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I am glad I listened to my heart when I took the overseas assignment, even if it meant being away from my baby for 3 months - I can be a role model for her.
...unlike India family support wasn't available. The new parents were left to themselves and in such a situation it was often the woman who had to make a forced choice of quitting her career.
Do women in developed countries have it all? Here's what this author found on comparing notes with a colleague - a working woman in Switzerland.
All those girls like Rita, Reena Mathur and Sharma’s bahu - how will I even look at their face? I will lose all my respect. It's like a cruel joke God has played on me.
There's no denying that women have it harder at work, but being the badass woman opens new doors for you! Here's to smashing that glass ceiling.
I only knew her as my mum's distant cousin but when I heard her life story which was no less than a Bollywood movie, I was left in awe.
My child and I moved to a different city from my husband for a better career. This long distance relationship might be unusual, but we are making it work.
As a rookie chartered accountant in my first job, I had to take a solo trip for work to Hong Kong. It was a strange new experience that taught me a lot.
Her dreams were quashed somewhere in fulfilling those of others. She cried in the silence of the night for a life she dreamt of but could only live in her thoughts.
Losing your job is traumatic, but it is not the end of your life. Take heart from this encouraging post on developing resilience in your work life.
Women are breaking glass ceilings everywhere, but what about safety on Indian streets in your own city? How does the modern woman navigate these?
Just like you masturbate to release sexual tension, so do I. What’s wrong with that? Is it a taboo because I am a woman? Have you stopped masturbating after marriage? I know you haven’t.
The other guys tried to overpower me; at that moment I quickly reached for my bag, pulled out the deodorant and sprayed it in their eyes. Mumma, I did this in self defence.
The need to be the best at everything can be a recipe for discontent. The author talks about how she realised that being a ordinary woman is not a bad thing, after all!
Having guests for lunch can be stressful for women - simply because all the work involved in entertaining falls on women (with few of the rewards!)
"Oh, the wife earns more than husband!" Why should this even be a consideration? Does a working wife, or one earning more make the husband less of a man?
Ever heard of the Motherhood Penalty? It's what happens when we fail to see the long-term potential of an employee simply because - she is a mother.
Sometimes people discover it late in life like you did. Also in our case it’s not just about physical pleasure it’s about the emotional connect we share that transcends everything else.
Becoming a SAHM is often presented as an 'easy' option for women; yet, working women often know fully well how hard it is to give up a cherished career. These true life stories make you think.
We all need someone whom we can talk to without holding back. What if it isn't your spouse or a girl friend, but a best friend of the opposite sex?
While the whole world watched the French election with bated breath, Emmanuel Macron, the charming newbie made news for an altogether different reason.
When a hardworking woman decides to take a project abroad and live away from family, why do we judge her so much? Would we do the same to a man?
"It felt dirty. So dirty, she wanted to get rid of the dirty feeling. Would she become clean again? The mirror image mocked at her."
“It was presumed that she had no need to work for money like the others. It was immediately presumed she was working for 'time pass'.”
Should he walk scot-free because I don't want society to mock at me and want to desperately keep up the image of the perfect happy couple? Would I really be happy after knowing the truth?
"Rather than see our mother...as a lone widow, I would be happy to see her laugh (with) someone whom she relates to and I don’t care a damn what people think."
Are you being valued enough by your family, friends, and people at work, or taken for granted as 'just doing your job'?
Kahe Diya Pardes, an entertaining as well as progressive note in the world of TV soaps, turns out as stereotypical as most of its counterparts.
As a young married woman, have you been asked, "So, any good news"? Take the call only when you are ready for it, for having kids is no child's play.
Two women secretly wish to live the life of the lady next door, not knowing the truth about the other. A poignant short story.
Four women meet at the reunion after 22 years, - and realize that their childhood friendship isn't the indestructible fortress they thought it was.
Here are some things that are important to today's young women, and it is best to discuss them with the future husband before marriage.
Why women in the workplace should be judged by the yardstick of merit, and not by being placed in the dual buckets of diversity and inclusion.
Friendships change with time - we women need our women friends for many reasons, and it is important to realize that we need to keep invested in them.
Sometimes it is important to put your foot down and live life for yourself, even if as women, we are expected to run our lives around others' wishes!
Sometimes divorce is the best thing to happen. There is no need to worry about log kya kahenge, because people talk anyway!
In a job, as in life, we need to learn from mistakes and avoid them in the future, putting our best foot forward to proceed.
What does age matter if the heart is young, and willing to try out new things? Getting old need not be a problem!
Women are often urged to stay in a broken marriage with domestic violence 'for the sake of the kids'. Is this really advisable?
As children grow older and fly away to live their lives, parents are left with an empty nest. But are they, really? A sensitively written short story.
A woman's life is not all housework and doing what the husband and inlaws wish her to, is it? She needs to stand up for herself and do what she needs to do.
Why do we, as a society still think that a woman's biggest achievement is getting married? It is time we changed this mindset, and gave our girls their due.
Should women who aspire to grow in their career look at moving for work if a better opportunity presents itself? What does our 'society' have say about it?
Only when one is truly happy from within, can they spread joy to others. A thoughtful post for today's woman.
It is not easy being born a woman in this world, so sometimes a mother who wanted a daughter and loves her might wish she were born a boy!
Dear mothers, you do not need to make sacrifices for your child. How you want to live is your choice, but do not put the burden of sacrifice on your child.
Next time you talk to a young girl, tell her that she is pretty awesome. Let her grow up to believe that she is not just a pretty face, but an amazing person.
Isn't marriage a partnership? Should it really matter who plays which role? What if we can have a stay at home dad and mom bringing in the money?
True love doesn't go away, the body may give up one day but love stays as it is - in memories, and in beautifully woven moments that we create.
Indian working women like us are often scared of chasing our career dreams. Do not be. Put your foot down and ask for your rights at work.
If you are a woman, it is very likely that you have been a target of body shaming - either fat shaming or thin shaming. Can anything be done about this?
The love of a mother for her child. Does it matter how the child gets to her arms? If she has been been born of her womb or an adopted child? A short story.
As a parent, we do the best we can, yet sometimes things might go wrong. Why is the blame so often laid at the mother's door? Does it make her a bad mother?
Love or arranged marriage - the dilemma that haunts many young women today. A simple story about a young woman.
When I look back at my life, I remember five affirmative lessons I learned from my mother.
In India, dating or remarriage for elderly women is frowned upon. Who makes these rules anyway?
Are you getting back to work after a baby? Readjusting after a maternity break is tough but here's a 5 point guide to make it easier!
A daughter's heartfelt ode to a mother who worked hard to bring her up.
Scarred by the divorce of her parents, a woman is confronted with a turning point in her own life.
An uplifting story about a woman who achieves her goal as a professional but worries about her role as a mother and how these worries are put to rest. Gazal read the mail once again. Gazal Malik, Senior Vice President of AMZ Ltd. It was her dream come true. She had waited for this day and dreamed of […]
Have you ever wondered why working moms are important to workplaces? They bring into the table more than the diversity factor. Read on.
We often debate who is better, WM (working mother) or SAHM (Stay at home mother).The fact remains, that both are mothers and we should stop the judgments.
In this post, a woman writes about the lessons in marriage from Katrina Kaif’s starrer ad. The right age to marry and the questions put up by people.
It seems there is nothing a mother is not judged about. From when to have the child, to how to have it, she is judged. It's high time to let her be.
Tummy time for babies: What can it possibly teach? A lot more than one can imagine! A mother recounts her lessons.