Deboshree

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.

Voice of Deboshree

My Mom-In-Law Doesn’t SAY Anything, But I FEEL Watched — Reality Or Paranoia?

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? 

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Dear Men, Sex During Pregnancy Is OK. Stop Obsessing Over Porn!

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?

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No, I’m Not Done Grieving Her Loss – And Maybe I Never Will Be

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?

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The Headaches [#ShortStory]

"...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!"

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From The Indian Wife Who Isn’t “Good With Kids”

An Indian wife relates the biases and prejudices she faces from 'well meaning' relatives in society, for not being good with children.

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One Summer Day. Winning Entry By Deboshree Bhattacharjee For The #GoodwynTea Writing Contest

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.

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Introverted Or Conceited? The Social Challenge Facing Quiet Women In India

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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