Writing is soulspeak will dare to dream own up my piece of sky..mom, wife, daughter, sister, friend we all are.. but, being your own person even more.
You don't have to fit in with your marital family, workplaces or friends like a glove, so don't become an apologist for your choices, opinions, values or ideologies.
It's only after dowry deaths that we wake up, every time. If the woman in question had broken her marriage because of the obvious problems, we'd have said she didn't 'adjust enough'.
Love is a very important factor to share with a partner, but is it enough? Here are 7 other essentials for a happy marriage to consider.
What is it about a working woman retiring from paid work that makes family and friends think she is now "free" for supporting their lives, no matter how misguided?
I definitely belong to the generation that doesn't cuss. Let me tell you why I find it incredibly offensive and uncool to hear anyone cuss.
You may consider me responsible for every bit of your life, but once you're an adult, I'm not, says this mother, who is determined to live her life her way.
Stop blaming women for having a failed marriage! Instead, support them and encourage them, for that is exactly what they need.
When a woman turns 60, do all her needs disappear? How about the need for autonomy, dignity, and a space of her own?
You must beg, borrow or crawl, but remember to treat your son-in-law well. So goes the rule in most Indian families.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,...
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.
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 […]
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.
In matrilineal family system, the lineage or bloodline flows from the daughters, so birth of a daughter is a much celebrated event.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
"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..."
Family, society, advertisements, popular media, all underline that household chores are 'women's work'. Someone needs to break this vicious cycle!
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?
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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