Namrata Singh

With EXISTENTIALISM on one hand and MINIMALISM on the other, my vagrant mind weaves stories every moment, just every moment. Coupled with this, I have an insanely bad habit of binge-reading and collecting books. Kindle is non-existent for me unless my need to read overpowers my need to hold pages in my hand. An ardent lover of plants and sunsets, I also specialize in reading people's minds without their permission. All this is possible with a regular dose of Lemongrass and Basil tea. A Life Coach, a writer, and an educator- I am Namrata Singh, and Four Clover Life is my brand--------------------

Voice of Namrata Singh

Aggrieved, She Presses The Phone To Her Ear, But Hears Only A Dead Silence…

As the bedlam of the morning rush recedes, the hours of wait start to dim, since she last held her child’s mangled body, reduced to a school shooting story that would begin when hers ended forever.

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A Conversation With Myself

It's difficult to find oneself when everyone has a different idea of what it is to be a woman. Sometimes, we just need to listen to ourselves. 

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I Long To Feel Desirable As Menopause Hits, But Feel Only Hot Flashes, Rage, And Loss

As hot flashes occupy all my waking thoughts I curse our cultures that consider desirable and fertile younger women's bodies as more valuable.

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Dear Daughter, What’s An i-Pill Doing In Your School Bag?

Dear daughter, there's a difference between crush and love, but I shall let you know the consequences, and let you make your choice.

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Why Do I Have To Use This Wad Of Cloth, Maa? Why Can’t I Have Pads?

A pad and a bra change the equation of your life and you wonder if growing up is such a big embarrassment, a sinuous trail beyond your capacity to traverse, a virus that gnaws at your childhood.

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Dear MIL, I Am Not You, I Am My Own Person And It’s Time You Accepted That!

Like almost every MIL and DIL, my MIL and I too share a bitter-sweet relationship. But here are a few things I would like her to know.

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It Took Me Ten Minutes To Realise That While I Wanted To Belong Here, I Truly Didn’t!

She stares at me never lowering her gaze. My heels click-clack as I walk to the door and try to remember the name of my small town.

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Mayapuri In The ‘Golden’ 80s and Bois Locker Room In ‘Filthy’ 2020, Have Things Changed AT ALL?

At 17, life presents itself hormonally. And later when it demands money, love is the first thing to go. But sex is big, sex is bigger, sex is the biggest!

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Were My Mother And Wife Saints, Or Sinners?

From my first heartbeat in her womb, she has been my Maa, who was Mudita then? I was curious. Was she my wife's friend? Was she an entity on her own?

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To Be Or Not To Be A Feminist : A Short Story

Feminism is not about hating men but this generation has made it exactly that.

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I Have #NoRegrets About The Regrets That Mark My Journey To Where I Stand Now

#NoRegrets...Like really? This author says that it is not possible to live without regrets. But accepting them brings about gratitude for the life you have made for yourself. 

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The Roads Never End, Madamji!

It is another thing that you do not want to look at the one opening in front of you, that you are not able to gather courage to take that first step, that you are so attached to your previous road that you do not find any other road worth it.

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The Sky Doesn’t Belong Only To Us; It Belongs To Them Too!

Pihu, her 12 year old daughter had inherited her mom’s genes and had turned out to be a painter herself. But Anjani had broken the rules- the rules of social class, creed, caste and much more.

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Great Job, Great Position, Great Salary… What More Do You Want From Life?!

Both came from small towns, Durgapur and Lucknow respectively, and both placed their career chart much above the marriage kundli and the ‘chattis gun’.

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It Is No One’s Choice But Yours

The monkey is not on your back. It is in your head and you are feeding him by giving attention. It would soon paralyze you.

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As An Indian American Mom, How Do I Choose The Right Values While Raising My Kid?

As an Indian American mom, I struggle to teach my daughter the right values, but my parenting has sometimes been questioned.

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Choose Life, Choose Time, Says This Mom To A Son Who Is Going Through Teenage Heartbreak

A mother writes a letter to a teen son who has just experienced heartbreak - it seems like the end of the world. But is it? Asks this mom who talks of her teenage heartbreak.

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Love Is Sometimes At The Wrong Stage, But Commitment Never Goes Out Of Fashion

Commitment never goes out of fashion, and if it does, the world will truly be a sad place to live in, says this short story. Agree/Disagree? 21st February 2018 Dear Vikram, You have finally championed the art of heartburn, so much so that it can burn the world around you. Guess after 10 years, this is […]

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