Earning a Diploma from TISS in Dance Movement Therapy, Veena Iyer now conducts sessions to heal others, starting a new life after retirement
As a 65-year-old Veena Iyer from Mumbai stood outside the psychology department of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in 2014, she felt dejected and wondered if this was a sign to go on the conventional route and be like just every retired person.
Her post-retirement wish of studying Counselling just been shattered, just like it was when she was in her twenties. Back then, studying Economics was considered a lucrative career and she succumbed to the pressure.
Decades later, she stared at a similar dilemma.
Veena had missed the course deadline, so now the only option seemed to be to go back to her mundane life of doing household chores, joining senior citizen groups and counting the days till she died.
Veena is not sure if…