Invisible Wounds


We are on the brink of a nuclear war.

Last week, four armed terrorists gunned down 17 Indian soldiers and injured many more in one of the most horrifying attacks on an Indian military base in Uri, J&K. Over the week, Indian politicians and public have expressed that a retaliatory war with Pakistan is inevitable. The defence minister of Pakistan has even threatened that Pakistan would not hesitate from using nuclear bomb , if India makes the first move.

With all the outrage around, I decided to select a Needull which deep dives into one of the major after-effects of war. Apart from the pain which the death and destruction of war brings, there is one more deadly after-effect which remains long after the bullet noises are gone. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is one of the most common mental disease amongst veterans, leading to other mental disorders and even suicide.

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So, while our nationalistic self must be lobbying for ‘war’ on social network, it is time to realize that war is alway a loss, even for the victors. Today’s Needull is a 2015 article from Vanity Fair by renowned war journalist and writer Sebastian Junger which looks into how PTSD has become a problem beyond the battlefield.

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Sebastian Junger – Vanity Fair

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