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A golden cage

Hours to kill & 'nothingness' to contend are driving a number of urban, affluent women to depression

Anjuli Bhargava 

Anjuli Bhargava I walk into a friend’s palatial home in south Delhi the other day and find her looking despondent. She is married to a successful businessman, has two children, both of whom are now studying in the US, runs a nice home and is free all day to pursue whatever catches her fancy. Yet I find her very low — seeming almost depressed. I ask what has happened and her answer is “nothing” is happening. Everything is perfect: she is rich by most standards, has a peaceful marriage, her children are doing fine, she has plenty of help at home and yet, it feels empty. She ...

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A golden cage

Hours to kill & 'nothingness' to contend are driving a number of urban, affluent women to depression

Hours to kill & 'nothingness' to contend are driving a number of urban, affluent women to depression I walk into a friend’s palatial home in south Delhi the other day and find her looking despondent. She is married to a successful businessman, has two children, both of whom are now studying in the US, runs a nice home and is free all day to pursue whatever catches her fancy. Yet I find her very low — seeming almost depressed. I ask what has happened and her answer is “nothing” is happening. Everything is perfect: she is rich by most standards, has a peaceful marriage, her children are doing fine, she has plenty of help at home and yet, it feels empty. She ... image
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A golden cage

Hours to kill & 'nothingness' to contend are driving a number of urban, affluent women to depression

I walk into a friend’s palatial home in south Delhi the other day and find her looking despondent. She is married to a successful businessman, has two children, both of whom are now studying in the US, runs a nice home and is free all day to pursue whatever catches her fancy. Yet I find her very low — seeming almost depressed. I ask what has happened and her answer is “nothing” is happening. Everything is perfect: she is rich by most standards, has a peaceful marriage, her children are doing fine, she has plenty of help at home and yet, it feels empty. She ...

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