Sachin Sharma

Ideas for mental health and everything affecting it.

A Lotus in the Mud: An Interview by Pragati Sharma

Dilshad Ali and Tilak Raj have been selling Rajma Chawal and Curry Chawal for 3 years now in Sector 15 Market, Chandigarh. However, it isn’t just the delicious food they sell that makes their story worth sharing, but a tale of incredible friendship thrashing stigmas and stereotypes.

A fire in nature, burning reeds and trees, uncontrolled burning of vegetation

The Dark Side of Emotions: How “Hurt” Sentiments Fuel Injustice and Division

Why is it that our caste or religion is way more important to us than humanity and the greater good of people? I wonder what these friends of mine would be like if the people of ISIS or other such terrorist organizations belonged to their caste as well. They would have certainly cried every time a terrorist was hanged to death by our law and protested against it in the same way they did for the reservation.

Beautiful shot of train rails moving forward to the hills under the bright calm sky

My Childhood Excuse That Became a Running Joke

One day, we sort of overdid it and were way too late before we could reach home. It was already dark and there was no way that our parents would believe that we studied for so long. I reached home at about 8 o’clock and my parents asked the obvious question as soon as they saw my face.

I'm sorry dear, I know I made a mistake!

Apology 101: What Not to Do When Owning Up to Your Mistakes

“Sorry” is one of the most commonly used words by people these days. We are taught when and how to use this word from the beginning of our lives. As frequently as people use it, they seldom mean it. It has become more of a formality to apologize after you do something wrong or to be more precise, you do something that is wrong in the eyes of others; you can obviously secretly disagree with the notion entirely.

Bus Stop

Finding Innocence in a Cynical World: Why It Matters

Instinctively I looked to my right and noticed that a small schoolgirl of about 7-8 years of age was standing by my side, probably waiting for the bus or something. She looked worried and puzzled but I ignored her and started to look at the building I was to enter in about 25 minutes. Suddenly I felt somebody touch my hand.

Unhappy Woman At Home With Computer Being Bullied Online On Social Media

Indian Men Online: A Wake-Up Call for Change

As soon as most women come to know that the man trying to initiate a conversation is Indian, they prefer to avoid him. It may seem rude and unfair to some men who always behave like gentlemen while talking to strange women but it’s the majority of Indian men who have invited this kind of response.

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