When Words Become Weapons

Eminent Delhi advocate Asutosh Lohia says the issue of mental cruelty is delicate and complex. He has advice to offer.

Down in the Dumps? How to Feel Better Fast

More than a decade ago, an American researcher called David Lykken made a rather drastic and depressing statement about happiness. He said, “Trying to be happier is as futile as trying to be taller.”

Ladies: Please, Ditch the Guilt

The world over, women are known to feel habitually guilty. Part of it is probably biology, part society. Whatever the reason, guilt does little good.

Feeling Unloved: What Lies Beneath

Tara started sharing her story and what was bothering her, I felt compelled to stop her and ask, “I’m sorry, but is your husband seeing someone else?”

Reinvent Your Life—One Day at a Time

So, you’ve been meaning to redo, rethink, rediscover, reorganise, declutter, destress…etcetera. But the sheer number of things you need to start or stop doing is so long that you’re tempted to give up before you begin.

The Woman in the Mirror

A young, vibrant girl, let’s call her Nisha, came to me for counselling. She was going through a divorce. One of the main reasons why her marriage took an ugly turn was that she had issues with her mother-in-law.

10 Lessons Losing My Friend Taught Me

When asked to write about an incident that changed my life, at first I thought, now that’s quite easy. Then, at the dining table, a realisation struck me. Over breakfast, we were sharing the news of people who we knew passing away.