Tell Us, When Did You Cry Last?

(Clockwise from right) Designer Akshay Sharma, Gaurav Jai Gupta, Kriti Tula, Pranav Misra, and Ikshit Pande, with content creator and actor Dolly Singh (centre).

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

Dolly Singh: “I cry a lot! I am an extremely sensitive person, so crying is my first response to anything—whether it is good news or bad. Earlier, I used to hate myself for crying so easily, but I have realised that it is a part of who I am and that crying does not make me a weak person.”

Akshay Sharma: “I schedule my grief…so it’s every Saturday!”

Gaurav Jai Gupta: “Back in January this year…when I lost my father.”

Kriti Tula: “I don’t cry easily. But the last time I did, it was when my childhood friend was leaving India to settle in Canada. Seeing her off at the airport made me tear up.”

Ikshit Pande: “Was it this morning or last evening? I am joking, but I cry very often. Crying is essential to happiness. It is a method of relief…it can make one feel light, relieved, or even heard. Crying often helps me feel light and release some steam, here and there.”

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