Meet Rachel – a horse with two names

Rachel David is a practicing mental health counselor, interested in gender, sexuality and cross cultural perspectives. During her masters studies, she specialized in industrial psychology and counselling and is interested in creating safe spaces in and around herself. Rachel taught at Mount Carmel College, Bangalore, before she moved to Dehra Dun where she currently lives (and hibernates).  I…

My Depression and Yours: Coping with Kindness

(Guest-post by crickhollow@gmail.com. Re-post) Onward, Though Your Feet Be Stumbling ~ Anonymous I am healing. It has been three years of self-destroying, painful despair. Three years of terrifying mood-swings, endless panic attacks, contemplations of suicide, and deep, deep hopelessness and loneliness. These three years have cost me everything I’ve worked hard for – all my…

No Sense of Place

(Re-post: This article first appeared in The Wire, 16 Jul 2017) Noah rides shotgun. Credit: Nisarg Prakash The city is slowly starting to stir. I jump the gate, climb up three floors, heaving my backpack clumsily despite my intentions to remain stealthy as a cat. But he has already been alerted. Maybe it was shutting…

Conversations with the floppy-eared Monster

(This is a long, rambling conversation with the notorious big, bad wolf. Dive-in if you’re not the faint-hearted) Nis: Hey Noah! (Whistles)…  Hello…. What’s up? Noah: (Bushy tail swishing side to side)…. Kee.. Kee…Kee…  (I’m happy to see you but don’t expect me to act like a goddamn Lab) (transitioning away from dogspeak) Nis: How…

Meet Prashanth – our friendly neighbourhood Daktre

13 April 2018 About Prashanth (or Daktre as he is fondly known) –  Prashanth is an avid birder (avid – is an understatement) and somebody I go-to when I would like to discuss issues regarding mental health. While we bond over wildlife and conservation, he is also known for his humble and humanistic approach to…