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Personal Voices

Smriti wearing a black dress relaxing on a chair and looking at the camera as she talks about her abdominal cancer

I Had No Fear And Was Ready To Face What Came

Smriti, 50 from Mumbai was diagnosed with cancer for the second time. The hospital nurse referred to her as the most...
Tanmay is a young adult on the autism spectrum and is wearing a black tshirt and a hat  and sunglasses and sitting outdoors on a green chair

Managing the Double A - Autism and Adolescence

An autism dad’s honest story of managing adoloescence and puberty with a positive attitude. Journalist Bhanu Pande...
A couple, a woman on a wheel chair with a man standing attentively next to her, both looking into the woods with the sun streaming through

We Lost the Soul of Our Family to Cancer

It has been almost three years since his wife passed away, but the void is hard to reconcile. In an emotional piece,...
Image of Pavithra, a brain tumor survivor in a green dress with her husband in black and son

A Brain Tumor Need Not be Life-Threatening

Pavithra Sakthivel, who had severe headaches and a seizure, was diagnosed with Grade 3 malignant brain tumor. But she...
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Find Me a Job Right for my Mental Illness

It is often misconstrued that people with schizophrenia are being lazy when they find it hard to continue with a job....
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I Cried Bitterly The Day I Lost My Hair

Dora Mukherjee went through the entire battery of tests and procedures after being detected with a Right Breast...
Stock pic of the bottom half of a woman's face smiling and breaking a cigarette as she tells her experience of how she quit smoking

How I Finally Quit Smoking

Anar Chaudhari, 40, who quit smoking after nearly 20 years, says it requires immense willpower and resolve to kick the...
Image of an older silver haired person thinking and a younger dark haired person in a blue shirt and white t-shirt sitting next to him and debating whether to share or not about Parkinson's Disease diagnosis

To Share or Not to Share - A Patient’s Dilemma

Rajeev, 56 has been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease but is unsure of the reaction he will receive if he shares his...
Priya sitting on a green patch with a basket of fresh food next to her sharing her management of hypothyroidism

How I Took Charge Of My Life And Thyroid

Priya had for years allowed hypothyroidism and its related issues to get the better of her, till she finally turned...
Image: Marianne with her 3 sons and her husband

I Want To Fight Diabetes To Stay Alive For My Grandchildren

Marianne de Nazareth, 60, who has diabetes, began controlling her sugar levels in all earnestness after she received a...

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