This Rapist lost his Genitals? Sorry, but I don’t feel sorry!

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!

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Love in the Luft – One mile at a time!

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!

20 things every woman should NOT say to another woman

(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

Why I celebrate love every day, not just on Valentine’s Day!

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!

30 Years of Parenting, and Here Are the 10 Most Important Lessons I Learnt

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

Alone this Christmas?

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?

College Rules – Why we need to keep some and lose some!

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!