On International Women’s Day. it’s time to ask if we’ve really taken enough steps ahead. Read some thought-provoking pieces here!

Ramya Iyer

Ramya is exploring the strength of stories, with a belief that stories help us learn and grow and motivate us to live joyous and more fulfilled lives. She is working on a platform of stories called The Bright Lamp (https://www.facebook.com/thebrightlamp) through which she envisions doing her part in motivating others. Her storytelling journey can be followed at 'The Bright Lamp Storytells' (https://www.facebook.com/thebrightlampstorytells). She is rediscovering life through her twin children with a new vigour. Trying to live a fulfilling life one breath, one step, one day at a time.

Voice of Ramya Iyer

She Finally Realised That The Gulmohar Tree Had Always Been There…

“I know they’re right and you, my friend, are right too, there’s magic, I just needed to believe and look for it. I’ll see you soon!”

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Finding Place For You, My Pain

Endometriosis: A good part of my life I've spent with you, and spent fearing you. But is that it? 

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Dear Amma, We Are Proud Of You For Taking Care Of The Sick At The Hospital But We Miss You!

I wish that everyone who is not at home, is back home soon too. And I will come back to you. When you're back, can we go and see the flamingos Amma?

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I Wish I’d Known You Better, But I Accept You Wholeheartedly, My Paati

A woman remembers her dear grandmother, whom she knew as brave and strict, but who was also vulnerable and complex in ways that were hard to understand back then.

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A Letter To Open Our Minds In Responding To Others’ Pain

Whether you are family, a friend, or a stranger who comes in contact with someone’s pain, it's important to learn to respond to pain in an empathetic manner.

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How I Teach Gender Equality To My 3 Year Old Twins, A Girl And A Boy

As parents, we make sure we model and teach gender equality to our twins, a boy and a girl, who are being bombarded with sexist messages from society.

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Dr. Rukhmabai Raut: The 19th Century Child Bride Who Fought To Become A Doctor

Today is the birth anniversary of Dr. Rukhmabai Raut. If you’ve seen the Google Doodle today, it pays a beautiful ode to India’s first practicing woman doctor.

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