Lunacy of a Nation and Mental Bankruptcy of India’s Law Makers, Executive and Judiciary

Even in a democracy there is a limitation to the Freedom of Speech. I am painfully aware, this post can and possibly may attract contempt of court, ire of Indian Law makers (read Parliamentarians o… Source: Lunacy of a Nation and Mental Bankruptcy of India's Law Makers, Executive and Judiciary

Lunacy of a Nation and Mental Bankruptcy of India’s Law Makers, Executive and Judiciary

Even in a democracy there is a limitation to the Freedom of Speech. I am painfully aware, this post can and possibly may attract contempt of court, ire of Indian Law makers (read Parliamentarians o… Source: Lunacy of a Nation and Mental Bankruptcy of India's Law Makers, Executive and Judiciary

Lunacy of a Nation and Mental Bankruptcy of India’s Law Makers, Executive and Judiciary

Even in a democracy there is a limitation to the Freedom of Speech. I am painfully aware, this post can and possibly may attract contempt of court, ire of Indian Law makers (read Parliamentarians of all hues) and severe censure of highest level of executive. Yet I write, lest millions of Indian sufferers of Mental … Continue reading Lunacy of a Nation and Mental Bankruptcy of India’s Law Makers, Executive and Judiciary

A True Story of Hope: akhilvaani in Conversation with Young-Turk Tanvi Kale on How She Tamed Her Depression Beast

Welcome brave-heart Tanvi Kale to "akhilvaani". You are aware, " akhilvaani" is a platform to Own-Up, Open-Up and Talk Mental Illness it is committed to spread "Hope, Love and Pride"  amongst Mentally Ill thereby  busting the stigma around it. At the outset, my most sincere thanks for first owning-up and opening-up on twitter in response … Continue reading A True Story of Hope: akhilvaani in Conversation with Young-Turk Tanvi Kale on How She Tamed Her Depression Beast

Who Says Few People Cannot Change the World-“akhilvaani reviews the Book “The D-Word-A Survivor’s Guide to Depression” by Shubhrata Prakash

I am new to book review though writing both for publishing and not for publishing has long been my vocation. Also this is the first book review on the  "akhilvaani" platform devoted to "Opening-Up, Owning-Up and Talking Mental Illness in India". And when the promise of akhilvaani  is to "Give Hope, Love and Pride to … Continue reading Who Says Few People Cannot Change the World-“akhilvaani reviews the Book “The D-Word-A Survivor’s Guide to Depression” by Shubhrata Prakash

Who Says You Cannot Tame Bipolar Disorder-akhilvaani in Conversation with Vijay Nallawala-An Ordinary Indian with Extraordinary Achievement

i Mr. Vijay Nallawala , aptly describes himself as a "Pixel in the Magnificent Canvas called Life". To introduce Vijay briefly, he is an author par excellence, inspirational storyteller & personal branding coach based in Mumbai. He is also an Entrepreneur, Mental Wellness Catalyst and Compassionate Soul. More importantly, Vijay is what he is in … Continue reading Who Says You Cannot Tame Bipolar Disorder-akhilvaani in Conversation with Vijay Nallawala-An Ordinary Indian with Extraordinary Achievement

India @70-Mental Health Remains Orphan in National Budget

My interest in Mental Health is existential.  I have battled Bipolar Disorder for decades. Have been a Mental Health Advocate and Activist for a decade and I  have also served on the Government of India, Mental Health Policy Group for four years. Every year I have some wish list on Budget Day. This year wish … Continue reading India @70-Mental Health Remains Orphan in National Budget

akhilvaani in conversation with Sandeep Gautam, Life Coach and Bipolar Warrior

In the earlier blog, akhilvaani had a conversation with Shubhrata Prakash, IRS Additional Commissioner of Income Tax, and author of the latest best seller, The D-Word: A Survivors's Guide to Depression. akhilvaani is dedicated to "Own-up, Open-Up and Talk Mental illness and to spread "Hope, Love and Pride" to Mentally Ill. Needless to say, Stigma … Continue reading akhilvaani in conversation with Sandeep Gautam, Life Coach and Bipolar Warrior

Akhilvaani in conversation with Shubhrata Prakash, Author of “THE D-WORD: A SURVIVOR’S GUIDE TO DEPRESSION

Question 1: Shubhrata Prakash, I picked up the book, "The D-WORD: A SURVIVOR's GUIDE TO DEPRESSION" recently at Delhi International Airport, where it was prominently displayed in the best sellers rack. Tell me in brief about the journey of making of the book. Answer: It was a book which just needed to be written. Ever … Continue reading Akhilvaani in conversation with Shubhrata Prakash, Author of “THE D-WORD: A SURVIVOR’S GUIDE TO DEPRESSION

I am Mentally Ill-Should I Tell My Boss? You Must I Say? But do so carefully?

There is general consensus amongst scientists about two things- one, the curse of Mental Illness is spreading fast and second, as a general rule, severe mental illnesses like Depression, Bipolar Disorder or even Schizophrenia strike early in life. So if you suffer from Mental Illness and have already joined a job or are applying for … Continue reading I am Mentally Ill-Should I Tell My Boss? You Must I Say? But do so carefully?