ShwetaGK

ShwetaGK

Shweta Ganesh Kumar is a Writer and Travel columnist. Her fourth book and first collection of short stories, 'Suspended Animation - Short Stories of those who wait' is now available worldwide. She is the bestselling author of ‘Coming Up On The Show’ and ‘Between The Headlines’, two novels on the Indian Broadcast News Industry. Her last worldwide release ‘A Newlywed’s Adventures in Married Land,’ a modern take on Alice In Wonderland got rave reviews from critics and readers alike and has been consistently ranked high in Amazon India’s 100 bestsellers in Indian Writing list. Her travel columns have been featured in Travel and Flavours, Venture, The New Indian Express, One Philippines and Geo. Her non-fiction pieces have appeared in multiple Indian editions of the Chicken Soup series. Her short fiction and poetry have been published in more than twenty anthologies and online literary magazines in more than four continents. She is also the Founder-Editor of The Times Of Amma, an online community dedicated to inspiring mothers one day at a time, featuring real life stories on honest parenting and interviews with inspirational mothers and grandmothers. Shweta currently lives in The Philippines with her two children and husband. You can read more about her life and work at www.shwetaganeshkumar.com

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What Dads Today Have To Say About Being Hands On Dads – Do You Have Any In Your Life?
hands on dads

Are hands-on dads a modern concept or have they always lived amongst us, sans labels? Or did those of us who grew up with them get lucky?

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Why The Phrase ‘Boys Will Be Boys’ Is Damaging Our Sons – Teaching Our Boys To Be Safe!
mother and pre-teen son

"Careful!" "Don’t run too fast!" "Let’s not be wild!" Do you know that girls hear these phrases more than boys? Why aren’t we teaching our boys to be safe?

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Mommy Guilt. What About Dads? Do Those Who Miss Out On A Child’s Growing Up Suffer From It?
Indian Family

It is common knowledge to those of us who have brought a newborn home that it is a ‘get one - take one’ offer. Get a baby and take some mommy guilt free.

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Help! Why Aren’t We Told What To Expect When Expecting The Second Child?
Pregnant woman with her boy in kitchen

Having a second child? Why, then, isn't there any information available now, when everyone and their neighbour had advice for you during your first pregnancy? 

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Even Today, Why Don’t We Consider Using A Mother’s Name As Part Of Her Child’s?
happy Indian family

A child’s surname has always denoted his or her heredity - mostly paternal heredity. Until the birth of hyphenated surnames or those created from the parents’ first names.

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Newsflash! Wanting Me-Time Does Not Make Me a Bad Mother
Indian mom and child

Have you ever felt the searing pangs of mommy guilt? Has the social pressure to become the best parent you can be, made you feel like a bad parent instead?

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Bosses: Male or Female? Does Gender Matter?
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Do women prefer women or male bosses? Or is gender and leadership an irrelevant question today?

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The Price Of Going Pink
Pink Is For Girls?

So you think pink is for girls? Find out the real price of pink products for women and girls!

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Random Rants From A Mildly Enraged Feminist
Feminist Rant

Obsessing over new mothers' weight and female politicians' looks, sending 'friendship' requests, - a mildly enraged feminist rants at these creepy folks.

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Miss or Mrs., None Of Your Business!
woman's marital status

Why should a woman's marital status matter for a job search? Have you ever been discriminated against for being married or single?

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An Officer And A Lady?

Can women undertake combat roles in the Indian army, or are women's bodies inherently unfit for frontline work in the army?

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See, Speak, Hear No Evil. Unfriend Instead?

How to deal with everyday sexism, including from our "Facebook Friends"? Do we confront it or just ignore it and move on?

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Patriarchy And Repression Score Again
slutwalk-manchester

The Gurgaon administration believes crime against women will come down if women stop working after 8 p.m. Whose responsibility is women's safety?

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Let The Male Nurses Be
male-nurse

Female truck drivers and male nurses - is it time we stopped segregating careers by gender?

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Sweat the Small stuff!
look closer!

Gender stereotypes continue unchallenged unless each of us challenges them

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But Pink Is For Girls!
gender-symbols

Does gender conditioning start from the womb? It was a couple of  months ago when I was trawling baby stores in a mall in Manila, hunting for the perfect baby shower gift for my 8 months pregnant friend that I realized that differentiation on the basis of colour was still a very real phenomenon. No, […]

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Clothes Make The Man. But What About The Woman?

Why is fashion and the choice of what we wear such a double-edged sword to women? Before Anna Hazare and his team and the government and their team and all those in between took over the cyberspace and the news-space, there were stories of a certain Pakistani foreign minister that was doing the rounds. This […]

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