Tell Us, When Was the Last Time You Cried?

(From left to right) Drag artist Betta Naan Stop, artist Tarini Sethi, designer Amit Aggarwal, and artist Amrai Dua with Purulia Chhau Dance Academy performers Paresh Prasad Parit, Debashish Parit, and Swapan Machhua.

The Word.: When was the last time you cried?

Amit Aggarwal: “I cry every day. It’s the best form of self-therapy.”

Amrai Dua: “The last my eyes welled up was when I received a stunning bouquet of sunflowers from an Instagram fan, Sakshi, who happens to be a cleft lip warrior. During that time, I was navigating through the darkest phase of my life, and her thoughtful gesture of sending me a note reminded me of my strength and resilience, assuring me that I would soon overcome the challenges life had thrown my way. The compassion and support she showed me through that simple yet meaningful act reminded me of the power of human connection.”

Tarini Sethi: “I don’t cry very often…but the last time I did, it was when my dog, Zara, passed away a month ago.”

Betta Naan Stop: “Just yesterday, over something silly and sweet!

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