My Memoir

‘Death of a Caterpillar’ – The journey of a woman lost and found… 

“From a small-town girl in Tinsukia, Assam who wanted to be a doctor, to where I am today – my life has been a rollercoaster ride. And this book chronicles the highs, lows, and sudden twists. When my younger daughter Prachi was diagnosed with Low IQ & ADHD, my whole world shattered to pieces and I was on the brink of suicide. With time I realised she wasn’t my weakness, but my strength, my inspiration, my pride & joy. In between its pages and its lines, this memoir tells the story of why and how I was able to find myself, and some stories of what I learnt on this journey. I hope you will enjoy it.”

– Dr. Minu Budhia

One bright, sunny afternoon, psychotherapist, entrepreneur and mother Dr. Minu Budhia hailed an auto rickshaw and went about looking for a way to end her life. But she didn’t do it. Instead, she got the help she needed and embarked on a journey that led to this memoir “Death of a Caterpillar”.

Written with piercing honesty, humour, and peppered with self-help tips, this must-read motivational memoir is a heart-rending and captivating story of a small-town girl turned social entrepreneur, an introvert turned mental health influencer, someone who went from being counselled to doing the counselling, a woman lost and found…

Whether you’re an avid reader or someone who prefers flipping through magazines, with its memoir-meets-coffee-table-book approach, this colourful hardcover book makes for a great read. 

As a psychotherapist, entrepreneur, columnist and speaker – she is a force to reckon with. Minu added another feather to her cap when she penned a ‘Death of a Caterpillar’ – a memoir about her journey as a special needs mom, her battle with depression, and how she found her ‘ikigai’. Her professional experience as a psychotherapist and counsellor lends a unique perspective, peppering the chapters with anecdotes & easily applicable self-help tips that will also make this memoir a survival guide for parents.

Psychotherapist & Counsellor I Columnist & Author | TEDx Speaker


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