One way that Depression and all its other tricky friends erode our lives is by making our tribe crumble and collapse. Like dementors, they suck the happiness out of our souls and make us feel locked up in our misery, distant and withdrawn from the rest of the world
Can the court assume the moral role of telling men and women what is appropriate to wear? Does this in any way infringe upon the sphere of personal freedom?
Ashok Alexander, who headed the the Gates Foundation's HIV/AIDS prevention programme Avahan for over 10 years, speaks about what he observed and learnt during his visits to brothels in Sonagachi, in his new book A Stranger Truth.