Stories of Hope has been created as one response to the COVID-19 outbreak that has taken over all of our lives. As two twenty-something women living in Kolkata and working in different ways for mental health, we are rediscovering the ways in which we connect with ourselves and each other in these times of ‘social distancing’. We have been searching for ways to keep ourselves hopeful in these scary times.

Through Stories of Hope, we are sharing practices that have helped us to connect with ourselves and others and build our inner hopefulness. We also are sharing ways in which all of us can contribute to our collective healing and well-being during this time.

We invite you to read our posts, engage in practices with us and share your comments and stories with us!


I am a practicing psychologist. I’m interested in art and design. Mandala art is my stress buster. I’m also into the upcoming field of fashion psychology. Binge watching on Netflix is one of my current pastimes!


I am a feminist, bookworm, occasional writer and perpetual learner. I work at Kolkata Sanved, an NGO that uses Dance Movement Therapy for healing and empowering marginalised communities, and I’m currently training to be a Dance Movement Therapy Practitioner.