Yes, There’s Hope.

Anonymous This is a piece about depression. But I promise it is more positive than the ones that usually go around. I choose to be anonymous on this post only for one reason – I’ll soon be hunting for jobs and not all of them, even those working for ‘causes’, are too charitable when it…

Prozac Talks

Trigger Warning: Suicide As a child, I never imagined that depression was a condition I could ever suffer from. Not because I wasn’t miserable enough, no, but because of the romanticized notions I had of depression. Depression, to my childish mind meant mascara stained cheeks and melancholic gazes. It was being the protagonist of a…

Confessions of a “One of Us”

by Anonymous   In the first trimester of Law School, I was crying on a friend’s shoulder in an autorickshaw, disappointed at my average performance in the university debate rounds. As somebody who believed myself to be a good debater, it was crushing to be shown my place in the university pool. My friend’s reaction…

Illness is not my Identity

by TheOxidisedApple   Disclaimer: I am in no way attempting to project my own lived experiences and issues with battling epilepsy onto other people with mental health problems, or claiming in any manner, to represent them and their experiences. This is only an attempt to get my experiences across, to ascertain my own pehchaan in…

The Life and Times of a Habshi in Delhi

Let’s be absolutely clear on this – I am a mallu. My parents are mallus, my grandparents are mallus, and their parents before them are mallus. My parents settled in Delhi post marriage before I was born, so I am also a Delhi-ite considering I have lived here my entire life. Thus, my identity can…

Honey, We Need To Talk

Over the past year, a number of issues have cropped up on campus that have forced a fairly large number of people to think on issues that go beyond what they can see till the bend. People have been forced to confront conversations pertaining to complicated and nuanced issues such as gender, sexuality, caste, privilege…