All posts tagged: relationships

The Incoherent Relationship Between Mental Health And Spring

Welcome to the happiness farm. It is Spring after all. You have probably heard the quote from Rainer Maria Rilke: “It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” But unfortunately the past 25 years or so have been different and the rates of depression and anxiety amongst people, especially the young adults, have risen by 70%. Almost 1 in 4 people between 16 to 25 have had suicidal thoughts and the number of children and young people with mental health issue has more than doubled since 2009. In the past 6 years, hospital admissions for teenagers with eating disorders have also almost doubled as well and even with this, according to the World Health Organization “Stigma and discrimination against patients and families prevent people from seeking mental health care”. Last year, on April 20th, Tim Bergling (better known as AVICII), the renowned Electronic Music producer and DJ was found dead in a farm house near Muscat, Oman, at the age of 28. On 1st May, TMZ reported that …

Nostalgia for a Time you never experienced

You might have heard the quote of L.P.Hartley from the novel The Go-Between: “The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.” There will always be something about the music that our grandparents and parents would listen to when we were children. They bring a keen sense of nostalgia for a time that we didn’t experience. The music of our grandparents’ and parents’ youth. When we are in our middle or late adulthood we seem to find a great pleasure in the music of our youth. Something that is called a reminiscence bump. A tendency for older adults to have increased recollection for events and memories that seemed to have occurred in their twenties ( adolescence and early adulthood). But what about the music of our grandparents’ and parents’ adolescence and early adulthood?  To the psychological scientist and lead researcher Carol Lynne Krumhansl of Cornell University, this phenomena is called cascading reminiscence bump. In an article published on psychologicalscience he put it “Music transmitted from generation to generation shapes autobiographical memories, preferences, and …

A Forgotten Song

He Writes: “Lighter tone and an ensnaring comfort. A hoary sun upon my face and her. The hills of stones and permanent ways through her chest. Unbridled oscillations, rising up; then falling down again. A peaceful amble; it’s zephyr, it’s warm, it’s soft, it’s homeward..” He writes again: ‘Yesterday morning was a bit confusing for me. I had dreams that I don’t get to see anymore. Or it’d be hard to comply if I ever had one like this before; regarding the context. The colors in the dream were almost monochromatic. They were grey, rather dark. Turned out the weather outside was liable for the event. It was all fogged up and the dismal weather made the morning seem like a dark evening. It was around 7:30, and the darker tone in my room on to my eyes made me have that dream in the similar hue. However, the context and the hue of the dream alone was not enough for me to write about it. In fact I wound not have been writing this blog …

Happy Halloween!!

I thought I’d not post a second blog today but I didn’t want to miss a chance to write a few word of my own either.  So I just decided to write again. It’s Halloween and the end of October. I signed up for this blog almost a year ago but had not been actively posting until it was September already. So it’s safe to admit that I’m new to the community in every way possible. But the amount of love and support I have been getting in this month (and the past month as well) from my fellow bloggers is admittedly overwhelming. So I just wanted to write this blog to thank everyone who I follow or the bloggers who follow me and to anyone who reads my contents. It’s a pleasure to be able to be a part of this beautiful community. Thank you!! Have a happy and safe Halloween. Photo by Toni Cuenca from Pexels Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels

অথৈ জল / Unfathomable Water (2018).

On June 14, 2018 The Times Of India published an article or rather an advertisement that read, “Purba Paschim launches poster, set to stage new play.” And three days later after that, on June 17 the same news paper alluded, “Purba Paschim pays tribute to three doyens of Bengali literature.” They are: Manik Bandyopadhyay’s Diba Ratrir Kabya, Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay’s Hasuli Banker Upokotha and Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay’s Athoi Jol. A paradigm of an excellent marketing, indeed, I’d put it that way, as the play was going to be premiered on July 22 at Academy of Fine Arts. Added to that, the novel was scripted by Ujjwal Chattopadhay, with editing and direction from none other than Bratya Basu. The adaptation holds actors like Debshankar Haldar and the founder and director of Purba Paschim himself, Soumitra Mitra. Though it has taken me months to finally get around and see the play eventually. The day, it came. On the last Sunday I finally got around to see Athoi Jol. A plot that takes place in the time of pre-WWII Bengal. The story revolves around the protagonist …