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S02 E08: Our Listeners Write In

9/16/2019
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This episode contains sensitive topics that have been discussed. Listener discretion is advised. On this episode of Marbles Lost and Found, Zain and Avanti delve into the stories and struggles of our listeners, sent in by them. In this conversation, they provide insight towards some topics and share their own experiences on dealing with certain difficulties. Tune in. You can follow the Marbles Lost & Found Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/marbleslostandfound/ Note: The Marbles...

Duration:00:22:58

S02 E07: Mental Health & Kids Pt 1: Toddlers to Preteens

9/9/2019
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"Just as we had to learn algebra to get better and understand calculus when we reach college, we also have to learn to manage our emotions during our childhood so that we can efficiently make use of those emotions when we enter adulthood". On this week's episode, Zain and Avanti are joined by child and adolescent therapist, Gitanjali Palekar to talk about mental health in kids from toddlers to preteens. Gitanjali explains how parents need to recognize the 'state of agency' (I am an...

Duration:00:29:18

S02 E06: "I'm Not Good Enough" Understanding Self-Worth

9/2/2019
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"If you feel a certain way you have to say it otherwise you're going speak something else and end up feeling something else". On this week's episode of Marbles Lost and Found, Zain and Avanti are joined by actor, writer and stand-up comedian, Sumukhi Suresh. In this conversation, Sumukhi focuses on the importance of understanding self-worth and talks about acknowledging your mistakes as a stepping stone to building better mental health. Tune in. You can follow the Marbles Lost & Found...

Duration:00:31:17

S02 E05: Dealing With Grief Pt 2: Learning To Move Forward

8/26/2019
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"They say that people dealing with grief get associated with drugs, alcohol, and smoking but it's important to know that most of these instances stem out of self-neglect and self-depreciation." This week, Zain and Avanti are joined by podcast producer, Jaanam Dewan for the second part on dealing with grief and loss. On this episode, they dive deep on the cathartic aspect of grief and discuss how putting yourself first in certain situations should not be looked down upon. You can follow the...

Duration:00:23:14

S02 E04: Dealing With Grief Pt 1: The Challenges

8/19/2019
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"We always think about grief as sadness but there's so much more than that, there's anger, frustration, helplessness, blame". This episode contains sensitive topics that have been discussed. Listeners discretion is advised. This week Zain and Avanti are joined by podcast producer, Jaanam Dewan. On the episode, Jaanam talks about her challenges of managing grief and shares her personal experiences on how to deal with them. You can follow the Marbles Lost & Found Facebook page here:...

Duration:00:29:09

S02 E03: Journaling: Learning to Express Yourself

8/12/2019
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"Journaling is often used to purge out our emotions, but we should also use it as a tool to embrace and appreciate the things that are around us". This week, Zain and Avanti are joined by singer, songwriter, and guitarist, Bhrigu Sahni. Bhrigu talks about the importance of journaling and shares a few notes from his own journal too. You can follow the Marbles Lost & Found Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/marbleslostandfound/ Note: The Marbles Lost & Found team strongly...

Duration:00:33:10

S02 E02: Understanding Eating Disorders

8/5/2019
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"Eating disorders can start at any age and a lot of it has to do with the people around you, what they expect out of you, your acceptance in society and how you have been raised." How does one overcome an eating disorder? How should we react to people suffering from an eating disorder? Join Zain Calcuttawala and Avanti Malhotra as they talk to the Founder of State of Mind -The Emotional Wellness Center, Ishita Pateria about eating disorders and understanding them. You can follow the...

Duration:00:17:57

Bonus Episode: Chatting With Nischay Parekh (Parekh & Singh)

7/29/2019
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'A big part of mental health is acceptance.' If you want to go run for a marathon, do you start working towards it a day before or a year before? Can self-healing be done within a couple of days? Is it necessary to treat the mind like any other muscle in the body? This week, we have a bonus episode in which host Zain Calcuttawala talks to indie musician Nischay Parekh from the pop duo Parekh & Singh. Nischay opens up about taking some time off from touring and making music to focus on his...

Duration:00:18:07

S02 E01: Addiction: What Really Causes It

7/22/2019
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'The opposite of addiction is not sobriety, it's connection'. What really causes addiction? Is it a sign of loneliness? Are drugs the primary source of addiction? Hosts Zain Calcuttawala and Avanti Malhotra talk to Dr. Yusuf Merchant about addiction and how to cope with it. You can follow the Marbles Lost & Found Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/marbleslostandfound/ Note: The Marbles Lost & Found team strongly recommends seeking professional mental health treatment to anyone...

Duration:00:28:29

Ep. 10: Therapy 101

8/20/2018
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On the season finale of the Marbles Lost & Found Podcast, hosts Zain Calacuttawala and Avanti Malhotra talk about their journey with understanding the implications of therapy, having dealt with anxiety and depression themselves. You can follow the Marbles Lost & Found page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marbleslostandfound/ Or write to them here: writetomarbles@gmail.com Please Note: The Marbles Lost & Found team strongly recommends seeking professional mental health treatment to...

Duration:00:19:15

Ep. 09: Myth Busting Part 2 - Borderline, Bipolar, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

8/13/2018
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Trigger Warning: This episode delves into issues that people with the above disorders might face. Listener discretion is highly advised. “Why are you so extreme? Are you bipolar?” “What’s wrong with you? I feel like I am talking to a different person.” Avanti and Zain speak to Psychotherapist, Alishiya Halaney, who helps them bust some more myths about mental illness conditions like Bipolar Disorder, Borderline and OCD to debunk common notions about the same. This conversation is also an...

Duration:00:23:12

Ep. 08: Mental Health in Pop Culture Part 2

8/6/2018
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“You’re shit. You can’t get up. You can’t move. You’re shit.” Some scenes, some lines and some stories in pop-culture just tend to resonate with you where mental illness is concerned. And sometimes, anything graphic can turn out to be a severe trigger. So how instrumental is pop-culture in giving its viewers an idea of various mental illness conditions? Zain and Avanti talk to musician, Tejas Menon, about movies, TV shows, and pop-culture in general that have either helped people...

Duration:00:26:32

Ep. 07: Professional Success and Mental Health are NOT related

7/30/2018
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“You’re so successful, you have no reason to be unhappy.” Is it really so? Who is to calculate that your happiness or mental health is related to your professional success? Zain speaks to music composer and producer, Gaurav Malaker aka BLOT about how his anxiety issues are something he has to deal with, irrespective of how he is doing in his career. Episodes out every Tuesday! You can follow the Marbles Lost & Found page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marbleslostandfound/ Or...

Duration:00:24:31

Ep. 06: Care-giving 101

7/23/2018
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How do you cope with taking care of someone who is suffering from a mental illness? Is there a clear-cut answer to this? Avanti and Zain talk to Dilsher Dhillon about his experience taking care of his father who suffered from post-stroke depression, and how Dilsher manages his daily routine to care for him and keep him healthy. Please Note: The hosts of the show are not substitutes for mental health professionals. Episodes out every Tuesday! You can follow the Marbles Lost & Found page...

Duration:00:20:01

Ep. 05: Myth Busting - Schizophrenia and Dissociative Identity Disorder

7/16/2018
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Trigger Wraning: This episode delves into issues like sexual assault and abuse. Listener discretion is highly advised. “Are you schizo?” “I think you have split-personality!” Are you guilty of using such phrases freely? And what do these terms really imply? Avanti and Zain speak to Psychotherapist, Alishiyah Halaney, who helps them bust some myths about mental illness conditions like Schizophrenia, Dissociative Identity Disorder or what is often called Split Personality, their diagnoses,...

Duration:00:25:29

Ep. 04: Mental Health and Toxic Masculinity

7/9/2018
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‘Boys don’t cry’ and ‘Girls don’t scream.' It’s sad when emotions carry the baggage of gender roles. Zain shares how growing up, he was mentally caught up between his emotions and the gender role he was expected to fulfill, and Avanti also speaks about what it meant for her ‘being a girl’ growing up. Please Note: The hosts of the show are not substitutes for mental health professionals Episodes out every Tuesday! You can follow the Marbles Lost & Found page on Facebook:...

Duration:00:22:17

Ep. 03: Mental Health in Pop Culture Part 1

7/2/2018
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Trigger Warning: This episode delves into issues such as sexual assault and suicide. Listener discretion is highly advised. ‘You shouldn’t believe what you see.’ What do you take back from the movies, books, TV series we watch about mental health? Do you believe everything projected there? Zain and Avanti are joined by Nisha Vasudevan and Ujaala Chaudhuri as part of the team at Marbles Lost and Found, to talk about mental illnesses projected in pop-culture. It is a tricky space to...

Duration:00:24:31

Ep. 02: Do we belong to our past?

6/25/2018
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‘Your experiences make you who you are.’ ‘Your past can change you.’ Do you believe this? Avanti and Zain talk about how their past built them in a certain way, and how they tried to reconstruct themselves breaking away from their past. Episodes out every Tuesday! You can follow the Marbles Lost & Found page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marbleslostandfound/ Please Note: The Marbles Lost & Found team strongly recommends seeking professional mental health treatment to anyone who...

Duration:00:22:47

Ep. 01: Let's talk about Mental Health

6/19/2018
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Nothing is wrong with you, it will be alright.’ More often than not, talking about mental illness and mental health is frowned upon. It’s a topic for behind the closed doors. Zain Calcuttawala and Avanti Malhotra talk about why they feel it’s a ‘now or never situation’ to bring up various aspects of mental health & illness and how they’ve coped with their own struggles so far. Also, aren’t you curious; why ‘Marbles lost & found?’ Episodes out every Tuesday! You can follow the Marbles...

Duration:00:22:51

Ep. 00: Intro

6/12/2018
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After having coped with anxiety and depression themselves, Zain Calcuttawala and Avanti Malhotra aim to bring up conversations about mental illness and mental health on the Marbles Lost & Found podcast. Please Note: The hosts of the show are not substitutes for mental health professionals Episodes out every Tuesday! Find Marbles Lost & Found on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marbleslostandfound/ Listen to this show and other interesting shows on the IVM Podcast App on Android:...

Duration:00:02:14