The Commune: Moving from fixing to healing

Dear friends, Perfection is such a potent drug. I have spent a lot of time “perfecting” this email too; just like I spend time perfecting how I do things or say things or how my body and mind are. Ever since I fell ill (chronic pain from Fibromyalgia and Rheumatoid Arthritis and subsequent fatigue) atContinue reading “The Commune: Moving from fixing to healing”

The Commune: Seeing from the lungs

Dear friends, What is air? I’ve been thinking about this for the past couple of weeks as meme after meme of dark humour spells out the dire situation in Delhi and other parts of North India.  In school, most of us learnt this simple definition: Air is approximately 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen with small amountsContinue reading “The Commune: Seeing from the lungs”

The Commune: Reimagining cities for our collective well being

Dear Friends, Over the past last few weeks, I’ve been closely following developments at the Aarey Milk Colony in Mumbai. One of the few remaining green zones in the city, it was reduced to a war zone of mechanical saws, bulldozers and tree stumps. Aarey has been the centre of a pitched battle between theContinue reading “The Commune: Reimagining cities for our collective well being”

The Commune: What does mental well-being look like?

Dear friends, On October 10th, World Mental Health Day was observed in India as well as across the world. There were numerous tweet chats, campaigns (on and off social media) and our social media timelines were full of mental health awareness graphics and information.  To be honest, I was a bit overwhelmed. Mental health awarenessContinue reading “The Commune: What does mental well-being look like?”

A warm welcome to you!

Dear friends, A warm welcome to The Curio-City Collective (TCC) family! It gives us great pleasure to be writing to you as we formally launch our newsletter – The Commune. Every fortnight, The Commune, will be a space for us to share the work we have been doing alongside our reflections and insights.  TCC isContinue reading “A warm welcome to you!”