Aishwariya Laxmi

Aishwariya Laxmi is a writer, editor, blogger, and poet living in suburban Chennai, India. She blogs on https://aishwariyalaxmi.com/ and has a newsletter at https://ash.fambase.com/. Her poems and flash fiction have been published in numerous anthologies.

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Shared Travel Interests With My Mom

My mom and I share a few common interests: reading, shopping, travelling, and swimming. When I was a little girl, it was my mom who introduced me to libraries and Enid Blyton. This made me an avid reader and a bibliophile. She also took me to swimming classes, and we both learned to swim together. […]

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Remember The Good Times And Make The Most Of The Opportunities You Get…!

It’s okay to live in uncertainty and not be sure how tomorrow is going to turn out. If you choose to look at it from an adventurous perspective, that’s what makes life exciting!

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#MentalHealthAwareness: Book Review of ‘Anxiety’

This book is an important read, especially in the wake of the pandemic and all of us leading digital lives.

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Jayanthy Loganathan
My Mom, The Wind Beneath My Wings Who Pulled Me Through A Crucial Low Phase In College

I found that when faced with a crisis, my mom tackles it head-on and does the needful and even more. She is emotionally very strong and tough.

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workplace friendships
Why Workplace Friendships Are Crucial To Help You Reach Your Full Potential

We have to go beyond only getting the job done. Workplace friendships help us connect with others in the same boat, and avoid burnout or breakdowns.

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When My Boyfriend Asked Me To Become His Rakhi Sister!

This Valentine’s Day, if you are a girl reading this, think about whether that boy you are dating is worth it. If not, you know what to do!

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Maximizing Productivity Under ‘Work From Home’

While we may be living through turbulent times in history, we must remember that this, too, shall pass.

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Working From Home May Be The New Normal, But It Needs Sensitivity From Everyone

Working from home is not a one-size-fits-all solution. It is important to be mindful of the fact that we are all just people, albeit with starkly contrasting personalities.

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Book Review Of Damayanti Biswas’ ‘You Beneath Your Skin’

What stands out in this book is how the acid attack survivor stays so unbelievably strong through all of these horrific acts intended to break and ruin her.

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Is The 90s Portrayal Of Indian Women In Pop Culture & Movies Still Relevant Today?

Although today’s woman would agree with the woman of yesterday that consent is non-negotiable, she doesn’t seem keen on movies like DDLJ.

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6 Things Happening At Work That Are Harassment, And Not Your Fault…!

Women who are repeatedly harassed by men start thinking that maybe something is wrong with them. To those women, I say: it is not your fault!

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My Grandma Had Breast Cancer, But I Couldn’t Comfort Her For A Very Strange & Sad Reason…

We often do not know what to say to someone who is suffering from something - an illness, or a loss. Often we are conditioned to how the one suffering perceives it. Here's a POV.

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Book Review- ‘Ganga: The Constant Goddess’ By Anuja Chandramouli

Anuja Chandramouli's book 'Ganga: The Constant Goddess' retells the story of Ganga, one of the most revered entity in Hindu mythology.

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My Idea Of A Love Letter Has Changed Over Time…

Also titled, A Billet-Doux. In this poem, the author narrates how her idea of love has changed over the years, from sweet nothings to everyday actions that matter. 

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rheumatoid arthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis Is Not An ‘Older People’s Disease’, As I Found Out Painfully At 40!

I developed frozen shoulder and Rheumatoid Arthritis at 40, when I had thought it was a disease of olde people. Not so, as my painful journey proves.

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Milan Vohra
In Conversation With Milan Vohra, Author Of India’s 1st Mills & Boon Novel

I spoke to Milan Vohra, the author of India’s first Mills and Boon novel, The Love Asana, and the book Tick Tock We’re 30 about writing and books.

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Shit Hit The Fan When A Colleague Crossed The Line Of Decent Behaviour

The author shares a true account of how a team outing turned awry as a male colleague crossed the line of decency.

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In Conversation With ‘Miss Face Of Navi Mumbai 2018’

This interview with 'Miss Face Of Navi Mumbai 2018', Sunethra Easwaran , is bound to inspire young women. Read on!

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Living On Your Own Can Be A Bitch, And Not All Fun And Hanging Out With Friends!

"I relied excessively on Facebook and WhatsApp for emotional support," says the author while recounting her days off living alone as a young working woman.

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Shaheen Bhatt
Fact 1: Shaheen Bhatt Is Alia Bhatt’s Sister. Fact 2: She Battled Serious Depression For 17 Years

"Shaheen Bhatt's writing on depression touches your soul and lets you peek into hers," says this reviewer about her book I've Never Been (Un)Happier. A must read for everyone.

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declutter my life
Why I Decided To Declutter My Life, One Of The Best Things I Have Done!

Until last year, my life, like my Facebook list, was cluttered with people, regardless of whether they were well-wishers or users. Until I decided to declutter my life.

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drawing boundaries
And So, For My Sanity, I Decided To Draw Some Boundaries In Those Relationships!

It becomes necessary to draw boundaries in relationships sometimes if things get out of hand and intolerable. A personal account.

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