my writing and mental health interviews, plus some stray skittering thoughts
Created 26 Aug 2020
  • so still
    13 Sep 2021 • 5 min read
    Dear reader, Are you having a rainy September? It seems to be raining in three cities here at once: Bombay, Delhi and Chennai. It has its wonderful moments; when the sky loses its light and goes blue-...
  • listening
    03 Sep 2021 • 6 min read
    This week’s interview is with Khatera Noori, the psychologist at Charmaghz, an organization that runs mobile children’s libraries in Kabul, Afghanistan. Charmaghz was founded by Freshta Karim, an alum...
  • painted gold
    30 Aug 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    hello world, I am excited about this time’s interview. Writing teacher, writer, editor, activist Tanya Paperny who lives in Washington, DC, is writing a book. It’s about her great-grandmother’s experi...
  • alcohol and friendship
    21 Aug 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    hi there, how are things finding you? things here are (1) rainy and (2) if you read the news, somewhat apocalyptic. on the writing front, things are marginally better. the Writing Project is coming to...
  • jackfruits in ohio
    23 Apr 2021 • 7 min read
    Dear reader, How are things finding you? Through a thick, grim fog? Through many wrong turns and one-ways? Today, I bring to you a new interview, which I’m excited about, and I have a very imp. questi...
  • sweet as honeydew
    26 Jan 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    dear reader, today we bring to you: a new interview about grief and losing people close to you (a topic I am super interested in), and also some thoughts on stuff i’ve read and written. things are get...
  • the feel good pack
    07 Dec 2020 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    Hello, friends! It seems that everyone I speak to, when asked what sort of book they want to read, says something happy, light and easy. So here are the happiest things I can think of! feel free to le...
  • Mental Health and…. Widows of Farmers
    05 Dec 2020 • 3 min read
    Kota Neelima is an author and researcher, whose work studies rural distress, farmer suicide households and poverty in India, especially in Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Telangana. She wrote a book: Wido...
  • a minute or two
    26 Nov 2020 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Dear friends n well wishers — Hi. It has been a little while. The air is settling; turning grey; turning golden. It’s nearly the end of the year. Jimmy the pup has been to not one but two different pa...
  • ‘Killjoy’: Yashna on Depression
    26 Nov 2020 • 6 min read
    Yashna Vishwanathan is a clinical psychologist and works in mental health and disability support in Mumbai. She has lived with depression since her teenage years. Somewhere between work and day-dreami...
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