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A dire penchant for words, can summarize my life as “My pen bleeds my life”!

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I Was Traumatised And Shamed To Breastfeed, Even When I Couldn’t

Forcing new mothers to breastfeed when they can't, adds to their trauma. I was shamed and forced to breastfeed after a painful C-section.

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Our House Help Deserves The Same Respect As Our Guests At Home, And Why Not?

I have aversion towards words like maid or servant because these signify some kind of unsaid bondage towards the people they work for. 

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8 Reasons Why a Digital Marketing and Analytics Career Is One of the Hottest Options to Consider Today

Are you on a career break or in the early stages of a marketing career? Upskilling in Digital Marketing and Analytics can propel your career.

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The Perils Of Being An Indian Wife/Mother!

Let's throw away the 'mother guilt' that we carry because of what is expected of us as the primary carers for our kids.

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Believe Me, Raising Children Is Anything But Fun!

Why aren’t children given an amiable and conducive environment at home to pour their hearts out to their parents? Why?

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A Kissing Scene Or A Divorce – It’s Time To Start Being Honest With Our Children

It’s time that we share the realities of life with our children and teach them to learn with every mistake.

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New Year But Same Old, Er… FABULOUS ME!

Maturity is when you realize it’s another new year that you’ve been presented with, just as a brand new book....

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A Suitable Girl: The Greatest Scam of Indian Society!

From the time a girl is born, her destiny is sealed and her movements are predetermined just as that little birdie that keeps switching nests until a transient one becomes a permanent one!

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I Uploaded My Daughter’s Pics & An Acquaintance Messaged-‘Time To Have Another One’!

This message didn't really go down well with me as I felt it was invading my privacy. And this was not the 1st time I've been advised by random people to plan a second child!

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A Role Reversal Story Between Parents And Children!

Sometimes it becomes increasingly difficult to put up with their idiosyncrasies, which is often indicative of them being reverted to their childhood.

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Woman, Eat That Last Piece Of Cake Without Being Judged Anymore!

We have often been told that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach but what about a woman’s heart? Does anyone wish to know that?

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How I Brought Back Memories Of My Beloved Daadi’s Kitchen

As a working woman who loves to cook, I often make quick, yet nutritious meals for my family. Here are three of my go-to dishes, all from my beloved grandmother’s kitchen.

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Depinder cooking in Masterchef
The Omelette Fiasco: To Flip, Or Not To Flip?

A funny kitchen story, to go with your nightly Masterchef viewing. Why is it that our kitchen disasters seem funny only to others?

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One Day When My Daughter Lied To Me…

It was a matter of small importance, but what it taught me about parenting and my daughter about talking with me, was huge.

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In A Chat With My House Help I Realised How Women’s Lives Are The Same Everywhere…

Our discussion that spanned over an hour led me to conclude that irrespective of where a woman is born into she is always discriminated against without fail.

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Despite Criticism And Cynical Comments, I Chose To Follow My Heart & Tell My Story!

I went from a working woman to a stay-at-home mother to a food entrepreneur. This is my journey and I hope it inspires you too!

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I Do Not Expect My Daughter To Fulfil My Unfinished Dreams While Giving Up Her Own

I have always given up my wishes for the comfort of others; something I do not want my daughter to emulate as she grows up.

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Why Zomato’s Period Leaves Felt Like Such A Game Changer To Me

In a country where some consider the usage of sanitary napkins to be a luxury for women, Zomato's period leaves are worth applauding.

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Gunjan Saxena supportive father
As A Supportive Father, How Can You Help Your Daughter Achieve Her Dreams?

How many Indian households can boast of a father who rebels against all odds just to help his daughter reach the zenith of success? Very few, like Gunjan Saxena's father.

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I Had The Last Helping Of Food Last Night Instead Of Serving It To My Husband And I Don’t Feel Guilty…

The age old practice of women serving the best portions to men and making do with what's remaining, needs to go. We have as much of a right to our food as men do.

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Shakuntala Devi Was A Magical And Timeless Lesson In Being ‘Truly Amazing’ Instead Of Normal!

Shakuntala Devi led a complex but cool life, she dared to challenge patriarchy at every stage. She truly led an 'amazing' life instead of a 'normal' one!

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Penguin Movie Beautifully Shows Mother As An Angelic Warrior

Penguin a directorial debut by Eashvar Karthik is an expectant mother’s hapless journey of finding her son and also protecting other children in the vicinity from unknown predators.

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Regressive As It May Be, Indian Matchmaking Is Still A Harsh Reality For Many

We may criticise Indian Matchmaking for being regressive. But can we deny how sexism, casteism, body shaming and colourism is still so rampant?

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Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain Makes You Question The Sanctity Of Marriage

Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain left me questioning the sanctity of marriage, doubt relationships and over-analyse the need to be in love and remain in it too!

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4 Battles We Fought When My Husband Tested Positive For COVID-19 And How We Emerged Victorious!

When my husband tested positive for the deadly coronavirus, our life seemed full of despair and helplessness. But this is the story of how we battled it!

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Bulbbul Is A Film That Takes The Myth Of The ‘Chudail’ And Turns It On Its Head!

Bulbbul is a tale of a woman who has been wronged but unlike the ones who remain suppressed she is out there to avenge her perpetrators, which resonates with many women.

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Depression Is Real! Talk About It Before It Is Too Late!

It is imperative that we take charge and be the one to bring about the much needed change that the world expects now-Make mental well-being to be the only priority in our life!

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Can A Marriage Sustain On Long Habit Or Does It Need More? Bengali Film Belaseshe Explores The Nuances

What happens if a marriage of many decades crumbles in the autumn years without any overt reason? Bengali film Belaseshe explores this unusual premise.

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Zee5’s ‘Chintu Ka Birthday’ Leaves Behind The Sweet Aftertaste Of A Homemade Cake!

Set in war-torn Baghdad, 'Chintu Ka Birthday' is the sweet story of parents trying to celebrate their child's birthday despite the war raging right outside.

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Rani Mukherjee’s Mardaani 2 Is A True Ode To Womanhood

Mardaani 2, clearly highlights how each time a woman decides to follow her mind, she’s either curbed or labeled as egoistic. The movie is a clear depiction of how women are treated on a daily basis. 

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My Baba – My Feminist Hero, Who Broke Patriarchy, One Cup Of Tea At A Time

'Women belong in the kitchen, men don't,' is quite a common stereotype. However, the writer's father broke this stereotype, by helping out in the kitchen.

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Just As Michelle Obama Says, Your Health, Your Rules – Take Charge Of Your Health

Health of women is thier own responsibility. Michelle Obama says so and the author gives us more reasons to believe why our health lies in our own hands!

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When Love Was My Silver Lining Among The Dark And ‘Ugly’ Clouds

Calling a person ugly only hurts them. They lose their self-worth and start questioning themselves. Here's a beautiful story of healing with love.

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When I Fell In Love Again… With The Same Man

A woman finds love again - with her husband. In a love marriage, life happens, and how does one get back to the love after getting really dissociated?

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A Woman Needs It Too; Why Should Her Sexual Desires Be Hush-Hush?

Why are a woman's sexual desires or needs be spoken of in hushed tones? Why can't a woman openly say that her physical needs have to be gratified?

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My Fitness Is A Reality And Not A Myth!

A woman's fitness is no longer a myth. It is a fast-paced reality where more women find themselves sweating it out in the gym. Some even in the comforts of their home.

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Why Do Most Indian Daughters-In-Law Need To Struggle For Acceptance By In-Laws?

Women in India often find themselves in hostile waters once they are married. They struggle to get validation amidst misogyny and often end up  losing their own identity.

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Her Perfect, Hot, Round Rotis Were A Sign Of My Grandmother’s Bowing To Patriarchy

My paternal grandmother was an empowered, no-nonsense woman in every sense, but still still bowed to the patriarchal upper hand of my grandfather by quietly making perfect, hot, round rotis for him.

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It’s Results Time, And With It, The Annual Catastrophe Of Parents Who Fail Their Children

It's that time of the year when your parents ardently condemn you for not being 'high marks' achievers. Yes, you guessed it right, it's results time.

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You Know You Have A Toddler When…

Toddlers can be real entertainers at most times. They can also tie you up in knots and make you question everything you thought until now.

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A Child May Be A Criminal, But It’s Parental Overview That Comes Under The Scanner!

The recent news of a 16 year old boy being accused of a murder makes this author reflect on where parents are going wrong.

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Does Media Interest In The Arushi Talwar Case Say Something About Our Society?

The continuing interest in the Arushi Talwar case, now to be examined again through a new documentary - is it natural curiosity or just plain ghoulish?

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My Baba. He Who Must Be Named And Celebrated…

A daughter's no holds barred letter to a much love father. Do read this intensely personal account of a father-daughter bond.

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The ‘Other’ Woman In My Husband’s Life Whom I Thank God For!

Yes, you read that right! The other woman in my husband's life and I thank God for her existence! Want to know who it is? Read on!

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Why Insiya In Secret Superstar Feels So Close To Each One Of Us

Secret Superstar is the story of Insiya, but also of any Indian girl whose life has no real celebration or purpose other than satiating her future husband.

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