Deep in thought 

Deep in thought 

Because 

I can’t be deep in action 

I was bred too highly

To get my hands dirty 

So I relegate this task 

To people who have no other jobs and then 

I act like I’m doing them a favour 

By paying their wages 

And treating them slightly better than 

Animals

I criticise their food choices

And the way they eat it

Calling their lifestyle violent 

While ignoring the silent violence 

I inflict on them daily

I am India’s upper caste, intellectual elite.

My head is in the clouds

 And I don’t know one grassroots from another 

All of it is just, 

Foliage to me.

Coming in the way of ‘development’. 

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3 Tips To Choose The Right Career Direction

Wrote this for the company blog.. do check it out!

Metaphors of The Mind

Written by Sadaf Vidha, Psychologist at Type a Thought

It’s Result time and all boards like CBSE, ICSE and SSC are putting out their results. youngsters are now rushing from college to college, at least virtually, to secure admission.. it’s a highly competitive atmosphere right now, and all the fun had during vacations seems washed away!

We get many students on our online counseling website where we provide a free first session and career counseling, and they do seem very confused about what career direction to take! Everyone imaginable is giving them advice, be it 10th std or 12th std students. In fact, one of my co-counselors drew a parallel between the plight of our students and people who look for a change in career around the 30s. Regardless of whenever you want to decide a career direction, these three golden career rules can help you:

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7 Whacky Ways to Control Cravings

I’ve written this one for my company blog 🙂

Metaphors of The Mind

All of us have struggled to keep off certain food – either we are watching our weight, or due to some health condition, or because our profession demands it. But it gets hard if we are surrounded by tasty looking food, doesn’t it?

Studies suggest that there is more than just one ‘type’ of eating. There are actually three types. There is emotional eating, external eating and biological eating.

As you guessed, emotional eating happens due to extreme emotions of sadness, happiness, guilt, anger and so on. External eating happens because in a situation, certain foods are consumed and so our environment gives us eating cues, even when we are not hungry. For example, having popcorn along with movies is such a classic that going without that is kind of unimaginable.

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So, what do you do when you get such sticky cravings? Here are some refreshingly new ways to manage…

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The solution to a fucked-up world: nicer kids

Wrote this for a co-blog. Do check it out!

Thought Puddlers

Teach our children to have empathy, through story-telling

Written by Sadaf Vidha

The children of today live in a challenging world. While the cruelty and bad news may not be more than the centuries before, we do have an ultra-focused world thatODs on sensational news. You have an app on the market each day which gives you the shortest version of the news in the fastest amount of time.
The difference then, lies in the way we perceive the world. Earlier, in the times of war, there was violence enough in the world, and no politician or new agency would want to dare add to the polarity at such times. Now however, with the problems being lesser and people’s lives busier and also people being easily influencial through media, encouraging polarity can happen easily, can be highly justified as people do not have the time for in-depth investigation and…

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What is Sunday neurosis and why should you care?

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Metaphors of The Mind

Victor Frankl, a famous existentialist, philosopher and psychiatrist, suggested that a lot of people in today’s time suffer from Sunday neurosis. The whole week goes by in work and responsibilities, and it is on Sunday that we realize how mundane and empty we feel. To get away from this feeling, we indulge in eating, shopping or some other compensating behaviour and thus, start a new week withholding our emptiness, therefore crashing one day, with either depression or suicide or both.

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On International day of happiness, let’s look at why we are not happy. Under the #battletheblues campaign, we have discovered that way too many of us feel depressed and empty inside.

The only solution to emptiness is to find meaning. What really matters to you? Do you do a job where you are crushing your passion, your values everyday? Are you stuck with a loveless marriage?

As much as these…

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