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Chandrika R Krishnan, a Bengaluru-based writer and educationist likes all things beginning with a ‘T’ - talking, teaching, tales and tea.
Her 300-odd published articles, poems and stories are eclectic and mostly experiential and are published both in print and online media. She is a published author with her maiden collection of flash fiction titled- Vignettes- A slice of life. Her work features in many anthologies too.
So many women share among their peers that "I have two young children and one big one!" Don't most of them say it with a decided note of pride in their voice?
Gitanjali was drawn into a relationship with this charming younger man against her better judgement, but soon after marriage came up against his narcissistic, abusive side.
Consulting Ms. Kondo one last time, I asked myself which objects did not spark joy in me. Alas, everything in my house sparked joy: my heaving closet, my tattered books, my chipped teacup.
I couldn’t bring myself to hurry through her book. I was like a cow chewing cud, and ruminating and collecting some amazing quotes in the process.
He was a generous man but she hardly knew much about the investments or their financial health. A couple of times, she had asked him and he had been vague. Now when she thought about it...
Once the wedding was over, the claws were out. Slowly and steadily, they expected her to adjust around the routine of her husband, in-laws and once a mother, came the additional responsibility.
Women are the only ones expected to 'adjust' and carry the entire burden of a marriage. No wonder many girls shy away from marriage or enter marriage as they would a war zone.
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