I don’t know her. But she could easily be my sister, mother, aunt, daughter or niece. She could even be one of my dearest female friends – those soul sisters who uplift my spirit every time I feel low - or she could simply be a stranger on the street, one I unknowingly brush against … Continue reading This Rapist lost his Genitals? Sorry, but I don’t feel sorry!
Me Indian, Period My Indian identity has several avatars. I have to constantly switch between the happy Indian, the proud Indian, the frustrated Indian, the defensive Indian and on some days the ‘apologetic Indian’ – something to do with those crappy headlines. The complexity however, is what makes it unique. I was born and live … Continue reading Love in the Luft – One mile at a time!
(Especially in the Asian sub-continent - MIL’s to DIL’s, Mother’s to daughters, Friends to/about friends, Female teachers to female students, All women to/about female strangers) Haven’t we all heard how women are women’s BIGGEST enemies? Don’t we all know this to be true in some context or the other in our own lives? Have we … Continue reading 20 things every woman should NOT say to another woman
The intoxicating perfume of the Jasmines assails my senses as I walk across the market square in my small hometown in Southern India. The flower sellers are sitting yoga fashion in a long row, about fifteen of them, with baskets filled to the brim with white Jasmines. These flowers symbolize love and are auspiciously used … Continue reading Why I celebrate love every day, not just on Valentine’s Day!
I’m going to be a parent until I die. I realized this not too long ago, when my continuous attempts to stop worrying about my children brought no results. It’s not like I have nothing going on in my life. I do. But there are days or nights when I suddenly wake up, knowing instinctively I … Continue reading 30 Years of Parenting, and Here Are the 10 Most Important Lessons I Learnt
I didn’t know I had the capacity to love animals until I gave birth to an animal lover. Prior to that (I’m ashamed to say) I found some animals pretty horrendous and steered clear of them, especially if they shed and pooped anywhere close to me. But all that changed, when my second daughter was … Continue reading How I learnt to be more human!
“What's that?" "The laundry basket?" "No, next to it." "I don't see anything next to it." "It's my last shred of dignity. It's very small.” ― John Green, (The Fault in Our Stars) I have an aversion to seeing certain pictures on social media. At first, I used to think I could very well be part of … Continue reading That Last Shred of Dignity
It’s never easy to be alone during the Christmas season. Your colleagues at the office will be talking about going on family trips, there will be decorations everywhere on the streets, and everyone you know is busy shopping for presents. Then when you get home and switch on the television, there’s good old Santa telling … Continue reading Alone this Christmas?
Lay this unto your breast: Old friends, like old swords, still are trusted best. - John Webster Reunions are amazing and ours was too. This September 2016, we (a group of college and hostel mates) met in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and took a 3 day trip to Krabi, Thailand. With all pre-planned good intentions, we did … Continue reading Mind Walls & Graffiti
The recent student blog on Aloysius that’s making the rounds in social media may or may not be a ripple effect from the Christ College episode but if an ex-student has brought it up, the society and the college management should sit up and take notice. Most especially, as it involves the allegation of objectification … Continue reading College Rules – Why we need to keep some and lose some!