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Mental health and addiction: A conversation with psychiatrist Dr. Bharati Dattatray Patil

By Rimli Bhattacharya 
Millions suffer from mental health but feel scared to spell out for the stigma attached to it. I have been counseling for years and have come across cases who couldn’t get cured without the intervention of a professional psychiatrist. In this interview, I speak to Dr. (Mrs) Bharati Dattatray Patil on issues of mental health and addiction.


Ministry Of Health, are you serious? Depression can’t be treated this way!

By Rimli Bhattacharya
Depression is a major illness worldwide and is one of the main reasons for disability. 350 million people globally suffer from this ailment. Depression is not a mere irregularity like flu but can bring long-term side effects if left untreated. The saddest part is that women are more prone to depression than men.

Infertile woman: The sociological impact

By Rimli Bhattacharya
To have a child or not should be a matter of personal choice. One must assess one’s own life, circumstances, values, and desires and then decide if one wishes to be a parent. As mentioned by Jill Filipovic, one needn’t wait to have a child when one is financially well-off.

Infertility and Women

By Rimli Bhattacharya
If you are desperate to hear the word, ‘Mother’, you can always go for adoption and give an orphan a home. My friend, who I started the article with, dealt with her depression by seeking help from a therapist. When all medical interventions failed, she too went for an adoption and adopted a girl child. While it’s a blessing to pass on the bloodline, it is a double blessing to adopt an orphan. Be kind, be grateful for the fact that you are infertile. So that you can be a mother to all those orphans, who had a mother once but are motherless and in need to love.

The tragic life of Daya Rani, the transgender politician

By Rimli Bhattacharya
Born in 1959, Rani lived with other eunuchs in a bungalow in Dasna, Uttar Pradesh. With no formal education, she contested as an independent candidate for the general elections from the Ghaziabad Lok Sabha constituency in 2004, 2009, and 2014. Rani, who had a strong support base among Eunuchs from all parts of India, had said that instead of mounting a stage and addressing stereotypical rallies, she preferred to tour through localities for a door-to-door campaign.

Ananda Shankar: The fusion maestro

By Rimli Bhattacharya
The world knows about his uncle but he never competed with the success of panditji. His tunes of Sitar, Moog Synthesizer, Drums, Guitar and other staid musical instruments were unique and had euphony to bring you to a state of bliss, serenity, and tranquility.

CBSE question paper leaks? This is certainly not the end of the world

By Rimli Bhattacharya
In the Indian context, parents too act like a pressure cooker without a safety valve. Apparently they are the ones, who cause more tension to their children. The parents must realize that it is not the end of the world. In fact, the parents must tell their children that re-examination is no big deal. It is just another brushing up of the texts, which the child has already prepared before the exams.

An Interview with Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Dr. Sudeshna Ray

By Rimli Bhattacharya
I was intrigued always by the wonders and joys of nature’s supreme showcase of power through a pregnancy and childbirth and I wanted to be an active participant in it. Women’s health issues are also interesting as they are hardly isolated and only physical. The challenge lies in understanding the emotions behind them and then address them successfully.