Depression 

Depression in adolescents | Parental neglect

I started self-harming because my dad was never there for me and my mum didn’t care what I was doing. “Attention seekers” is a term used by an awful lot of people who have been in a close vicinity with children. What I find the funniest in toddlers is, sometimes they make noises and cry without a tiniest teardrop trickling onto their cheek. I always assumed they do it to capture their parent’s attention and maybe they do. Stepping into adolescence, the need for attention does not gradually fade away.  The…

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Depression 

Where it all started – a peek into the journey of modern psychiatry as we know it

The seventeenth century was the Age of Enlightenment; the eighteenth – of Reason; the nineteenth – of Progress; and the twentieth – of Anxiety. Although the human race has always been headed into solving problems, somehow it has also moved in the direction of creating new ones. And hence now, in the twenty-first century, the need to talk about these problems has dawned upon us. But peculiar as it sounds, are psychological problems really that recent? Or did our understanding of them evolve with time? In this post, we shall…

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Depression 

Sadness is Deep; Depression goes Deeper.

“Why are you so depressed?” an employee asks her co-worker. She finds her sitting at her desk with her head in her hands. “Oh hey, No!” She says, looking up. “There’s just too much to do this week.” I have come across similar scenarios time and again, where depression and depressed are the words thrown around casually and in a humoristic way. At times, someone experiencing sadness is labeled  “why are you being so depressed over this?”  For the people who have never gone through depression, there seems to be no…

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Depression 

“I watch them die” | Let’s Talk Depression

Depression is not a “state of mind”. It is a sickness. And like every sickness, it is curable if we seek help on time. How often is depression a topic to talk about in your family evenings? How often are we willing to share our vulnerabilities with a counselor or loved ones? One can analyze for themselves. Search for #depression tags on your Instagram and you’ll find millions of people, genuine living beings dealing with depression and asking for help. In our own Facebook poll, we asked people if they had ever…

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Depression 

We encourage you to come out | Let’s Talk Depression.

Welcome to Sowers. If you are reading this, chances are one of our posters or social media advertisement redirected you here. A warm welcome to you! Sowers is not just a website. It’s a mission. It’s a lead towards talking about things that are generally termed as a “taboo”. It is an expedition towards making documentaries that would CHANGE THE WORLD! A pledge to do honest journalism all through. As I write this, Sowers has a viewer base of more than 27K, which is increasing every day. Not just the…

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Culture 

A Minority Report

Funny how I never noticed the majority-minority division while growing up and now it is just too hard to ignore sometimes. Is it because of my social circle and my view of the world were much smaller and restricted, or is it because it now has a hand behind almost every other conversation, I am not sure. With time and events, not only are these divisions getting more and more noticeable, but the people who keep dragging them into issues are getting bolder, as well. Recently, when a classmate, I…

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Our Story Shikha 

Procrastinator? You bet! | Shikha’s Story

I think its safe to say that we all are procrastinators in some or the other way. But imagine this, you have to present the Life and work of Adolf Dassler (founder of Addidas) to an audience of more than 50 people at 9 A.M. the next day. At 00:00 – with much planning you sit down at your desk ready to start, the blank presentation file staring at your face. You have a plan in mind and your all set to go but wait, “Isn’t that movie scene where Cooper…

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International 

America’s shame – the Guantanamo Bay

Anyone can become angry – that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way – this is not easy. – Aristotle, The Nicomacbean Ethics Introduction 166 inmates currently have the privilege to be in the most expensive prison on Earth – the Guantanamo military camp. Little did they know 15 years back that they’d one day be captivated and force-fed to endure such devastating facet of life with no opportunity to…

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Adage II | Emotional Intelligence and Spirituality

Introduction | Prelude It’s difficult to describe emotions in words, isn’t? The first word that springs up in our head, is feelings after hearing the word – emotions. The simple reason being, emotions are intense feelings which are better felt than expressed, for which they are ineffable. Even a person who is tight-lipped will express a lot of emotions to the people across him, then a person who loves to prattle. Daniel Goleman in his book Emotional Intelligence: Why it can matter more than IQ states, “In a very real…

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Our Story 

CHAPTER 2. LIFE LESSON FROM CRICKET| SHALOM’S STORY

As a kid, I was fascinated with Cricket. Apart from playing some matches every evening in the campus we lived in, My and my friends’ talks also revolved around cricket all the time. We would discuss some ongoing matches, talk about amazing captaincy of Sourav Ganguly, opening partnership of Sachin and Sehwag, turns wasted by Dravid, the weird bowling style of Harbhajan Singh and so on. But, as I grew up and got exposed to other games I slowly became less interested in cricket. The interest in cricket has gone…

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