A mother of two amazing kids and a teacher by profession, I have varied interests. Apart from being an avid reader, I dabble in gardening. My love for painting, cooking, travelling and jotting down my random musings keeps me wonderfully occupied. With all this going, I still am my happiest being a mother and a wife as my world revolves around my family and for me, their love is what makes the world go round.
All my life through the words and actions of everyone around I have heard "you don't matter" - now is the time for me to return the favour!
Mandira Bedi has always broken stereotypes, and spoke about all of that after she recently published her book Happy For No Reason, which takes an insightful look at her life.
Even if you are a saree lover, I can bet you don't know all the different ways in which Nikaytaa can teach you to drape it! Read on.
How to deal with an empty nest when your kid grows up, and goes away to college? No matter how prepared you think you are, you can never be ready for it when it hits you.
Even in educated, more aware circles, there is a lack of gender equality, which could make kids raised by feminist, 'woke' parents a misfit in society. But does it need to be so?
To dye or not to dye... now that I am greying, this is a big question, says the author. But she is keen on embracing her grey hair, and looks for support to her 'silver sisters'.
As an organic farmer, I was called to participate in a cookery show on Zee5, along with my husband. I hope we broke some gender stereotypes by cooking together.
Healthy, home-grown, homemade stuff is always expensive, but if you can afford it or do it yourself, it is always a better option than cheaper products that might be 'convenient'.
At an age when we mostly worry about their physical health, we might be overlooking our ageing parents' emotional health that is crucial for their well-being.
When I knew nothing much about it, what was it that drove me to become a farmer? Why did I quit a high-flying, safe city job to take up farming?
In the race to be the 'most progressive' person, we are becoming intolerant of others' choices. When Change happens, it's important to applaud it rather than berate people for how slow they are!
As a family we have made small changes in our daily choices to move towards a zero waste lifestyle. If everyone made these choices, we could do our bit towards the environment.
Women might be able to 'do it all' today, but the superwoman cape that is foisted on them is unwanted - for we want to be human beings living our dreams...
It's March. Time to plan for the big summer vacation trip. What better than the Andamans where you can chill and have adventures too?
The girls happily swirled in their pretty dresses, admiring themselves and remarking at what others wore. So typical, something normally expected of little girls, right?
Does your kid annoy you by asking too many (uncomfortable) questions? It isn't disobedience, even if you think so, but a sign of your successful parenting!
Are our children telling us things openly and honestly? More importantly, are we being the parents our children can feel safe being honest with?
It is imperative that we be role models for our kids for gender sensitization which should be part of parenting, and have a more liberal and feminist gen next!
Kids doing chores at home does not just get these done, but they learn some golden values that will always stand them in good stead in life.
We talk to our children about succeeding in their endeavours, but have we thought about the importance of failure on their journey in life?
Yoga has incredibly simple solutions for aches and pains that occur due to bad posture and the inflexibility of modern life. Here is how I harnessed it.
Parents are human after all. Please, let's cut ourselves some slack here, and not fall prey to the peer pressure of following all the parenting advice that pops up online.
Multitasking is the scourge of our lives today as women, and it is expected that we do many things well and efficiently. Is this really what we want?
I went on an all women trip with my friends despite the reservations my husband had about travelling at night, and it turned out to be great fun!
My choosing to stay at home to take care of my kids has everything to do with an empowered choice and nothing with being pushed into it.
Our children don't owe us anything - we brought them into this world, and we have grown as individuals just by being parents.
Becoming 40 is not exactly what I thought it would be! It is so much better, and I am lovin' it! Do read on to know why.
A genaration of over-involved parenting is spawning a generation of entitled kids. Here are 7 pointers to stop doing everything for your kids for the greater good!
While marriage and motherhood is not the be all end all of women's lives, isn't there something good in them that we should try to find for ourselves?
After years of listening to how men and women should behave, it's time we just let them be. Let's just see them as humans who need domestic skills!
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