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I did my engineering in computer Science and went on to do MBA in systems and finance post that. I worked at Infosys for 6.5 years after which I resigned to pursue my passions. I am now involved in multiple activities. I am a dance instructor/choreographer, a writer/blogger, a volunteer with a NGO, co-owner of a cookery website which I have designed and created, a wanderbug and above all a mommy to a lovely daughter.
We would like our kids to learn things and become independent, but at the same time, we don't want them to grow up too fast, and slip through our fingers too early!
Don’t hesitate to reach out - to help, to seek help, to form the circle of sisterhood. This circle is potent. This circle is empowering.
"They have a warrant. They say that I have sexually abused Radha and they are talking about some POSCO act. That bitch of a girl had the audacity to complain against me."
Sometimes it is difficult to believe in the power of own pen, but one needs to keep writing, because there are stories waiting to be told, thoughts waiting to be expressed.
Mahevash Shaikh tackles popular proverbs that we live by in her book Busting Cliches, and brings a depth to them we sometimes might not know of.
What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape by Sohaila Abdulali is a powerful, solicitous and hard-hitting read which has the potential to create history.
Kajol's film Helicopter Eela attempts dealing with powerful issues like helicopter and single parenting. But the inconsistent screenplay lets it down.
We all are symbols of girl power, says Anupama Dalmia, a power that is often either overestimated or underestimated by our society and is rarely understood in its true essence.
While digitisation has revolutionised things, it enables abuse in relationships, putting women at a disadvantage, as all their shopping behaviour can be tracked by controlling husbands. I was speaking to an Aunt over the phone but after a point, she seemed quite distracted. When I asked her if she was busy and wanted to disconnect […]
Why do we equate respect with submissiveness in Indian society? Surely, a daughter can be outspoken and respectful at the same time?
Author Piyusha Vir’s debut novel Just Another Day brings out the serendipity of life in the form of three crisp and delectable short tales.
Hidden emotional abuse in a marriage (no scar, no swollen eye!) often goes unnoticed. This normalises the insidious violence, and can cause the affected women to hide things from their spouses.
Veere Di Wedding is drawing mixed reviews from movie lovers. Does it live up to the hype it generated? You have to read this review to find out.
Nothing But The Plane Truth is a fictionalised memoir by former flight attendant Pinki Eppaturi, that takes the reader into the 'glamorous' lives of those who work in the sky.
Motherhood is as beautiful as it is gruelling. So, this mother's day, let us talk about what we can do to make life better for mothers.
Louisiana Catch by Sweta Srivastava Vikram is a book about the Indian diaspora with a difference - focusing on the protagonist instead of the usual 'immigrant experience'.
We are quick to blame the mother if the child is in any sort of trouble or is part of the trouble. When will we realise that the father is also the parent?
Breastfed children are weaned once they become old enough to eat everything the family eats. But what if a mother believes in late weaning? How does society react?
A personal account of how Sridevi influenced this author and made her passionate about dancing. The diva will remain immortal in many such hearts.
The Perils Of Being Moderately Famous is an aptly named memoir by the very witty and down-to-earth Soha Ali Khan. Must read!
Change happens in small measures but every little change adds up! This writer's article on feminism got her a surprising response.
"What has Akash done himself to give you time for some self care? He wants you to take complete responsibility of the child and then wants you to be the trophy wife whom he can boast of?"
How do you help your kids think of homosexuality as normal, and raise the future generations to not be homophobic? A thoughtful post.
How would your crazy day coping with a toddler's tantrum look like from the point of view of your toddler? What if your toddler could tell you how she feels?
"You do not have to aspire to become the perfect woman that society expects you to be," says a mom to her young daughter on #InternationalGirlChildDay.
You always say you believe in gender equality. So why is it weird for you to stay at home and look after your daughter? Why is your job more important than mine?
Parenting would not have been as easy as it is without my friends looking out for me. It takes a village to raise kids, and I'd not have it any other way!
Her dazzling smile could brighten even the gloomiest of days. A year had passed since Nikhil had lost her. Submerged in her thoughts, he could feel knots in his stomach.
Have you read A Season For Dying by Sharmishtha Shenoy? Read the review below and see if it goes on your to-read pile!
"And why would you not want to get intimate when he wants it? What is the big deal about it? Do not forget you lead a comfortable life because of him. He does not hit you right?"
Daddy Cool is the dad whose daughter doesn't realise what gender inequality is - simply because he raised her that way. A lovely tribute on Father's Day!
The Terrible Twos can test any parent's patience, but there are ways to stay calm and handle the toddler tantrums that are an inescapable part of parenting.
"It is my womb and I decide, right? And as far as my child is concerned, I will teach my child to stand strong against the bullies of society and not get bogged down”.
A pimple brought home to me the fact that as a parent I need to teach my child to be accepting of everyone as they are, and stereotypes have no place.
Sleep when the baby sleeps. This is well meaning advice given to almost all new mothers. But is it really practical advice?
A lifetime bond of friendship had formed which they were sure would survive the test of time. It was a special friendship that had no place for any kind of inhibition and formality.
Thank you mom! If you had to thank your mother today, what would it be for? In this post, the author thanks her mom for making her a better mom!
Onaatah of the Earth by Paulami DuttaGupta peels away at the psychosocial aftermath of a rape, and reveals the human being that is inside a sexual abuse survivor.
We need to let our children be themselves and not extensions of ourselves. We need to let our children live their dream, not ours.
Birds of Prey is a faced paced and hard hitting debut book by Archana Sarat that throws light upon the underbelly of a city's nexus of child sexual abuse.
No, having a baby is NOT a solution for marital problems! Don't you think that's the way to more stress in an already damaged relationship?
How to reconnect with yourself and recapture the romance of relationships during a trip where there is no net connectivity.
Whichever side of the Valentine's Day fence you are on, we can probably agree on one thing - that it is love which makes the whole ride of life worthwhile.
We need to look at what feminism is not - so many misconceptions about it abound, and it is time people separated fact from fiction.
Raising a happy kid is not really difficult, if we are mindful about these 22 simple, and very practical tips.
Mothers are made to feel guilty if they have a thin child. They are blamed for 'not feeding the child enough'. Chubby does not equal healthy!
Being a new mom and working woman meant that I learnt to rush through the day, but my daughter soon taught me how to slow down and truly enjoy my leisure.
Dancing can be a fulfilling, creative way of exercise, and keep you healthy and fit both physically and mentally. A delightful post!
Small acts of everyday kindness go a long way in making the world a better place. Make it a habit to help others in any way you can.
One has to lead by example in order to make Swachh Bharat a reality - after all, patriotism stems from action and not mere words.
Why should husbands be 'helping' at home? Isn't it their home too? Shouldn't they be sharing responsibilities of housework equally?
A mother muses about what life might have to offer as she watches her teen daughter have fun on the sea shore, and hopes that it is a good life!
As long as my daughter understands how to handle relationships maturely and with honesty, I don't see why I need to assume that she has to marry!
To quit or not to quit? This is the dilemma many working women face, especially if they have other serious responsibilities, like a kid. So what do you do?
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