Shucheesmita: "I can't take this anymore. This is too much." "No, you have to be strong. You can't be weak like this." The second line is something that many of us hear from our near and dear ones, or the other way round. While it is true that in difficult times we need to stay … Continue reading Two cents on Anxiety: the testimony of a survivor
Shucheesmita : It is often said writers sell their pain, they weave their pain into the masterpieces they create. But the process of reliving the pain is intense. It can drive one insane. But this is also a drug, the joy of writing. A writer often feels he/she can never have enough of writing. A … Continue reading Micro-story: Maya writes her pain
Shucheesmita: You call her weak because she is crying and she says she needs help. But, You will never know how it feels until it has happened to you, or something similar. You will never know how it feels to be helpless if you were never in a situation where you had no one, literally … Continue reading You call her weak
we hold on to our pains in order to fuel something out of it- to create art, poetry or write stories. Some people transform pain into power by pursuing the cause on a bigger level.
Why are women survivors talking after decades? Why she allowed this to happen? Why did she not report when it happened?- Such questions are not only asked by men but countless women who are insensitive to the plight of others. Last year, the #MeToo movement shook the world. And soon after, other hashtag movements emerged, … Continue reading This is why they did not speak up earlier!
Originally appeared in Study in Holland blog. Before arriving to the Netherlands, one of the few things that captivated me was the cycling culture in the country- cycling is part and parcel of the Dutch culture. On the very first day I arrived in the Hague, it was one of the first things that had … Continue reading Cycling: Part and Parcel of the Dutch Culture
Disclaimer: Just a personal reflection. Not an expert opinion at all! 🙂 "The Diary of Anne Frank" was one of the first English books that I had gifted myself, and one book that really inspired me a lot. I knew nothing about Anne's life or the history at that point in time. It is only … Continue reading The power of keeping a diary