Aparna Piramal Raje is the author of Working Out of the Box: 40 Stories of Leading CEOs. She is a regular columnist with Mint and has previously contributed to the UK's Weekend Financial Times for several years. Over the past decade, she has fostered an awareness of design, especially workplace design, in companies in India. Now, Aparna aspires to leverage her lived experience of mental health to make a difference in this sector.
Some said children were out of the question, but she is a mother of two boys. Some said she couldn't handle business life, but she has interviewed over a hundred CEOs, and counting. Some said she wouldn't be able to write a book on mental health, but here it is. Aparna Piramal Raje is happy, thriving and bipolar. And this is her story.
Part memoir and part self-help guide, Chemical Khichdi provides a pathway for anyone with a mental health condition and the family, friends, colleagues, and medical professionals that love and care for them.
Empathetic, candid and accessible, it outlines 'seven therapies' that have enabled Aparna to 'hack' her mental health and find equilibrium over the years, and shows how you or someone you know can also do the same.