Deepti Nalavade Mahule is a book lover. She maintains a blog called 'Dancing Fingers Singing Keypad' (http://dfsk.wordpress.com/). One of her short stories was highly commended in the Commonwealth Short Story Competition in 1999 and others have appeared in print and online, the most recent ones being "Robert's Dive" at https://flashfictionmagazine.com/blog/2018/09/13/roberts-dive/ and "Heart of a Robot" at http://www.aphelion-webzine.com/shorts/2019/02/HeartOfARobot.html. Originally from India, she currently lives in California, where she spends her time writing software, reading aloud to her four-year-old daughter, submitting her short fiction and fretting about what to put in her biographical sketch.
While Gully Boy is primarily about the struggles of rapper Murad Ahmed, it also spends sufficient screen time on a character like Safeena and highlights her struggles as a woman in the modern world.
An encounter with a Pakistani woman flying out to meet her husband showed me how we are all just women living our lives in different circumstances.
We all have our special ways with our children. But we could learn more about parenting, couldn't we? Here is a book, NurtureShock, that can help us.
Hope can be cruel, but we cling to it anyway. This winning entry for our Muse of the Month contest captures the high and the fall of blind hope.
In December 2004, people in 14 countries had their lives changed by an angry ocean. Here is an account of that day of earthquakes and the tsunami of 2004.
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