Dr. Poornima

Neurologist, Director, NICHE Advocacy Foundation. Urban Youth centric organization working in mental and emotional health with a focus on Neuroplasticity. Main goal: self development and self actualisation. Based in Pune, India.


Author: Harsimran Kaur Vij (Nagpur), Junior Intern, Niche Advocacy Foundation Emotions and Stress are what you feel; it’s a response. To me, it’s a feeling which you express, when your mental or emotional pressure overburdens you. And nowadays, everyone is dealing with stress so much. There are two types of stress in general, Eustress (the […]

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What is Empathy?

Author: Priyanshi Mukharaiya, Law student, (Doing BA.LLB) Gwalior, Interning under NICHE Advocacy Foundation.  Empathy is the intellectual identification of the thought, feelings or state of another person. It is the capacity to understand another person’s point of view or the result of such understanding. In simple words we can say, empathy is the ability to imagine

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Listening Skill

Author: Hrushikesh Bang, Final Year Civil Engineering, RCOEM, Nagpur; Intern (NICHE Advocacy Foundation)  Listening is the process of receiving, interpreting and then reacting to a message of a speaker. The first and foremost communication skills is Listening, Listening is most important communication skill. Like other skills Listening requires practice. Listening requires attention. Listening Vs Hearing

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My journey with NICHE Advocacy Foundation so far

Author: Shagun Singh, Mumbai, INDIA A report by the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed that 7.5 per cent of the Indian population suffers from some form of mental disorder. Mental illnesses constitute one-sixth of all health-related disorders and India accounts for nearly 15% of the global mental, neurological and substance abuse disorder burden as opposed

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