The futile pursuit of happiness

The Futile Pursuit of Happiness

Posted on August 23, 2017

  We all want to be happy. I remember quite vividly that when I was younger all I ever wanted to do was grow up! I associated growing up with all the fun that adults get to have, like working, buying things, having money, living on your own etc. I always assumed that this was what would make me happy, and I assumed all adults were happy. But as I grew up I realised how difficult it was to makeRead More


The Confusion Called ‘Stress’

Posted on February 17, 2017

From the time Hans Selye defined “stress” in 1936 as “the non-specific response of the body to any demand for change”, the world has a come a long way in our understanding of stress. Today we know it is multifaceted and more complex than we originally thought. The General Adaptation Model of stress that Hans Selye spoke about consisted of three stages: The alarm stage, The resistance stage, and The exhaustion stage The alarm stage is characterised by the veryRead More


Launching India’s First Online Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program

Posted on August 4, 2016

  After almost a year of product development effort, I am excited to announce the launch of our company’s first product called Stress Control Online ( ). This is India’s first Online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) solution that is designed to help people that are undergoing stress and its reactions – anxiety and depression. In 2015, I founded the company Silver Oak Health ( along with Saravanan Neel, with a mission to solve the growing mental health challenges that peopleRead More

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India’s First Online Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Stress, Anxiety & Depression

Posted on August 4, 2016

A year back ‘stress’ was just a common word often used by everybody as the default explanation for a wide range of human conditions or when anything out of ordinary would happen or something even slightly overwhelming. Since the time I co-founded Silver Oak Health, I have not only gotten to know what stress means, but also learnt skills to cope with it. Stress is a part of our lives and there’s no getting around it. But as much asRead More