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About Mahevash Shaikh
Mahevash Shaikh is a millennial writer who talks about culture, society, and mental health. She has been recognized by Women's Web as one of India's top 10 mental health bloggers. You can find her words on various websites like HealthyPlace, Reader's Digest, HuffPost, Women's Web, Ladders, and World Institute on Disability. Her book, Darkness And Light, has been released five years after her profound debut book, Busting Clichés.
Titles By Mahevash Shaikh
Don’t let yourself believe that one day
The Universe will make up
For all the times it broke you.
No matter what you’ve been through,
The rule of life remains the same:
Put in the effort, see a change.
Darkness And Light is a collection of poems that explores common mental health problems and the strange, dysfunctional world we live in today. After all, mental health and society are intertwined, aren't they?
Blood is thicker than water
Time heals all wounds
Who hasn't grown up with clichés?
Clichés have been around forever and everybody uses them from time to time. In fact, we learn a lot of them at English class in the form of proverbs and sayings. And that's a good thing, because a lot of clichés are power-packed with wise advice and rules to live by.
However, trouble brews when they are generalized, taken literally or misinterpreted due to popular notion. These overused statements then become limiting beliefs that negatively influence our thoughts, choices and decisions.
This book examines 20 commonly misunderstood clichés - the ones we all learned in school. Full of cartoons, popular music references and personal experiences of famous and non-famous folks, it will help you truly live life your way.