The tragedy in fame

Glitz, glamour and grandeur. This is what sells the showbiz industry. Everyone wants to be famous, known for beauty and talent. What everyone fails to realize is that the fame comes at a price. Being a celebrity necessitates giving up rights to privacy and freedom. Sometimes the onscreen romance, drama, action and even tragedy spill […]

Mythbusting : Moon, Moods and Medications

“Drop a spoon, company soon.” “Step on a crack, break your mother’s back.” “Smell fresh bread, wet the bed.” These are just a few examples of the extensive repertoire of myths and superstitions that constitute the cultures of different countries and regions. The origin of myths is based on the need to explain the unknown […]

Making a breakthrough – The Hindu

While treatment of mental illness has progressed in leaps and bounds, a lot more needs to be done The history of mental illnesses falls nothing short of horror. The early man believed in a magico-religious basis for mental illness, crediting it to demonic possessions, the wrath of god and sorcery, thereby responding with equally baseless […]

Sleep sound, Healthy all round

Take a minute and think about how much sleep you get on average each day. In an alternate universe with no appointments, deadlines or schedules, where not an alarm clock, but your body decides how many hours of sleep you need per day, this number would be somewhere around 8 hours. This is how much […]

Dealing with failure

We all have come across the phrase “Failures are the pillars of success.” Failures are said to be a part of life which every one of us will face at some point in our life. Be it relationship let-downs or academic failures, these do lead to disappointments and frustration. But how do you deal with […]

Smoking : The fashionable killer

People with mental health problems live on average 10-20 years less than the general population. If anyone were to be asked for the reason for this gross reduction in life expectancy, they would probably say “Well it’s obvious, people with mental health problems probably end up with some sort of depression and are more likely […]

Role Models: Helpful or Harmful?

This has been a huge week for some of India’s biggest role models. Tamil Nadu’s ‘Amma’ was hospitalized for a major surgery which provoked rumors about a critical state that, if not for their timely dissipation, might have been detrimental to the peace and stability of state affairs. Secondly, the release of Captain Cool of […]