A chat with author Kiran Manral on her new book - All Aboard!

Tell us about the book, and how it connects with the youth today in matters of love, betrayal and moving on? The book is about a girl who is practically ditched at the holy fire by her fiance. She goes on a cruise with her aunt, to get away for a while and clear her head. Being jilted is never a pleasant experience, apart from the uncomfortable practicalities of calling off the wedding and dealing with the financial matters of cancellations and such, there is also the very real trauma of dealing with rejection. This can be quite shattering emotionally--a jolt from which it is terribly difficult to recover for some. What I do find is today's generation is rather practical in the way they deal

Categories of the modern dad

Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, describes the role of a father thus: “I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.” Read my full column on TheSwaddle.com

Why the monsoon makes you sad

Dr. Rosenthal noted how the absence of adequate sunlight during winter or the monsoon, or for those living in dark places, can trigger a vulnerability. Later, it came to be recognised as Depressive Disorder with a seasonal pattern—not a unique disorder by itself, but a sub-set of the more generic depressive condition. Read my full column on TheSwaddle.com

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