In India, marriage, a term including committed live-in relationships, is not the same it used to be. It's a much more live, dynamic and much-discussed entity. We have many more expectations of each other and of our marriages. And a good thing too. For marriage can give us a lot more than we think, if we configure it right. And the irony is that it's not too difficult to do this. But it does require us to think of marriage differently . Not as a sacrament, but as a relationship. Not as an instrument of bondage, but as one of bonding. Not as a space where we discharge our duties, but as one where we enrich ourselves and enhance our personal growth. Dr Vijay Nagaswami, Psychiatrist, Relationships Consultant and Author, knows a thing or two about the subject, having worked with a few thousand couples in over twenty seven years of Couple Therapy and Individual Psychotherapy, having authored four books on various aspects of marriage, having written articles in major national and international publications including a column for The Hindu called The Shrinking Universe and having conducted the "Connect Right" conversations, seminars and workshops groups of couples and corporate entities. If you would like to understand the New Indian Marriage better or would like to work smarter on your marriage, then you’ve come to the right place.

The New Indian Marriage Series published by Westland Books is a set of three books covering diverse aspects of marriage - laying the foundations, returning intimacy to marriage, and surviving infidelity. Written in a very readable and informal style peppered with case stories, the books don’t provide neat solutions but are written with the intention of making the reader think, understand and make rational choices. More>>
Shrinking Universe
Since 2008, the Shrinking Universe has appeared as a fortnightly column in the Sunday magazine of The Hindu and explores many facets of mental health including relationships, parenting, adolescent experiences and other psycho-social aspects of contemporary urban Indian life. The column enjoys a wide and dedicated readership, and as one reader says, ‘…gives the whole family a lot to talk about over breakfast on Sundays’. You can read the entire archives Here>>
Individuals and couples who would like to consult Dr Nagaswami can do so either face-to-face or by video-conference (COMING SOON). Without doubt, face to face sessions are more enriching, but these may not always be possible, in which case a video-chat may be a useful alternative. Unfortunately email and telephone consultations are not offered. More>>
The ‘Connect Right Programmes’ are interventions at groups of couples and individuals focussed at creating better bonding between partners thereby helping couples reconfigure their relationships to handle whatever pressures life may place before them. Three different types of programmes are offered – The Connect Right Conversations, The Connect Right Seminars, The Connect Right Workshops. More>>
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