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Bharati Muralidhar

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At 60, Veena Had To Ask, What Does A Woman Want At Any Age?

When a woman turns 60, do all her needs disappear? How about the need for autonomy, dignity, and a space of her own?

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Why An Indian Son-In-Law Gets A Feast Fit For The Gods

You must beg, borrow or crawl, but remember to treat your son-in-law well. So goes the rule in most Indian families.

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5 Questions Indian Women Must Ask Of Men Before Marriage, Especially In An Arranged Marriage

If you are old enough to marry, you're old enough to have some clarity about what you want. Even if it's an arranged marriage, here are some things we need to be mindful about.

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Cooking Is A Lifeskill Everyone Needs To Know, So STOP Treating It Like A Chore!

Saying 'I will not cook' is condescending, and snobbish. All it takes is some basic knowledge to fix a decent meal. Cooking is not a chore but a life skill. 

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Why Are So Many Men Pardoned For Forgetting To Wish Moms While Women Are Expected To Wish Two?

If women are expected to remember and wish their families on birthday/anniversary and put a sorry note if they missed it why not the men?

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Are Indian Women Only Supposed To Serve The Food, And Not Eat It?

Why feel shy of expressing hunger? And why not just pick up your plate to eat without being embarrassed? What's with the fuss, women?

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Do Women Have The Luxury Of Retirement, Or Must We Keep Working All Our Lives?

Why can't women just sit without having to worry about the world on their shoulders? Why must we justify every moment of our time?

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You Don’t Need A Prince To Make You Feel Like A Queen

In this lovely story of a woman coming into her own, there are many queens, but no prince waiting in the wings to anoint them.

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When An Unknown Woman And Her Love For Stray Dogs Taught Me What Unconditional Love Means

They revelled in each other's comfort. This was a love that was mutual. A love from one who needed it so badly to some who could never hope to receive it.  

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Geeta’s Trip With Friends At 60…It’s Never Too Late To Begin Anew

For most of her life, Geeta had put the unceasing demands of the family first. At 60, when she finally gets to go on a trip with her friends...life is beautiful.

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Why The Ideas Of ‘Adarsh Naari’, ‘Suhagan’ Or ‘Sumangali’ Are Seriously Flawed

The practice of calling married women suhagan, saubhagyawati, sumangali essentially differentiates them from the rest, and yet it's not as simple as calling her Missus.

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Women! You Need No Man To Buy You Diamonds

It is a shame that women owe an explanation to their husbands or in-laws for where every penny went. Here's a strong argument for women's economic liberation.

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Is She An Equal Partner, An ‘Ardhangini’ In Marriage, Or Reduced To The Lesser Half?

We're the worst of hypocrites, worshipping the divine feminine as a goddess, and at the same time expecting our women to live lives like these,...

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Don’t Just Celebrate Moms This Breastfeeding Week – Demand The Right To Breastfeed Freely Anywhere!

Why does the sight of a breastfeeding mother annoy so many of us? Breastfeeding Week is a great time to talk about the stigma against breastfeeding in public.

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Why The DDLJ Generation Is Shocked With The Choice Of Kabir Singh

The 90s generation grew up idolizing Raj of Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge. Two decades later, we are left wondering what to make out of a Kabir Singh. Kabir Singh represents the new-age antithesis of the hero (Sanju was another such guy) – one that glorifies toxic masculinity, guttural violence and abuse against women, among his […]

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When My Greys Became Beautiful To Me At Last, After All That Drama!

Greying hair is considered the bane of youthful looks by most women, but are they really something 'ugly'? A woman shares a hilarious account of her personal journey. 

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When Matriarchal Societies Like Kerala Show Us The Way

In matrilineal family system, the lineage or bloodline flows from the daughters, so birth of a daughter is a much celebrated event.

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With Entitled Men At Home, One Wonders: Did We Stretch The ‘Good Wife & Mother’ Bit Too Far?

Traditional stereotyping of gender roles and social conditioning poses serious challenges for marriages today, with society conflicting with modern ideas of equality and empowerment. Time to change?

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Women, Go Out And VOTE, Stand Up And Be Heard If We Want A Better Tomorrow!

Can urban India afford to be pretentious and conceited when it comes to elections and voting? Why is it that we don't take this right and responsibility seriously enough?

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Why Women Need To Fight Misogyny In Politics

Indian politics hit a new low when Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan made a highly distasteful remark about actor-politician Jayaprada and 'khaki knickers', referring to her recent political shift to right wing ideology.

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When Women Make The Mistake Of Raising Selfish Families Out Of Misplaced Love

Teaching kids to be responsible towards families, considerate towards mothers, and participating in housework is a life skill. Take your me-time, moms, and let others take the load at times.

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Why Is Feminism Misunderstood And Hated In Indian Society?

Feminism has become the new F-word that no one wants to associate with. Instead of constantly bashing Feminism, let’s take a look at why the fight for equality should not stop just yet.

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“Remember To Never Give Up” – My Mother’s Advice Made Me Hold On To My Job

"My story is no different from millions of others who came before me. I'm the common woman you see on the streets, bazaars, workplaces doing their jobs and going home..."

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Desi Boys Need To Learn More About Household Chores. Isi Mein Samajhdaari Hain!

Family, society, advertisements, popular media, all underline that household chores are 'women's work'. Someone needs to break this vicious cycle!

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When ‘Ek Chutki Sindoor’ Became A Game Changer Even For My 21st Century Friends!

When I saw a friend, a childhood sweetheart and beer buddy of her equally qualified groom, touch his feet in the traditional wedding ritual, it made me wonder - what are our core values today?

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Indian Men Know Well That Women Are Trained To Sit Quietly And Guard Their ‘Honour’

Men know it well - Indian women won't risk their 'honour' and hence they take advantage. When honour is still so dear to us, how can #MeToo ever be a success?

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