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Mira Saraf was born in Canada, grew up in New Delhi, and went to a British School half her life, and an American school the other half which has, as a result, made her grammar and spellings decidedly confused. She spent 15 years in the United States and Canada, with a short stint in Italy in between, and returned to India in 2013. She now works in sales and marketing for a family business and lives in Mumbai.
Society expects a young Indian woman to be 'settled' by a certain age, by which they mean married, and with kids, so I get asked all sorts of very intrusive questions.
The author writes about the really hard time her boss gave her at one of her early jobs, and wonders about the continuum between failure and sabotage - where does one end and the other begin?
Reading this very honest personal account by Mira Saraf about puberty, the first period, and sex ed at school, makes us realise that we've often forgotten our own horror, and the awkwardness we went through.
Anxiety had been an issue all her life, but it was dating a controlling man that finally pushed her over the brink, and only a clean break helped. A personal account.
As an independent, working woman in a civilised society, I expect to feel safe when I go out with a man. I don't have to justify WHY I don't want to have sex.
A stirring account of how a woman is tired of being in relationship with the 'wrong men'.
Setting up a home in Mumbai, this single woman discovers the obstacles of jugaad and Indian Stretchable Time. A hilarious narrative.
I was shamed for my body as a painfully awkward teen, and it took me a long while to climb out of the dark place it pushed me into. Here's my story.
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