Understanding the Source of Sadness

March 25, 2023 08:30 am

Tough times are inevitable in human lives. Once in a while, incidents happen that pick us up and give us an overwhelming amount of sadness. That sadness can come from loss or shock. Acute sadness can result in several mental health problems. When we are unable to handle our emotions or understand their source, the result can be catastrophic. Grief is a powerful human emotion.

The world is witnessing multiple international tensions including threats to cyberspace, maritime security, tech and digital sovereignty, and AI and nuke threats, while policy discourse, public diplomacy and resources are being largely dominated by fear and hate. The emerging ‘belligerent international environment’ in Ukraine, Hong Kong and Taiwan are perhaps the result of ‘over-rationalized’ emotions, rather than acts of balancing between soft and hard power.


February 7, 2021 15:11 pm

We believe what we say And we say what we believe We imply corrections and changes in minds and hearts We even utter language silently, and we impart the belief system

Even Critters too carry out this!

August 27, 2020 09:13 am

Calved, nursed, excrete and nap Feel paradisiac on mother’s lap Adore intimacy and reside ecstatic Even critters too carry out this

Love through the tests of time

February 14, 2020 07:47 am

Love—a concept that is often thought of as something grand and life-changing. But what most of us overlook is how that grand and life-changing love often arrives in the form subtle gestures and soft-spoken words, say most of the people The Week spoke to.

Breaking away

December 8, 2019 15:26 pm

Letting few tears escape every night I find myself immensely weak and weary Unable to fight my demons, I lay there, frozen Like a lifeless mannequin When I'm at my weakest point; I know You want to be there  I want to speak.

Getting heavier with each clouds

November 22, 2019 12:13 pm

You just have to let go of her emotions As she has clearly said and moved beyond oceans Your love was pure but she didn't get it  That's how life is so accept, smile and forget it.


November 19, 2019 09:14 am

Eyes were drowsy Mind was sleepy Sky was foggy A gloomy sad morning And in amidst of gloominess A wildflower bloomed Taking away all the sad with her Taking away all the pain with her.

Abducted Daylight (Part II)

November 17, 2019 08:16 am

As I forlorn sit in there My acute sorrow compels me To make a wish for jolliness A wish for my innate glee And alas what is it I see


May 30, 2019 08:00 am

The Symphony constructed in the C minor key Was supposed to gift me the emotions of love, Instead it is lamenting about an unhappy love Which is tainted in my sighing love-sick soul.

Nepalese love the ‘big fat weddings’. So many delicacies to gorge on, so many gossips to toss around. From kids running around screaming to old folks getting emotional, there is a different kind of excitement in the air. And oh, the absolute favorite of all adults —  ‘Who’s going to marry next?’

Who cares about emotions?

November 29, 2018 10:02 am

You can play with me Until you get sick of me. You can break me, If that’s what you want.

Economy of emotions

November 7, 2018 01:00 am

Let’s bring in remittance as much as we can through skills but not at the cost of our emotional wellbeing

Scientists in Canada exploring the “hangry” phenomenon have found a link between hunger and mood swings.

Only a quarter of females aged seven to 21 said they were very happy in 2018, according to the annual Girls' Attitudes Survey.

The plus side of being thick-skinned

August 31, 2018 10:24 am

When you were a kid, did you cry and go home every time someone yanked your hair or did you stomp your feet and keep playing, often pushing and shoving to make way for yourself? If the latter is what you did and what you think one should do when faced with challenges, then congratulations for it’s what good leaders and successful entrepreneurs choose to do in life as well. But if it’s the former, then maybe you should stop being too sensitive because that kind of attitude will only hurt you while accomplishing nothing in return.

Transitioning emotions

May 29, 2018 12:20 pm

Humans witness physical, mental, spiritual and social changes in different phases of life. A new-born baby gradually grows, reaches adulthood and eventually fades to a mere memory. As I turn the pages of the photo album comprising my childhood memories, I realize the essence of the innocent infancy. After all, the infant stage gives the most beautiful moments.