Catharsis – Part 7 – Taming the Conscious Resistance

Mohan: I have written down the first set of some assertions for you on this paper. You just read through these assertions and write down anything and everything that comes to your mind upon reading the assertions on your notepad.

Mahan hands over the paper to Reema. She hurriedly grabs the paper and begins to read aloud. (more…)

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Catharsis – Part 4 – Setting the Stage

13th April was a Friday and Reema, Ashish and Krish had their dinner together. The next morning at 5 AM, they were to start their drive to Lance Downe, for a 3 day trip. They were hoping to reach Lance Downe by 2 PM. Sheena’s family were also to reach Lance Downe by the same time, such that the two families can join together for the lunch at the Hill Top resort, a 3-star property at the top of the hill overlooking Lance Downe. (more…)

Catharsis Part 1 – Living with Fear – Do you have a Choice?

At around 11 AM, Reema is sitting on the sofa in her drawing room, thinking that she can now relax for the rest of her day. Just then, her gaze falls on the curtain of the west facing window, overlooking the next high rise tower in the apartments complex. Reema feels the sudden sense of a strange fear, making her uncomfortable to the point that she finds herself on her feet the next moment and heads towards the window hastily. Next, she finds herself instinctively pulling the curtain rightwards, ensuring that the few inches of the window pane which got uncovered by the curtain due to some reason, gets covered. She feels comfortable once she made sure that the entire pane of this window is covered by curtain, not leaving even a few millimeter of the pane uncovered – as was the case with all other windows in her flat. (more…)