Failure

By Gayatri Chitale

Gayatri Chitale Guest Blogger To be provided an opportunity to struggle;To be allowed to fail, and flounder;To be provided an opportunity to find your strength;It is a singular privilege that life can bestow.Revel in it, brother; revel in the pain that builds a manHave I not struggled? Have you not seen me drown?I have gone…

A Quiet Adjustment – Story of an Indian Marriage

By Vandana Sehgal

The day we spoke, she was extremely fragile. Her raw wounds were flowing profusely. Even after eighteen years, the sensations of disconnect and dishonour were fresh like yesterday. I have known her for the past five years, yet I never got a glimpse of the pain she had been holding within her. The only way…

Women, Stress and Panic Attacks

By Vandana Sehgal

Anya was answering her last mail before leaving her office to pick up her son from school daycare. Then suddenly, she felt her body freezing and her hands and legs going numb. That experience reminded her about the breathlessness, heavily pumping chest and cold hands that numbed her two weeks back. The inability to breathe…

Children, Culture, and Career

By Vandana Sehgal

Born in India and spent the majority of my life years in my home country, I am deeply rooted in my culture, traditions, and values. In 2014, I became an expat by moving to Sweden with my family. I feel blessed as I enjoy the richness of my culture while I celebrate the unique Swedish…

Birth of my Spiritual Journey

By Snehashree

Snehashree Guest Blogger Spirituality touched me quite early, I would say. But amid a breezy childhood, it did not count much until, unless it was in my early twenties when something happened that turned me to thinking, if everything, I had heard about the spirit was true. It was early evening, and the year was…

Can anyone become a writer?

By Vandana Sehgal

Recently I was invited for an interview where the host asked,”Can anyone be a writer?” Was this asked ten years back, I would have said, “No, you need to have an aptitude for it.” At that time, I was living under the notion that writers are born. After publishing two books and writing blogs for…