Category Archives: Sandyism

Still the Same – Depression: The Formative Years

“Am I really that bad?” she thought as that man in her neighborhood called her “kaali.” And why was everybody laughing at that? Was that some kind of joke? Wasn’t anyone, including her parents, going to tell him that he … Continue reading

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Still the Same – Joy: It’s a Girl! Again!

They heard the cry that emerged from the delivery room. They were elated, anticipating the big news. “Congratulations! It’s a girl!” the ever-smiling nurse proclaimed. The air was filled with shouts of joy. That’s the day she first looked at … Continue reading

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Still the Same – Prologue

“Finally!” she thought to herself. “The lights have been dimmed. Everybody is asleep. I can cry now.” And cry she did. Softly. Nobody should know. Or they would ask questions. The answers for which were complicated. There was no way … Continue reading

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Ph.D.: Not Just a Degree, It’s a (Torturous) Way of Life – Part 4

First, sorry about the delay between the last post and this one. I know, I promised you’d find out “soon” if my place of research, which I had no difficulty in getting through, was heaven or, erm . . . … Continue reading

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And, I love you enough, To let you go . . . My love isn’t attachment, It wants to see you happy . . . Even if I am not the reason you’re happy.

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Ph.D.: Not Just a Degree, It’s a (Torturous) Way of Life – Part 3

The place of research! Didn’t seem like a big deal to me because: 1) The place where I did M.Ed. from offered Ph.D., too, 2) I had ended up being the gold medallist at the M.Ed level, so, I believe … Continue reading

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Ph.D.: Not Just a Degree, It’s a (Torturous) Way of Life – Part 2

“I’m a Junior Research Fellow (JRF)! I am basically above mere mortals! I am great and I know everything! Bow down to me! Ha!!!” Oh! Was I dreaming loudly? Did you’ll listen to all that? Argh! It’s not even true! … Continue reading

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