Thappad – Kyun nahi maar sakta?

Thappad – Kyun nahi maar sakta?

I warn you – don’t watch Thappad. Don’t watch it because it brings out intimate partner violence out in the open. Don’t watch it because it questions the deep-rooted patriarchy which is so ingrained in our minds that we don’t even see what is wrong with ‘bas ek thappad’. Don’t watch it because it makes [...]

The Women That We Are…

The Women That We Are…

While reading all the posts in this series, I realised I don’t just want to write about the woman that I am, but the woman we all are. Due to our social conditioning since childhood, most women spend their lives being the best version of what others want them to be, not who they actually [...]

Dear Daughter…

Dear Daughter…

Dear Daughter, As you turn five soon, my thoughts turn to the day you were born. Time has just flown by. Just yesterday, your didi was five when you were born and here you are – a little-big girl now. Being my second born, I never could give as much singular attention to you as [...]

A Week in the Wild without Social Media

A Week in the Wild without Social Media

First things first, I don’t think social media is a big bad evil monster which is threatening to shred the fragile fabric of our society. In fact, I don’t think anything in moderation is bad. It’s the excess which can make it evil. We live in the times of WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchats [...]

She Got Cancer… But My life Ended!

She Got Cancer… But My life Ended!

There was a couple sitting in the cafe when I walked in. As the light was low, I didn't know who they were until the woman turned around, and I saw it was my wife. There she was… still as beautiful as that angel on the top of the Christmas tree, the first ray of [...]

Love you to moon and back…

Love you to moon and back…

She was the IAS daughter married into the IAS family. The cherished daughter-in-law, the trophy wife, the one they all couldn’t stop raving about. Then she got pregnant. She was pampered dime-a-dozen. After all, she was bearer of the next IAS heir. The day she gave birth was a warm sunny one. ‘It’s a girl!’ [...]

Book Review – The Forest of Enchantments

Book Review – The Forest of Enchantments

Since childhood, I have never been a big fan of Goddess Sita as a mythological character. Somehow she always seemed too much of a Miss Goody-Two-Shoes (Bhakts, don’t run to kill me yet! Read the review first!). The fiery Draupadi and the fierce Parvati who stood their own always seemed more attractive as Goddesses to [...]