Mental health

When Your Body is a Witness

In November 2021, a group of eleven women found themselves sitting together in a room in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Three of us (Anushi, Ekta and Angarika) had traveled from Bangalore, and the rest from different parts of Madhya Pradesh. There was a nervous energy in the room. “Why do you think we’ve all come here?”

Maine Saaf Kiya Tumhara

Mann Ke Mukhaute Ep 3: Maine Saaf Kiya Tumhara

We are turning an inward eye to look at our mental experiences, and how they intersect with societal structures.  In an attempt to move away from pathological and clinical readings and move towards lived experiences, our podcast series Mann Ke Mukhaute interweaves fictional stories and experiential voice notes.

Rahogi Tum Wahi

Mann Ke Mukhaute Ep 2: Rahogi Tum Wahi

As part of our series ‘Mann ke Mukhaute’ exploring mental landscapes from an experiential standpoint, the second episode features Sudha Arora’s story Rahogi Tum Wahi, an account of a woman at the other end of emotional violence.

What Has Caste Got To Do With Our Mental Health?

What are the caste biases of the Indian healthcare system? How does casteism affect medical education and practice? What happens when you seek help and are told that casteism is not real? In this lucid essay, Dr. Kiran Valake offers a ringside view on the intersections of caste, mental health, and access to care.

Adiyal Dukh

Mann Ke Mukhaute Ep 1: Adiyal Dukh

As part of our Public Health issue, we are turning an inward eye to look at our mental experiences, and how they intersect with the health and state systems.  In an attempt to move away from pathological and clinical readings and move towards learning from lived experiences, our podcast series Mann Ke Mukhaute interweaves fictional stories and experiential voice notes.

Cartography of Grief

To help process the devastation that was the second wave of Covid19, the Third Eye Monday Adda with our rural digital educators invited theatre practitioner Apeksha Vora (hyperlink to author bio) to help make sense of the pain in their bodies, and their neighbourhoods.

Grief Maps

T talks about the day the mosque across her house offered namaz for three deaths together, an unprecedented event that shook up her entire mohalla. S talks about her friend who lives down the lane, who is left orphaned after the recent passing of her mother.

Living On Your Own

Sp. Feature: Living On Your Own In The Pandemic

As the outside slowly opens up to life after the deadly second wave of the pandemic, the inside is still grappling with absence, loss, death, fear and loneliness. This episode we meet people who navigated, and continue to navigate these feelings on their own.

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