Asha Bhosle's daughter Varsha commits suicide by shooting herself in Mumbai

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  1. Zebra

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    Rest In Peace..
     
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    Rather sad.

    Modern lifestyle is really stressful.
     
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    Modern lifestyle? As opposed to archaic lifestyle?
     
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    Very sad news some people have everything and still seem unhappy.
     
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    why archais? Couldn't you come up with the word "Traditional"?
     
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    Enjoyed her writings and takes on various socio-political affairs of the country. One of the saner voices in the cesspool that is Indian journalism.

    Sad to see her go. RIP
     
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    Seems to have been a strong personality from her writings. RIP Varsha.
     
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    This traditional life you're thinking of has never actually existed. This concept of "oh the simplicity of the good ol days" is a fallacy. Also considering India is a country which is trying to jump from the 18th century into the 21st, "traditional" for the most part is synonymous with archaic, especially for women.

    Major depression, or Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is a very, very serious illness and heavily influenced by biological and genetic factors. We know a lot more about this disease now than we did in the supposed good ol days and there has been progress in therapy, but we are still a long way from a definitive cure. Remember, in any situation involving dangerous illnesses, your best chances of survival are in modern times, not in the (imaginary) past.

    I realize we are digressing here, but the reason I made that comment is to highlight the fact that the level of awareness of mental disease in India and among Indians in general (including ones who live in the West) is abysmal. Not only is there a stigma but there are also numerous fallacious theories endorsed by many, including so called healthcare professionals which has obfuscated the entire problem. This in turn has been disastrous for people who are actually in need of mental health treatment. One of the most frequent fallacies I have observed is this widespread notion that depression is caused by "modern day" stresses and none of these things existed in a serene "traditional" past. The underlying implication of this theory is that the root cause behind things like depression is the "evil of westernization" and it is the bad influence of this foreign culture and the abandonment of our traditional ways that has given rise to things like depression. The conclusion is that during the era of our unsullied glorious past when we were immersed in our beautiful traditional ways, people did not suffer from such afflictions. This is absolutely untrue. Leaving aside the fact that this supposed traditional utopia never existed in the first place, human beings have suffered from MDD as far back as we know and it is only modern medicine that has taken this affliction seriously. We still have much to learn about this dangerous and horrible disease, but there can be no real progress until and unless it is acknowledged and followed up with awareness.

    This btw is not a personal attack upon you, but rather a general comment upon a complex problem
     
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