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 [...]

My Hilarious Adventures With Breastfeeding (Hilarious only in hindsight!)

My Hilarious Adventures With Breastfeeding (Hilarious only in hindsight!)

As I see various posts conveying outrage against the mall in Kolkata which shamed a breastfeeding mum, I couldn’t help reminiscing my own experiences as a new breastfeeding mum. Although breastfeeding is undoubtedly the best way to bond with your baby, and nothing the world is comparable to the feeling of a warm, fuzzy baby, [...]

Like A Girl – Book Review

Like A Girl – Book Review

Once in very many years you get a book which can be passed as an heirloom down the generations … (I have a list…a few books I would want my daughters, daughter’s daughters, great granddaughters to read! I am crazy like that!) And then, comes along a book by an Indian author you know you [...]

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 [...]

The Little Girl Who Screamed ‘No’!

The Little Girl Who Screamed ‘No’!

Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Siyona. Siyona was a very happy, skippy and cheerful girl. She loved the smell of freshly baked cake, dancing in the rain and laughing at the silliest of things. One day Siyona’s mum told her that a close friend of her father was in town, [...]

Summer break with Grandparents

Summer break with Grandparents

This summer vacation was unique. Usually, we would visit my parents in Dussehra break as weather is better where they live at that time of the year. But this break, my parents were coming with us for the annual summer trip, and kids were super excited about it. Post the trip, they had extended their [...]

The Little Girl Who Lulled Herself to Sleep

The Little Girl Who Lulled Herself to Sleep

Once upon a time, there was a lovely little girl named Ava. Ava was now growing up, and she enjoyed doing her chores on her own. She had been told that she would soon sleep in her own bed, in a separate bedroom. Mother and father had gotten a beautiful bed made especially for her. [...]