Stories delight me and I tell them often. My happy place is one where I have a writing desk, coffee and a million thoughts to pen down. I blog at "Of Paneer, Pulao and Pune" where I capture fleeting moments in the city I love.
When I am not doing that, I work as a content professional, read, make travel plans (which I try to put to action) and gaze at stars.
Contrary to popular belief, the lockdown has affected introverts as well. As a new mom, I have issues staying cooped up at home all the time but here's what helps.
Do we set up our girls to fail at their relationships with a parent-in-law with a social narrative of monsters-in-law who they can never reconcile with?
Husbands might be miss the sex during pregnancy of their wives, but is that a free pass for using porn, without any thought for the wife's sexual needs?
Why an Indian woman cannot grieve for long – when she has so many responsibilities as a wife, mother, daughter-in-law, how dare she think only of her grief?
"...there is nothing wrong with you. Nothing! Except your sheer unwillingness to spend time with me or - cook a half-decent meal - on the pretext of having a headache!"
An Indian wife relates the biases and prejudices she faces from 'well meaning' relatives in society, for not being good with children.
She had lost her mom, and though she kept re-living that summer day in her mind, she knew that she had to live with the loss. #GoodwynTea contest winning entry.
Are quiet women conceited? Or just introverts less inclined towards 'a good chat'? Is it then fair to label them thus?
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