Girl inside a boy: Kamalini Natesan on Raising a Child with Gender Dysphoria

Girl inside a boy: Kamalini Natesan on Raising a Child with Gender Dysphoria

Richard Bach once said, ‘I do not enjoy writing at all. If I can turn my back on an idea, out there in the dark, if I can avoid opening the door to it, I won’t even reach for a pencil.’ Yesterday I understood what he meant. I took this interview in the morning and [...]

Beauty lies in the eyes of….

Beauty lies in the eyes of….

Ohhhhhh…!! Gasped the onlookers, looking at the newborn… The depressed face of the husband, the sideward glances from the friends, the tch-tch sounds from the in-laws, the sympathetic looks from the nurses, and a pat on the shoulder with a clenched jaw from the doctor said it all. But the love seeped in a mother’s [...]

He Always Protected Her….

He Always Protected Her….

‘She is pregnant again??!! Ask her to abort it! Must be a girl again!’ scowled Rani’s mother-in-law. Already a mother of 2 girls, Rani shuddered inside, thinking about the fate of her unborn. The ultrasound scan in evening at a dark illegal clinic revealed twins- a girl, and a boy…both intertwined by the umbilical cord, [...]

Breathe-Run-Breathe-Run…she ran her way out of blues!

Breathe-Run-Breathe-Run…she ran her way out of blues!

One step and the next and the next, Saanvi ran her way to the finish line. Sweat beads running down her face, her legs giving out under her, she had never felt more alive. It was five years since she had started running. She had never imagined herself as a runner. She had never been [...]

Dancing with Her Tiger Stripes!

Dancing with Her Tiger Stripes!

It had been 4 years since the birth of her daughter, but Amaira still wasn’t sure she wanted to do this. She still remembered the day when she got back from the hospital after delivering her baby. Pregnancy had been a roller coaster journey with its ups and downs…from the ecstatic feeling of finding out [...]

My Step Daughter’s First Period

My Step Daughter’s First Period

Aditi came into Arushi’s life when she was ten years old. Ten is a tumultuous age. Arushi wasn’t a little girl anymore, and did not like being treated like one. She was almost a young lady with opinions of her own.  Though she was rebellious on Aditi’s attempts to come close to her, she still [...]

How do we do it all? ( Or at least pretend to)

How do we do it all? ( Or at least pretend to)

Hi Fellow Mums, I am an on- and -off working mum. What does that mean? It means since I have had my first kid( and second one later), I have been working(in corporate sense, of course, otherwise every mum is double-the- full -time - I- wish- I -had- some- rest- working!) full time, part time, [...]