“When I was a child, whenever I used to go and tell my mum some problem, she told me, even if I cry for smallest of the problem, she used to say ‘don’t cry. Why are you crying? You think this is the world’s biggest problem.’ That made me feel like, oh it’s wrong if I cry in front of people. She is like, ‘nobody else cares about you, nobody else wants to know your feelings. So smile. It’s okay. Be like nothing is bothering you.’ Even today she is like, nobody needs to know if anything is affecting you. Pretend like everything is fine even if it’s not,” Rashmika says.