Karishma has been writing short stories since she was 8 and poetry since she was 12. She ended up studying Zoology, then Montessori, and then psychology, always feeling ‘’something was missing’. She worked in the corporate world as a trainer, in schools as a Montessorian, and finally stumbled into the world of content writing, which is when she finally felt at home. She freelanced for 3 years with digital branding agencies and IT firms before becoming a full-time financial writer for a fintech firm. She still spends her free time writing about things that matter to her, which includes personal growth, feminism, parenting, food, movies, books, and politics. She is a foodie who loves cooking and baking and manages an FB page and food blog that goes back to 2009. She lives with her son and a whole lot of books in Bangalore.
Malayalam actor Anaswara Rajan was showered with the vilest of misogynistic abuses in Malayalam for wearing what girls and women in most cities across the world wear every single day.
Do adult children have a right to tell elderly parents what they can or cannot do with their lives, even if it is out of love?
The noise over the new paid period leave policy by Zomato, even from women, is nothing but internalised misogyny, and ensuring equity should be the aim.
My divorce will come through soon, but people are already asking me about getting married again. WHY would I want to?
I finally said yes to a proposal at the age of 29, as my patriarchal conditioning made me feel I was a failure if I didn't get married by the age of 30.
An angry woman is probably taken more seriously than a woman in tears, though men in a patriarchy would prefer the crying woman who they feel superior to.
If the only reasons for a divorce your daughter gives are that they are miserable with each other and don't love each other, will you still support her?
This kind of eulogising of a woman who wears only a saree and being sanskaari is why questions about Sonia Gandhi trigger the feminist in me - just let women be and keep off!
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