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Welcome to Sowers.
Sowers is a mission. We are bloggers, photographers, and movie makers coming together to take you on a journey of laying in front of you the realities of our society of our country and around the world – the good and the bad alike.
Here’s What we do
Sowers was started in our hostel room because we felt the need to start a discussion on things that were happening around us. It grew from there and we feel it more than ever that our society needs to have a civil discussion about everything happening. Whether in politics, education system, etc.
This is our mission statement.
To reach out to the youths and start a discussion and to become a platform that helps to share knowledge and wisdom about issues that affect our society.
Introduction | Prelude Susan Cain in her book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a world that can’t stop talking says, “We can stretch our personalities, but only up to a point”. As I pondered over this statement, one of the thought that kept circulating in my head was, we cannot act or express other […]
When you are in medical school, they teach you, “this is what’s normal.” But as one can predict, there are always exceptions to that rule. Take Hypertension for example. If the Systolic remains well within 129 mm of Hg, you are good to go (that’s normal). But then, there is a small chunk of people […]
The process of development of adult sexual behavior from undifferentiated potentialities of an infant is a long and complex one. There is never a guarantee that the end result of the process will be a “normal” heterosexual one. The result is anything but uniform. Each society, however, approves or disapproves of certain sexual patterns and […]
Recently, I have stopped enjoying my birthdays. The realization of getting older and being not even close to where I should be has taken all the excitement out of life. I should have completed college, have a job by now and should have been saving for marriage. Well, these things are enough to drive anyone […]
I thought it would last forever. We were together since 2014. I don’t even know when she started having second thoughts about me. I have a younger sister at home and I always feared for her security. Needless to say that I’m kind of protective, rather sometimes overprotective of the women in my life. Looking […]
Bullying is one of the many reasons school going students fall into depression. Others being: the fear of exams, fear of specific teachers, and punishments. Bullying, often thought of as a show of masculinity, is not always physical. If it were so, girls wouldn’t have been bullies. A layman’s definition of bullying is picking on […]
I don’t even remember how old I was when that guy first touched me. When he touched me in places he wasn’t supposed to. I remember only a few scenes of that time. I think based on the house we were in at the time (we stayed in many rented houses for quite a long […]
Depression survivors feel they have conquered that toughest part of life. If they can overcome depression, what more in life can torment them? Little do we know that the evil witch that depression is tends to meet some along the road several times in a lifetime! Statistics have it that nearly 50% of all the […]
The following is the extract of lesson taken by Helen M. Farrell at Ted-Ed. For the complete lesson, click here. Helen M. Farrell, M.D. is an enthusiastic and experienced medical professional; board certified Psychiatrist & Forensic Psychiatrist; writer; and speaker.She is a Harvard Medical School Instructor in psychiatry and a staff psychiatrist at Beth Israel […]
We are humbled as we see your response to our campaign. This September, quite a handful of people reached out to us with their experiences with depression. We have had a substantial opportunity to learn as we listened to them. Being in a fortunate spot to know your stories has indeed given us more insight […]
In the words of mama indigo-“The best thing you could do is master the chaos in you. You are not thrown into the fire; you are the fire.” The following quote would have remained only inspirational until a few years back. It is only now that I have grown up knowing that things aren’t perfect. […]
Globally, Depression stands as the top cause of disability among young and the elderly populations.WHO report on Mental Health in India (2015-16) It is a lot more common than we realize. That energetic friend of yours who used to be the life of your class suddenly goes quiet and looks lethargic all the time. Is […]