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A Social Media Content Writer by profession. A writer by heart. A genuine foodie. Simple by nature. Love to read, create paintings and cook. Have impossible dreams. At the moment, engaged in making those dreams come true.
My husband never wanted me to have a personal life. He never socialised with the friends that I had. But I did. I accommodated his friends, their family.
Everyone treated her like a second-class citizen, not in words, but in action. One day, her younger son said, ‘Mama, don’t disturb me, go cook.’
Women adjust around people, rules, peer pressure, cutting off any remnant of dreams that might fill their soul because the world has been like that always.
What comes to your mind when i say ‘A fifty-year-old Woman?’ Mostly a well-rounded, motherly woman who has seen much of life. Her life revolves around keeping the home running. She’s softly rounded and has a large round waist with clothes that are simple. Most people I have asked has given me a similar answer. […]
A cat needs to be a cat and blossom to its fullest. A flower needs to be a flower and blossom to its fullest. Humans need to be human and blossom to their fullest.
Love cannot be bought. If it’s there it’s there, if it isn’t it isn’t. Same way, you cannot make someone unlike a person. The heart has its own way. Anything else comes across as pretentious. I have been thinking about a lot of things ever since a coffee meet-up with my badass friend. She’s wild, […]
When I was in school, I used to read a lot of ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul. My young mind grasped the empathy in those pages like any influential mind would. One day I read a story about a woman who had bought a beautiful red dress to wear it on a special occasion. Months […]
Nature heals. The sun energised us. The rain cleanses our aura. The trees and grounding on earth aligns us and de-stresses us. Did you know that grounding increased heart health, decreased stress and inflammation? You and me? We are nature. Why do you then seek happiness and wellness outside where you belong? The colourful hues […]
When they are handed dolls or told princess stories, girls are made to believe that they can just be damsels in distress waiting for their hero to rescue them. And this idea is so limiting!
My daughter is currently smitten by Elsa from Frozen. Watching the movie together one day, she asked me, ‘Mama, what is my superpower?’ I looked at that hopeful face and said,’ anything that your soul desires to express and anything that you find joy in doing, is your superpower.’ Wow! She exclaimed. Superpower. Everyone has […]
For me, love has always been a safe space. A space where you can be you. Where you can bare your freckles, stretch marks, your insecurities, name anything and still be accepted for who you are.
Emotional abuse starts slow. A little jealousy, a little control, a little fight that goes out of control until you are down to a situation where you end up on your knees!
I thought of women who are in marriages where they are emotionally, mentally and financially dependent on their husbands. Do they even have a say in things?
I love books. Growing up, I was surrounded by books. Everyone in my family had a habit of reading and I being the youngest quickly picked up this habit. I love the small of coffee, tea, petrol and books. If you ever see me in a book store, you will find me sniffing every book […]
My doctor father bought me sanitary napkins for me from the pharmacy, but it was always my mother who handed it over to me!
Have you ever felt your body stiffening around someone who has constantly belittled and emotionally abused you? It’s the body’s way of protecting itself from the abuser, the stress.
It never occurred to me that I was taking in more in my plate than I can afford to —every morning I had to decide the week's menu, getting groceries, cooking three times a day, doing schoolwork, pick and drop from school if and when required! And doing laundry, doing dishes, taking my child to play dates and more!
We are all caught up within our own world of comfort, always wanting for more. But sometimes, some people show us our place by their mere simplicity.
An old fast food seller, featured in Netflix's Street Food Asia, changed my life and perception of happiness - a life without consumerism and expectations.
You violate your soul when you put up with people who devalue and disrespect you, when you say yes even if you want to shout out NO!
Jennifer Lopez's documentary, Halftime, on Netflix reveals the real hustle, hard work, and passion that lies behind her glamour and glitz.
She looked back at her life. All those love that she had put into the one thing she valued the most, her family, never meant a thing to him.
Relationships are now just confined to emojis. Also, I find it very strange that people at workplace are your besties, until you change office. After that you are just a contact. And I find these relationships so empty.
She is a mother, but she needs to be mothered too....It's hard to always be the rock, when you need support too~
An article on an all women tour somewhere won’t evoke great interest, but there might be women who never thought what they are capable of, which can change the pattern of their thinking.
Having fun and doing what you love is a blessing and it definitely boosts your self love quotient, but self love is much deeper than this.
Dear Fellow Women: Do not miss taking care of yourself because someone else needs you more.
Have you ever come across posts where stray dogs are rescued and there are before and after pics? It's amazing to see the transformation that a little love and care brings about in them. The same applies to humans.
Do you take down a post if it does not get enough likes? Do you change your opinions, or your personality for likes? If yes, give yourself a break from social media.
Loneliness in itself is not that bad. It's the self-pity and the perfect lives splashed across social media that makes the feeling worse!
Life seems better and a lot easier with a friend by your side, but are friendships forever.
I was so startled by the wisdom in her answer. The realization was at once liberating and also heart breaking.
When I look back sometimes I wish that I did read this novel sooner. If you still have not, do get your hands on it. Anne Shirley Cuthbert is an acquaintance that you would like to make.
We are forced to put on a face, abide by rules of society to be valid members, judged for what can be seen... so we silence, and hide who we are. The root of our troubles...
Aimlessly browsing through news, articles on the internet is very common. But do we realise how our perspectives change with this behaviour?
Has it ever happened to you, that you felt strongly about some thing but decided to believe in your logical mind instead of your intuition and failed miserably?
In a superficial world where bodies are so heavily judged, we must discover that we are so much more than just our physical appearances.
A whiff of a familiar smell can magically transport one to times that now exist in one's memories.
Ever wondered how we live in ‘small boxes’ that are made up of judgmental voices of the society? Did you ever realize that you are in fact living in a box?
I spent a lot of time trying to find happiness through love. In the process, I forgot myself. That's when I realised I needed boundaries.
The voice in our head that constantly rips us of our peace of mind, whose voice is it? It took me a long time to understand that the voice in our head is not who we are.
The Covid-19 pandemic has affected all lives, from the underprivileged to privileged. Some more than others. Surviving 2020 has not been easy. The need for empathy and kindness became stark.
Being an adult comes with the responsibility of taking care of ourselves, playing the grown up role and always being the rock. But is it really possible?
It’s okay to accept that we are vulnerable at times and going on despite it, is what makes us human.
It has been my experience that depression seems like a choice that only the privileged can make. This is why I say so.
It's important to remove the voices of patriarchy from our minds. People have changed, but it will be long before patriarchial systems evolve.
I was always in control, trying to keep things prim and proper when I realised I needed a break. And letting go was precisely what I needed!
Marriage is often a blessing, it comes with its own set of issues. But to find nirvana in your marriage, here are some issues with solutions.
How much have other people's opinion shaped you? How far will you let them affect the way you live your life?
Why are all the princesses in fairy tales so dependent on the men? Isn't it time to change the narrative and have empowered princesses?
Every cloud has a silver lining. Read about how I found mine in the middle of a pandemic.
Being rude or even cruel just because we are a family is a strangely accepted norm. These are the roots of emotional violence.
We all love talking, but do we really listen? From now on let's listen when people talk to us and not merely hear them, it makes a difference
I had never done household chores till the pandemic forced me to, this is how I made the best out of my situation!
A lot of people aren't even aware there is a problem with them emotionally. This is mostly because we live in a society that always puts self care last.
In our family, my father lived by example, that the concept of 'gender roles' were irrelevant.
Instil in your child, the awareness of being unique and holding on to that uniqueness no matter what the judgement. Let them do things in their own unique way!
Discipling a toddler may not be the easiest thing in the world. However, using anger to do so will only hurt them emotionally, as this mom learnt.
Actress Laura Cleary is a parenting inspiration to combat negativity and make the best out of every bad situation.
Have you ever seen a child love? They do not bother to even ask the name of a person or thing they chose to love.
That day, watching my daughter I felt a strong urge to relive the moments that I had felt in my childhood. So I sat on the swing next to her.
When a moment of loneliness really hurt, this loner realised the importance of creating the community you truly want to have.
Sometimes, some relations in your life are merely there due to the tag they hold. What if you decide to not let the tags define these and just let them go?
Going through a challenging transition, my best friend reminded me - that living one day at a time helps us deeply experience the present - and prepare for the future.
The author attended a mental health seminar that made her introspect about the people in her life. Here are the people who just might be toxic for you!
Emulating others is simply living someone else's life as yours. Now, why would anyone in their right mind want to do that?
Being an extroverted person, I was very active on social media, constantly updating my status, and looking at every notification... until a cousin challenged me to get off it for a month.
I feel a deep longing in my heart. But I have never been able to name this longing. Is there a user manual for the best way to live this gift?
If someone doesn't like your work, it does not mean that you are not good enough. Just that the person has different preferences. Never give up.
Are you constantly feeling the need to be perfect? Do you find yourself stretching all the time? Stop: You need to read this.
Do not wait for a 'suitable time' to do your bit for the good. Find out what can be done around you, and begin doing it. Make the world better just by doing this little thing.
The housekeeper in my childhood home, Sompa, had many responsibilities and worries, but that did not stop her living life to the full and laughing in its face!
Heal yourself by learning to love yourself despite a broken heart. Confused where and how to begin the path to self love? We have some tips!
My grandmother's advice to me when I left my sleepy town to come to the big bad city has always stood by me. Passing it on to all of you!
Why does the love in a marriage die? Why do marriages in which love still exists get broken? Is love an illusion, or is it reality?
Why should cooking and housework be considered the domain of women? The world has moved ahead of these stereotypes, and so should we!
Becoming a mom changes so many things in a woman's life that she learns many new things about herself. A personal account.
Celebrations once meant huddling over delicious home cooked food. Now it is the culture of unhealthy packaged food, take-aways and home deliveries.
Being the best version of yourself is the only way to be - emulating others supposed to be cool never works!
I was always a fiercely independent and hardheaded woman. But being pregnant changed all that in unexpected ways, teaching me so much.
Step out of your comfort zone and do what you really want to do. It's time to take charge.
Should one always 'act one's age'? Or do you believe that age is just a number that has nothing to do with how and what you are?
We often feel the need to explain our decisions and actions. Do we really need to? Couldn't being unapologetically ourself make us happier?
Why do some friends stay and others just fade away? In this piece Priyanka, tries to find an answer.
Why give up? As A Woman, What Remains If You Give Yourself Up? Ask Yourself Some Hard Questions Before 'Settling'
Is fulfillment a part of your life? Are you happy with what you do? Maybe it's time, you sit with yourself and answer these questions to yourself.
We live in a digitized world, a world we are all connected with. But are we connected with the people we live with? Here's what the writer thinks.
Why you should love yourself first? Here is why!
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