Bibliotherapy (noun) - ‘The use of books to aid people in solving the issues that they may be facing at a particular time.’ First coined during the trying times of World War I.
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Early childhood: Delhi
The Wonder Years: Delhi
Engineering + MBA: Delhi
Britannia Good Days: Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, Bangalore, Gujarat, Mumbai
Times at 'Times Out Of Home': Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon
On the Road / At Home: India
On the Road / At Home: UK + Europe, India
On the Road / At Home: USA + Mexico, India
At Home: Delhi
Welcome to Project Bibliotherapy, an initiative to chase the blues away, one book at a time.
Since lockdown day zero in India, i.e. March 22nd, 2020, I've been attempting to keep sane by showcasing the books I've had the pleasure of reading on the Instagram feed, providing plenty of reasons to pique someone's interest to pick them up - quotable quotes, facts, suggested further reading, screen adaptations, links to the authors' public profiles etc, etc...
...and indulging in experiments involving content creation - spread across a potpourri of interests and inspired by a motley of experiences from saner times, which seem like a distant dream at the moment.
Swipe below to read the origin story of my 'sanity project'...
I stumbled upon Scrollstack in mid-June, while on a quest to find a corner of the internet to showcase my stuff beyond Instagram and Linkedin. Much thanks to the team, especially Ritesh, for the early access to the platform.
The interface seems quite creator-friendly at first glance, perfect for my plans to create and curate content worth the consumer's time in this attention-scarce economy, especially gems which one wouldn't usually stumble upon while scrolling through one's social media feeds (courtesy algorithms designed to be biased towards promoted posts / latest trends).
For more insights into the creation of Scrollstack, read 'How a ‘creator economy’ could help writers and artists triumph over Facebook and Google' - Samir Patil (Fortune - June 25th, 2020)
Bibliotherapy has certainly helped me keep it together during this weird transition to a New World Order, just as it has for over three decades of my existence. Hope it proves to be useful for you as well.
PS. Friendly reminder - Put your phone away for a bit, pick up a book instead... It helps!!
Here's a nudge to read uninterrupted for an hour (or a few more)... Try it out :)
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