Meha Sharma

Meha Sharma

Before she took the plunge to be a mom and be a part of the chaotic yet amusing world of motherhood, Meha worked as a Business Analyst in an elite IT firm and as a full time professor in management colleges. Having earned an MBA degree in Human Resource Management and an MA degree in English Literature, she now works as a Visiting Professor in a University where she passes on her wisdom to management students while trying to do the same to her opinionated four year old :) To keep her sanity while striving to be a ‘decent’ mom to her ever inquisitive daughter, she tells herself, what Winnie the Pooh says,”My favourite day is today” :)

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Why We Shouldn’t Stereotype What Men Talk About As We Inch Towards Gender Equality
what men talk about

Men suffer from patriarchy too, although these effects are considerably more insidious. Cars, gadgets and work are not what men talk about every time!

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Flexible Work Hours Would Have Meant That I Could ‘Have It All’
flexible work hours

Flexible work hours are necessary for women who manage both family and work responsibilities, making it easier for moms to get back after a break.

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Beautiful… [#Shortlisted]
beautiful

So, when her younger son married a fair skinned Shalini, her happiness knew no bounds. At least, one of her daughters-in-law could be ‘showed off’ to her friends.

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Only I Can Make Or Break My Life!
make or break

#Poetry. An evocative poem about a widowed woman in her 50s, whose children have flown the nest - and one day she finds that only she can make or break her life.

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The Old Man And The Dog [#ShortStory]
man and his dog

It had become a ritual of sorts for her to watch the old man and the dog. She found solace in seeing that something in her life stood upright as a fixture.

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The Power Lies Within [#ShortStory]
the power lies within

On that day, as soon as the relatives and guests dispersed and they were on their own, Mahesh forced herself on her violently. She tried to protest, but he said it was her duty now to please him physically.

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A Mother Awaits The Verdict

It's hard to imagine the state of a mother who not only lost her daughter but had to live with the pain of being accused of the murder.

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Stop Judging! [#ShortStory]
stop judging

Stealthily, she put her hand beneath the bottom of all her clothes and dug out a salwar kurta. Her eyes lit up when she wore it and saw her reflection. Yes, she could now recognize herself.

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The Neighbourhood Aunty [#ShortStory]
neighbourhood aunty

"You should tell her to mend her ways. This is not how women her age ought to behave.” To this my mom said that she could not possibly ask her fifty year old daughter to not live life the way she wants.

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When My Child Was Bothered By What Others Thought Of Her…
being themselves

Teach your child that being themselves is the biggest thing they can do for themselves, and model it to them by your behaviour.

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To The Little Girl Who Talks To Birds…
letter to a young daughter

This mother writes a beautiful letter to a young daughter, a girl who is a sensitive soul that the mother wants to protect from the vagaries of the world.

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The Essence Of Me… [#Poetry]
the essence of me

A heartfelt ode to her father by the author, the one person who stood by her and was her rock of confidence, when she had a daughter.

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When Will Mothers Receive The Perfect Gift Of Knowing Their Daughters Are Safe?

This poignant post imagines what Mother's Day must be like for a unfortunate mother who lost her daughter due to the depravity of men who see women only as objects for the taking.

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The Picture On The Fridge … And My Redemption! [#ShortStory]
the picture on the fridge

Then, right then, as if for a tiny second, Surbhi felt that she saw the tiny heads smile at her. Startled, she smiled back. May be, it was time, she thought.

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The Missing Piece In Her Perfect Life [#ShortStory]
the missing piece in her perfect life

"All this was at times too much to handle for Neha. And many a times she went off to sleep reminiscing about the days before they became parents."

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How Can I Call My Parents After The Rift? [#ShortStory]
the rift

"At times he felt lonely. He wanted to call his mom but the rift of two years had created an abyss between him and his parents."

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The Dilemma [#ShortStory]
the dilemma

“She wanted to work, beyond these four walls where no one would sneer at her and where each and every task she did was not something which she was ‘supposed to do’.”

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Being Me … [#ShortStory]
being me

"But, to her dismay, Ananya did not like such physical intimacy. She thought that since this was the first time she was in a real relationship, she was jittery."

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I Do Not Think I Will Ever Let Motherhood Change Me. I Remain The Same Human Being That I Was!

I love my daughter to bits, but I will not let the supposed halo of motherhood to change me into a sacrificing caricature of motherhood.

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The Iron Lady: A Poem On Irom Sharmila

This author honours 'The Iron day' - Irom Sharmila and highlights her sacrifice for her people in Manipur in this thought-provoking yet beautiful poem.

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Do Not Give Up On Your Career Dreams Because You Are A Wife Or A Mom…

Becoming a wife and a mother is often an important part of a woman's life. But that is no reason to give up on your career dreams!

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The Decision [#ShortStory]

“You will fall in love with her after marriage. You have a lot of time to talk then. The arranged marriage works like this”. But is this really true? 

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When Forward Is The Only Direction. March 2016 Muse Of The Month Winning Entry By Meha Sharma

"Life does not unfold as we foresee it, instead we have to rearrange the pieces every now and then." A wonderful story of rising up from the ashes of life.

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Why Everyone Should Watch The Movie On Neerja Bhanot

Neerja, a biopic on Neerja Bhanot, is sure to inspire everyone by the sheer courage shown by the 22 year old, a posthumous Ashok Chakra awardee.

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Love? No, That Is Stalking. Frightening And Destructive.

While the world was getting inebriated in shots of love on Valentine’s day, a young woman faced obsessive love, what could be called stalking.

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Pursuit Of Happiness…[Short Story]

In our pursuit of happiness, do we stop complaining and count our blessings? Other people might not be as fortunate as we are...

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“Are You Working?”

"Are you working?" I was asked this question by someone whom I had met for the very first time. I managed to say yes and the stranger looked at me with an expression that said, “You will henceforth be taken seriously and your opinion will have weight”.

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Why I Could Not Potty Train My Four-Year-Old

A witty and refreshingly honest write-up about a mother's difficulty in potty training her individualistic four-year-old daughter.

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Getting A Child Ready For School: The Morning Drama In A Mother’s Life

Getting a child ready for school, is no child's play. A mother writes the drama she has to go through each day from waking her child to saying her goodbye to the school.

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I Told My Daughter There Are No Monsters. Until I Had To Become One!

When parents contradict, the child is often confused on what to believe.Is it plausible to raise our children without these conflicting ideals? A mother writes!

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The Joker And His Dance: Looking Beyond People’s Stature

A woman who had phobia of dwarfs, finds something beautiful about them in a water park one day.

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Teaching Kids The Right, The Wrong And The In-Between

Teaching kids right from wrong has never been easy because many issues are not black and white. These parenting tips are helpful.

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