anupama_jain

anupama_jain

Anupama Jain is an accidental late entrant, to the enigmatic world of writing. She Is the author of 'When Padma Bani Paula', a light-hearted, breezy novel about the second chances that life offers and the Importance of One’s Roots. (Published By Readomania) She is the Founding Member, Admin of SeniorSchoolMoms (a Facebook Group) and an avid blogger ( akkaacerbic.wordpress.com ) ( seniorschoolmomblogs.wordpress.com) She is the Contributing Author to - Chronicles of Urban Nomads, Crossed & Knotted( India's first Composite Novel, 2016 LIMCA book of Records Holder), When They Spoke, Mock Stalk & Quarrel - all published by Readomania and 'When Women Speak Up’ an e-book of inspiring stories published by Women’s Web (2018). She has published multiple stories online, writes on parental forums and has won numerous prizes. She was the Runner-Up, Orange Flower 2017 Humour Award, and among the top 3, in 2016. Anupama was also the Finalist, Orange Flower 2017 Creative Writing Award. (all by Women’s Web) She was listed as one of the 10 Indian women bloggers, a feminist must follow, by Women’s Web in July 2017. She is A-Z Blogging Challenge 2017, 2016 survivor. Her short story on marital morass was one of the top 14 blogs of 2017 out of the 18,000+ blogs published annually at mycity4kids.com. She writes a regular piece at readomania.com - ‘AJ Wants to Know’ a satirical take on the quirky world around. Her favourite genre is humorous writing. An M.C.A. from Pune University, Anupama stays in Gurgaon with family and currently tutors children. Yes, her epitaph shall read “And She (s)mothered us!!”

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Magnificent Mary Kom
“I am Still Dreaming,” Says Magnificent Mary Kom After Her 6th Gold In Boxing At 35

Mary Kom has set the bar high once again by winning her 6th gold at 35, against a 22 year old opponent - a huge thing in competitive sports. She is truly Magnificent Mary!

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What Katrina Knows About Item Songs That The Rest Of Us Don’t?

Why does every Katrina Kaif movie have that almost identical item song? Why is this major star not breaking this mould and thereby getting slotted? Is there a method here that the rest of us haven’t understood?

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Ayushmann Khurana’s Obvious Love For Wife Tahira Kashyap Gives Us Relationship Goals

Ayushmann Khurana's putting up of a loving couples picture and speaking openly about his pain over wife Tahira Kashyap's breast cancer is inspiring. Especially in #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth.

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‘Dhanda’ Matters, Not Women’s Safety, The Vikas Bahl & Phantom Episode Shows Clearly

Anurag Kashyap and Co's company Phantom Films was dissolved recently, as firing partner Vikas Bahl for misconduct was not a clause included in their partnership contract. What does it say about how we prioritise 'business' over women?

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Why Did Utsav Think It Was Cool To Harass Women? Cos Other ‘Woke’ Bros Kept Quiet?

The recent allegations against comedian Utsav Chakraborty reveal the true colours of 'Woke' men who pretend to be champions of women's rights. And other men enable them by staying quiet.

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Movie Review: Manmarziyaan Feels Like Chocolate Sauce On Butterscotch

With a terrific ensemble of cast, Manmarziyaan is a messy tale of a tech savvy generation and their love tangles, writes Anupama Jain. 

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My Son & Daughter Make Raksha Bandhan Special – In Their Quirky Way!

Raksha Bandhan is a huge deal on my husband’s side of the family. Where I come from, we are slowly making it our own. Here's how. 

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Sanju, A Clever Movie On An Eternal Man-Child, But Does It Work? Find Out!

What exactly is the point of Sanju (besides watching Ranbir Kapoor do a fabulous job)? The movie aims to promote #TheKingOfWrongChoices and succeeds...almost. 

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Why Online Mommy Groups Are Today The ‘Extended Family’ Moms Everywhere Depend On

Moms everywhere today depend on online mommy groups for the sisterhood support they need in a world where the family or 'village' might not be available.

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I Am Just A Mom. Just A Human Being Trying To Do My Best

Let's stop with the deification of moms, shall we? This is for all of you saturated with the glut of saccharine Mother's Day forwards.

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agree to disagree
Can We Agree To Disagree With Those Whose Opinions And Beliefs Don’t Match Ours?

So much of intolerance and anger in the world nowadays, with trolling and threats. We might be different, diverse, but we should agree to disagree. 

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Unnao, Kathua, Sri Reddy…A Common Thread Of Abuse…

The many shocking incidents that have emerged in recent times, are testimony both to the way rape is used as a tool, and to the apathy of ordinary citizens like us.

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No-More! This Sexist Behaviour In the Name Of ‘Joking’ Isn’t Acceptable!

A lot of sexist behaviour is camouflaged as 'just joking'. It's time we called it for what it is!

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A Women’s Day 2018 Reminder: Push Us Down, But We Are Still Standing…

On Women's Day 2018, we take stock and see just how much misogyny still exists - yet, don't forget, despite all the odds, we are still rising here!

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Sridevi's death
Can’t We Let Sridevi’s Soul Rest In Peace, Instead Of Shredding It To Pieces?

Sridevi's death has led to relentless speculations regarding her lifestyle and health. Can't we offer a bit more grace and dignity to the departed soul?

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A Valentine Appeal #Poetry #LoveNotHate

"When a humorless nation forgets to take a chill pill and gets ruffled at the drop of a hat! - let’s pick our battles, shall we?"

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Padma
When Padma Met Padmavati [#Shortlisted]

So many years have passed and so much blood has been shed yet we women continue to worry about our security. Why haven’t the men been taught to respect our independence?

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late pregnancy
Going In For A Late Pregnancy? You Are Not Alone – Here Are Inspiring Stories Of Indian Women Like You

As more women have careers, they are empowered to take decisions about their lives and bodies, and a late pregnancy is inevitable. What are their stories?  

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Rukma And Kuldeep: A Mother’s Story

When the violence of toxic masculinity gets unbearable in one family, what can a mother do? What does this mother do? Read this surprising short story.

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Aadhaar card
As An Indian Woman, Here’s How My Aadhaar Card Could Put Me In Very Real Danger

The Aadhaar card can be more sinister for women than we realise, because we are already marginalised. Want to find out how? Read on.

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Grateful To Be Alive & Determined To Make 2018 Count, With These Resolutions!

2017 is about to wind up and we stare at yet another happening year. What are your goals and resolutions for 2018?

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Ancient Padmavati To Aaj Ki Padma: What’s Changed For Us Indian Women?

From 'those days' when queens killed themselves for the sake of honour, what has changed for Indian women? These incidents tell us: Not Enough.

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From A Child’s Murder To The Attack On An Airline Passenger, Is Truth The Casualty?

On 8th November, a number of shocking events occurred, making news that all of us have an opinion on. But do we really know the truth?

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marriage gone stale
A Soliloquy

#Poetry. Harmony, or a marriage gone stale? What do you make of this kind of humdrum existence that the poet describes succinctly, in such few words?

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The Vizag Rape Shows Our Voyeurism And Apathy To Women As Human Beings

The recent rape in public in Vizag illustrated how apathetic we are to violence against women. But voyeurism occurs in many other ways too.

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The Elphinstone Tragedy Needs Consistent Response, Not Knee-jerk Reaction

As citizens of a democracy, it is is also on us to demand consistent response and effective action from our governments, rather than knee-jerk reaction.

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From Hounding Grieving Mothers To Raging Over A Slap Bet, Can We Take A Minute And Reflect?

A spate of recent incidents to do with children - ranging from a ghastly murder to a slap bet gone viral has got us all talking. But can we aim for some compassion as well?

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VDay
VDay – The D Day Conference [#ShortStory]

They were stupendous and they could make their own destiny! They didn’t need anyone else to do it for them. Their happiness lay in their hands.

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Bareilly Ki Barfi Is A Sure-Shot Winner With A Gutsy Heroine And Interesting Parents

Bareilly Ki Barfi may not have big budgets; what it has is terrific writing and scintillating performances that draw you in.

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mine
Mine [#ShortStory]

Should I be the one, always adjusting and conforming to what is ‘Kosher’? Why can’t I be accepted and left alone? I am neither abnormal nor abominable. I just am!

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When Harry Met Sejal, Danced Across Europe And Made Me Wash My Mouth Out

Jab Harry Met Sejal is truly...Something. Here's a sneak peek at how the movie (possibly) came about.

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Amma & Priyamvada: The Two Faces Of A Woman [#ShortStory]

This short story about Amma, erstwhile movie star, teaches us to look before we judge. Read on.

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Siya the bride
Will Siya The Bride Be Another Sita? [#ShortStory]

The gang forced all the occupants to come out of the Maruti at gun-point and immediately their attention fell on the sparkling new bride.

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N.E.W.S. Is Now Just Sensational News, Where Sonu Nigam’s Angst > Unemployment Crisis

Why are we all happy clamouring over sensational news (like Sonu Nigam quitting Twitter), while issues such as our country's looming unemployment crisis remain under the radar?

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Before Mother’s Day, Take A Minute To Salute These Mothers Facing Tough Lives

As we come to Mother's Day, this beautiful post urges you to remember the mothers to whom life has not been kind. Spare a moment.

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How Can Boys Express Their Feelings Safely If We Keep Telling Them That Boys Don’t Cry?

We bring up boys telling them they can't cry, and deny them a natural outlet for their softer emotions. How, then, can they express their feelings safely?

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On LoudSpeaking: Why Has Religion Become More Sacred Than God?

Why are mosques and temples competing to have the biggest loudspeakers and inundate us with noise? We live in times where we are all set to react; and loudly!

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