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Now years later, standing here at her doorstep, I can imagine how hurt she must have been by Amma's rude behaviour. Brushing aside these troublesome thoughts, I press the doorbell.
But for the accident of our birth in a democracy, any one of us could face the same horrors that Afghan women are facing today, as the patriarchy, the oppression and violence against women is the same.
Pandemic has impacted every aspect of our lives and continues to do so. But what breaks us, can probably makes us stronger too!
Her family had left Bangladesh during the war. All their old acquaintances were lost. She had no clue what happened to them or where they were.
All that my befuddled mind registered was the fact that I had forgotten to switch my phone back to 'Normal' mode. My poor mother had been calling me frantically for help while I was busy getting myself drunk.
"Well, you see it's so tough getting a seat reservation on a Valentine's day. And I absolutely hate to stand in line for a meal. That's why I planned on bringing you here," he boasted proudly.
As a mother, one often questions oneself and feels bound by perceived inadequacies. But the truth is, mothers can have guilt-free fun too.
Do not speak until you are spoken to. Do not wade like a duck. Walk slowly and silently. Do not laugh like a banshee. Sit like this. Eat like that. The list was endless, yet I had mastered it all.
MIL DIL relationships - maybe sometimes some relationships don't work out in spite of us giving it our best. Maybe it's not meant to be. But why?
As I accelerated (my scooty), a cool wind blew into my hair and face reminding me of the woman that I was and am today.
For the first time, Roshni saw the face of terror in broad daylight. She saw it in her daughter's tear filled eyes.
Breastfeeding has become synonymous with being a 'good' mother. People criticise moms who choose formula. But what about women who are unable to breastfeed?
Out of the corner of my eye, I stealthily glimpsed my father sitting on the sofa, observing me silently with...was that sadness which I detected in his eyes?
That day a woman despised and shunned by society, chose to fight for me which my own mother, a respectable woman from a good family, refused to do long back!
When we begin to isolate people who are different, we only serve to stigmatise their differences more and make them feel worse.
Men who are quietly beginning to take on household shares without demanding praise for it, are the beginnings of equality at home. Be one of them!
I am lazy, short-tempered, ugly, moody, bitter, jealous, greedy, sincere, honest, and emotional. And a lot of other things too. But I am not them.
At night when she would cry into her pillows, 21 year old Vishnu would bring flowers and bangles to bring the smile back on her face. The sight of tears in his beautiful bride's eyes would break his heart.
To wear a saree or western clothes? What should a sanskaari bahu do? A hilarious account of a mother in law's fluctuating opinions.
“Dad, I’ll be late! Don’t wait up for me.” Arunaji was chopping vegetables for dinner. She turned around. One look at Ria and her blood boiled. Ria was dressed in an off-shoulder red top which exposed her tiny waist and the little belly button ring. The black mini skirt looked more of a ‘micro-mini’ to […]
It was as if a dam had broken and everything came tumbling out. Her grief, the hollowness, the rift with her husband and the constant aching pain.
This mom of two kids often feels stretched for time and the attention both kids demand of her. But she also feels the love behind it all!
Don't you know her husband is a rich and influential man? Have you forgotten how he had helped me in my business? Do you know what he can do if you go against him and support his wife?
There is often no right or wrong in a situation, like this one that Pihu, her husband Rahul, and Pihu's mother in law Shanti Devi find themselves in. How can they deal with it?
A spooky short story which is bound to give you the chills. Read on!
Sometimes, we find kindness when we have least expected it. Here is one such beautiful story from an ordinary day in a mother's life.
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