“You would fall in love with him. He has this wonderful warmth. He was the guy who would have the big feasts. He would cook Indian food for everyone, and make a family feeling on the set… His nature is fun, funny and unbelievably warm. I hate to use the word teddy bear, but he is like that. You just want to hug him. He’s that kind of a guy.”
Resolutions come and go but goal of eating healthily always prevails. Nutrition tops most people’s priority list but sustainability is steadily gaining traction among healthy eaters.
Sunil Vishwanath and wife Sangeetha EG first registered something amiss with his mother Lakshmi Vishwanath five years ago. She constantly fought with her husband. Their loyal domestic worker noticed contradictory behaviour. But the family wasn’t ready to listen.
When Debashree Chowdhury, 65, suffered a stroke in Calcutta, she was lucky her domestic help was around and able to call for an ambulance. She also informed her sister, who reached the hospital within half an hour. Daughter Jayashree, 35, flew down from Bangalore within a few hours and handled the required formalities for her mother’s treatment.
Some everyday tasks like meal preparation, shopping or just making conversation are at times challenging for someone suffering from a serious mental illness.
For mental health worker, Nicolette Knighton, a graduate occupational therapist with Broadmeadows Adult Inpatient Unit, being part of her patients’ journey to recovery is the most satisfying part of her job.