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Nandini Chandra

Writer | Digital Evangelist | Mental Health Advocate

A writer by passion and a digital marketeer by profession. Sipping warm coffee, with a good book in my hand, and sitting by the balcony on a rainy afternoon, is my cocoon. I believe animals are better companions than humans. And a walk in a quiet forrest gives me solace.

Say hi at chandra.nandini22@gmail.com.
The Inheritance Of Suicide And The Beauty Of bugphai

The Inheritance Of Suicide And The Beauty Of Endurance

I have inherited a lot of my father's traits, both physically and emotionally. I have inherited his sense of guilt, fear and worthlessness; he has left me his legacy of depression. For the longest time, I couldn't imagine what my father must have gone through when he took the final step. But in a terrifying way these days, I somehow can. Earlier I judged him for taking his own life. Now I both sympathize and empathize. And that is scary. Yet, I fight…
04/09/2016 1:07 PM IST
The One Thing That Stopped Me From Following In My Father's Final boscorelliart via Getty Images

The One Thing That Stopped Me From Following In My Father's Final Footsteps

On a cold winter night in Delhi, I start to get dressed for a journey. I put on my panties, and hook my bra. Next, I put on my jeans, brush some dirt off them; after all, I don't want to come across as someone untidy. I wear my shirt and button it down. I look at myself in the mirror. Not too shabby, I think to myself... I take a brown envelope out of the drawer. Inside I find the strip of sleeping pills I had bought three nights back.
07/07/2016 8:55 AM IST