Why Mental Health Awareness is So Important 

"Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves" - Henry David Thoreau In the times of Covid19, mental health specialists are fighting another challenge –NO, this one’s not the virus of the respiratory system, it is the metaphorical virus of the human mind – depression, anxiety, stress! Why pay special attention to mental health ?   Many have heard the phrase "All diseases are from the nerves." However, just as proactive we are to seek medical help for bodily ailments, one often tends to ignore what’s ailing the mind- the root cause of all illnesses. It is a taboo topic especially in our country, where anyone seeking medical help for mental sickness is declared...

Lockdown 3.0 – The "Why & What" of the continued Indian Shut-in

  Another 2 weeks?? Ah, will we ever be able to step out of this Laxman Rekha?! Questions galore as India readies itself for one more set of a fortnight of lockdown- we say a set because the Ministry of Home Affairs continues to keep our hopes alive of the proverbial light at the end of this tunnel. Let’s cut to the chase though and find out how we have lived for almost 40 days now, what’s changed and how do we keep that hope alive of being released to the now bluer-than-blue skies! When did the lockdown begin? If at all you need to refresh your memory  about the mother of all lockdowns the world has ever seen. We were under the Janata Curfew on the 22nd of March 2020 and t...

Janata Curfew - What It Means For You?

So, PM Narendra Modi gets onto National television and announces a newly coined term – Janata Curfew to tackle the Coronavirus threat! What it simply means ? A curfew is a law or a regulation that is effected at a regional level which requires people to stay indoors between specified hours. Here we have been told to self-restraint and stay completely indoors on the 22nd of March 2020 from 7 am to 9 pm- about 14 hours on the day. Why is it being done ? Implementing a curfew is not a government’s favourite activity. It essentially means that the region is going through actual or potential civil unrest where the people collecting together in streets could potentially cause damage to human...