Garbage

Shabnam can feel her empty stomach twist and heave. She hugs the jar of eggs and looks fondly at the pale, tea-coloured eggs. Agitated, she walks over to the gate of the large, white house. “Baji, baji, gand hai?” she shouts in her hunger-sharpened voice and reaches up for the doorbell. Sunday morning. The houses … Continue reading Garbage

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Why is our culture so depressing for girls?

As a counseling psychologist, I often listen to harrowing stories. Three young girls aged 16-18 have confessed in the past month about their desire to commit suicide for different reasons. But underneath the surface differences in their stories  is a depressing sameness. And these were just three girls who found the space and courage to … Continue reading Why is our culture so depressing for girls?