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Different Strokes

Different Strokes

By Diksha Sethi
Celebrating the Undying Human Spirit.
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S3EP3_Different Strokes_Single Parenting
This episode of Different Strokes speaks to a single mother who had no other choice but to take it all in her stride and move on.
June 02, 2022
S3EP2_Different Strokes_Twinning
Life is hard. And unfair. And bloody painful. But what if we focus on what we can change rather than brood over what we cannot control? Easier said than done but, we gotta pick ourselves up and dust ourselves off. Every single time. Just like this brave woman. Tune in!
April 17, 2022
S3EP1_Different Strokes_Rising From the Ashes
This story of a young man was incredibly difficult to record, for various reasons. But utterly fulfilling because it has a happy ending. Tune in!
January 19, 2022
S2Ep8_Different Strokes_Processing Grief
In this episode, I talk to Ishita Roy Chowdhury, a clinical psychologist about processing grief, survivor's guilt and trauma caused due to the elongated pandemic of Covid19.
September 22, 2021
S2EP7_Different Strokes_Divorce
In this episode of Different Strokes, I talk to Vinita Ramtri who took charge of her happiness and walked out of her marriage. We try and break some stereotypes and celebrate the freedom of making choices in this podcast. 
September 10, 2021
The Voices of #CovidHeroes_Dr. Rajshri
As a gynaecologist, it's her duty to ensure a new life is brought into this world safely. But Covid has pierced that safety net, putting pregnant women and infants at greater risks. I talk to Dr. Rajashi Tayshete Bhasale, a consulting gynaecologist who talks about her challenges as a frontline covid warrior. 
June 16, 2021
The Voices of #CovidHeroes_Alina Alam
Not all Superheroes wear capes and jump from tall buildings. Sometimes, they're found in ordinary people doing extraordinary things. And this story shines a light on just a handful of those superheroes who're making this world a better place to live, one meal at a time. 
June 09, 2021
The Voices of #CovidHeroes_Dr. Anita Gaule
As a doctor, she couldn't sit on the side and not do anything. She had to soldier on, even if it meant leaving behind her new born. 
May 28, 2021
Children and Mental Health - A Parallel Pandemic
I speak to Nupur Paiva, a child psychologist who throws some light on a parallel pandemic that is rearing its ugly head alongside Covid. We're looking at a generation of children growing with fear, grief, helplessness and battered mental health. 
May 24, 2021
The Voices of #CovidHeroes_Dr. Srinivas
I talk to a radio oncologist who highlights the neglect in other critical patient care because of the pandemic. 
May 18, 2021
The Voices of #CovidHeroes_Dr. Disha
In this Podshot, I speak to Dr. Disha, who is working at the frontline to combat the Covid Crisis. 
May 18, 2021
S2Ep6_Different Strokes_PTSD
The post covid world is going to have some permanent ramifications. What we're enduring collectively and individually could take a long time to heal. We may never forget but we could just learn to live with it. In this episode, I talk to a clinical psychologist about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and how best to cope with it.
May 11, 2021
S2Ep5_Different Strokes_Womanhood
In this episode of Different Strokes, we uncover the soul stirring journeys of two sisters who fought illnesses, stigmas, mental and emotional upheaval and yet, have stood stronger together.
April 02, 2021
S2EP4_Different Strokes_Rare Disease
In a very interesting conversation with Ramgopal Vallath (RamG Vallath), he talks about his life's journey from ouch to oops; from braving a crippling disease to becoming an accomplished author and TED speaker by chance. Tune in! 
March 02, 2021
S2Ep3_Different Strokes_Beauty
I've known her since college. She was this chatty, vibrant and full of life person. But a near fatal accident just 2 months into her marriage changed her life forever. She didn't look the same. But she defied the conventional standards of beauty and continues to march on with her head held high, raising her two beautiful baby girls. Tune in!
January 29, 2021
S2EP2_Different Strokes_Sexual Abuse
This episode was not only the toughest to record, but also the most important. Almost every girl has been a victim to some kind of abuse/assault of sexual nature, which has scarred her for life.  It takes immense courage to talk about your ordeal on a public platform and reopen old wounds, one more time. But only in this hope that we as a society, can do a better job at keeping our children safe. 
December 22, 2020
S2EP1_Different Strokes_Living With Quadriplegia
For 30 years, she's lived her life as an able-bodied person. But a sudden turn of events left her in a wheelchair. But that has in no way, discouraged her to live as a free spirit! You don't want miss this one.  
December 15, 2020
S1EP9_Different Strokes_Beating Cancer
If I were to describe this woman in one word, i'd say 'Un-patient like' because she makes sure even cancer isn't able to batter her undying spirit. She's beaten the big C once and she's on a journey to beat it one more time, and hopefully for good! 
November 09, 2020
S1EP8_Different Strokes_Courage
At 24, most of us are hustling to land a cushy corporate job. But this young woman decided to take on a rather challenging journey of fighting the patriarchal establishments to heal and transform the lives of sexually abused adolescent girls. This story goes onto prove what little courage and self-belief can do to bring about the change we wish to see. 
October 23, 2020
S1EP7_Different Strokes_Battling Cancer
They say our problems are only as big as we make them in our head and our attitude makes all the difference. This story is the perfect example of living life unapologetically, despite all odds. 
October 12, 2020
S1EP6_Different Strokes_Disability
Meet this superwoman who defied death three times and bounced back to life, like it never happened!
September 28, 2020
S1EP5_Different Strokes_Extreme Body Transformation
Episode 5 is an inspiring tale of a young lad who struggled with obesity, bullying and mental trauma. Until, he underwent extreme physical and psychological transformation. Tune in!
September 18, 2020
S1EP4_Different Strokes_Mental Health
It's high time we stop shaming those who deal with mental health issues. It's time we just listen and reach out. It's time we normalise mental health. 
September 09, 2020
S1EP3_Different Strokes_Personal Loss
Episode 3 is a tear jerking story of a woman who braves a huge personal loss, only to find something very precious in her life. She is truly unstoppable!
September 01, 2020
S1EP3 Teaser_Different Strokes_Personal Loss
Life seldom goes as planned because it has bigger plans in store for us. If you believe in the miracles of life, don't miss this one. 
August 31, 2020
S1EP2_Different Strokes_Embracing Sexual Status (Part1)
My second episode of Different Strokes will take you through the journey of a dynamic woman's life, as she progresses from subservience to self reliance by embracing her sexual status. For the reader's pleasurable experience, this episode has been split into 2 parts. As this show is not scripted, we try to keep our conversation with our guests as organic as possible. 
August 22, 2020
S1EP2 Teaser_Different Strokes_Embracing Sexual Status
Launching the teaser of my second episode of Different Strokes that will take you through the journey of a strong and dynamic woman's life, as she progresses from subservience to self reliance.
August 21, 2020
S1EP1_Different Strokes_Body Shaming and Abuse
Episode 1 of Different Strokes takes you through the journey of a young girl who fights body shaming, low self esteem and abusive relationships, just to find self love in the end. This is her story.
August 10, 2020
S1EP1_Teaser_Different Strokes_Body Shaming
Different Strokes is a podcast series that brings to you, stories of resilience, the undying human spirit and the instinctive yearning to remain hopeful until our last breath. The first episode takes you through the journey of a young girl who fights body shaming and excessive self scrutiny and ultimately, falls in love with herself. Teaser out now!
August 09, 2020