Lockdown proximity pulled couples apart – Inputs in Times of India

Before Covid-19 struck, families longed for some quality time together. Then, lockdown happened. While many had to adjust to work from home (WFH) as the new normal, several lost their livelihood and were forced to remain at home. This forced proximity gave rise to several relationship issues, as recorded by the trends of Abhayam 181 calls for 2020

Work, net connectivity woes stoke Amdavadis’ ire – my inputs in Sunday Times…

Working from home and managing workloads with erratic hours, and that too often on their weekly offs, appear to be weighing down hard on the tempers and stress-levels of people in Ahmedabad. A nationwide study conducted by Tata Salt Lite indicates that troubles related to work and internet connectivity are among top reasons that add to the stress-levels of Amdavadis, making them lose their temper.

FINDING OFFLINE REMEDY FOR PUBG ADDICTION -My inputs in Times of India

What makes the game so addictive? Dr Hansal Bhachech, an Ahmedabad psychiatrist, said that every game design works on the principle of reward system. “The reward stimulates the person to turn to that addiction again and again as it releases dopamine, giving the person a temporary ‘high’,” he said….

Inputs in Sunday Times – Rise in distraught teens seeking help

The debate is still raging on whether the act captured in a video that surfaced on Friday — showing a swimming coach at a city club hitting two girls with a neck cord — showed the ugly underbelly of the grind the sportspersons allegedly go through in search of glory.
However, what shocked many was the stand taken by the parents when they refused to press charges against the coach and backed his methods.
For the city-based psychiatrists, it’s not a new phenomenon…

Input in Times Of India – Viral rumours spur lynching sickness

A woman was lynched in Vadaj on June 27 after a mob labelled her a ‘child-lifter’ and overturned the auto she and two other women were travelling in. It was neither the first nor the last gruesome assault of this nature in Gujarat. While a man with mental problems was beaten up near Waghodia in…

My inputs in today’s Times Of India about Pornography and Adolescence…

Smut in exam: Pappu is mobile porn addict Bharat Yagnik, Ahmedabad:     Experts Say Many Young Minds Addicted To Porn Via Mobiles It turns out that the class XII science student from Borsad in Anand district, who wrote explicit pornographic prose in his chemistry exam -leading to Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB)…

My inputs inTimes Of India –

Feb 25 2017 : The Times of India (Ahmedabad)   Testing time for parents of cellphone-hooked children   Ahmedabad: TIMES NEWS NETWORK   Exams Round The Corner, Psychiatrists In Demand There was a time when disconnection of cable TV by parents would herald the study period for board exams in Gujarat. Now, with children hooked to…

My inputs in today’s Times of India – story on Pokemon Go

Jul 31 2016 : The Times of India (Ahmedabad) AUGMENTED REALITY – Pokemon Go lands city teen in Gandhinagar police station The residents of a society in Sector 30 of Gandhinagar were surprised to see a youth roaming around in their society with a phone in his hands in the middle of the afternoon. The…