Sharda Mishra

I am a photographer and an avid reader. I am not a writer but I like to give words to my emotions. I love to cook and hike. I believe in humor and its impact on life.

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9 Reasons Investing In Mutual Funds Is A Fab Strategy For Women To Build Financial Security

Investing in mutual funds can be a great way for even those without any financial knowledge to grow their wealth. Here is why.

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Beyond Expectations: Finding Intimacy with My Mother-in-Law #FridayFuel
Beyond Expectations: Finding Intimacy with My Mother-in-Law #FridayFuel

As the plane touched down on the bustling tarmac of Delhi, a cocktail of anticipation and nerves bubbled within me. This journey was no ordinary visit; it was a pilgrimage of the heart, seeking to knit a bond of intimacy with my mother-in-law that transcended miles, cultures, and perhaps, even silent expectations. In the twenty-three […]

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Story of My and Many Women\'s Financial Journey #Money Management
Story of My and Many Women’s Financial Journey #Money Management

In a bustling metropolis, two women embarked on a financial odyssey that would not only redefine their futures but also illuminate a path for countless others. This is the story of Anjali and Nidhi, whose lives, distinct yet intertwined, became a proof to the power of informed investing through mutual funds.  Like Anjali and Nidhi, […]

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Love Alone Was Not Enough When There Was No Respect Anymore In Our Marriage!

The most painful realization for me was not that these societal norms existed, but that our love, in its most crucial moments, bowed to them.

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A Letter To My Niece #An open letter to India\'s Girl Child
My Dear Niece, It’s Crucial To Establish A Solid Career Before Considering Marriage

Value your heritage, society’s fabric, and your familial traditions, but never let them constrain you. Make your dreams a reality; use your voice.

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I Will NOT Let My Dreams Be Silenced, I Will NOT Be Stopped!

Technical concepts came so naturally to those young workers. It was hard for me. I wanted to prove, not just to the world, but to myself, that I could do this.

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Through Sheer Determination, She Gave The Colour Of Reality To Her Dreams

She realized her dreams, and of many more women, because she defied the village elders.

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Winds of Change #YesIDidIt
Winds of Change #YesIDidIt

Current Time Dharapuram is a small village nestled amid the verdant hills of southern India. Around the corner, change was stirring, but the people were oblivious. The villagers were preparing for the upcoming local elections, a routine event that had always unfolded predictably. Men would run for office, women would vote, yet their voices remained […]

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The Story Of Empowering Women in Indian Politics
The Story Of Empowering Women in Indian Politics

Women’s Reservation Bill: A Tale of Triumph Once upon a recent time in India, a transformative bill was born – the Women’s Reservation Bill. It wasn’t just any legislative document; it was the harbinger of a new era in Indian politics, a beacon of hope for millions of women. The Dawn of Change Our story […]

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Embracing All Seasons #A career after marriage.
Embracing All Seasons #A career after marriage.

At the tender age of eleven, I experienced my first seizure. My life took a dramatic turn. The onset was abrupt and shrouded in mystery. I awoke feeling drained, my head pounding with pain. My usual zest for play, and the outdoors evaporated. Even school, a place I once approached with eagerness, now felt like […]

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Why Did My Love For Cricket Surprise My Husband?

My husband looked as shocked as if I'd suggested he wear pink to a football match. "Are you really into cricket, or are you just here to ogle the dashing players?" he joked.

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Today, We Don’t Just Pray To Goddess Lakshmi, We Must Learn How To Handle Money!

Her husband kept her away from all finances, and she felt it was 'protective' of him. But now that he was gone, how was she to understand any of it?

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Adopting Her Little Cousin Was Like A Homecoming For Both Of Them!

Every child deserves to feel wanted, to be the main character in someone’s life, not a footnote. Adoption can often be just that.

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This Diwali, Let’s Clean Away Cobwebs Of Expectations And The Dust Of ‘Log Kya Kahenge’…

The burdens that patriarchy places on women to be the 'good Indian woman' are heavy... time to deep clean them away from our lives?

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The Efficiency Ethos #Long Hours Spent At Work
Long Hours At Work… Are Extra, Not A Measure Of My Commitment!

“We’re in the business of innovation,” she said, “yet we cling to outdated notions that long hours equal hard work. I refuse to accept that. And I believe we all deserve better.”

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Weaving The Threads of Aspiration #International Day of the Girl Child
Weaving The Threads of Aspiration #International Day of the Girl Child

In the heart of the historic capital, Washington DC, I stood next to the enduring, unyielding sculpture of women’s strength – the Rosie the Riveter Marker. On American Way, just east of Waterfront Street, the marker serves as a beacon of historical significance, evoking the spirit of a generation. Rosie, emblematic of the countless women […]

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I Was Always Good At What I Did, You Just Never Saw It!

The job hunt was a gauntlet of soul-crushing rejections. Each "No" landed like a punch, but Kashish stood her ground, unyielding.

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The Day She Stopped Being The Good Girl

Always the good girl, Anisha dared to break free this time, and did something unthinkable. Will her colleagues and her bosses accept the new Anisha?

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A Small Step In Breaking Down The Walls Of Indifference

Mira is the solo female engineer on the site. With a lack of washrooms and basic empathy, how will she navigate the male-dominated space during her period?

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The Coding Marigold: Blooming Beyond Bias #CelebrateTheRainbow
I’m A Proficient Employee Who Happens To Be A Transwoman, So Why The Discrimination?

The management could no longer feign ignorance. The transformation began. Sensitization sessions were organized. Her manager was held accountable for her behaviour. The atmosphere started shifting from tolerance to acceptance.

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She HAD To Stop Uncle Brajesh Before He Picked Up Her Little Cousin Anu…

Everyone settled down in their seats. By some chance, I ended up sitting with Uncle Brajesh. The fateful night of my life for which I've always curse myself for being so ignorant, so naive, and so childish.

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My Husband Is Ashamed Of Me In Front Of His NRI Friends…

All I did was keep jotting down my feelings in my green diary. They were my true inner sadness, stories after stories of my loneliness—unhinged, untarnished and unfabricated.

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Change Of Perspective On Menstruation

Growing up can be a scary experience for girls due to societal expectations and social pressures. It is important to acknowledge them and gives girls hope.

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When A Regular Monday Afternoon Turned Into A Poop Reality Show For 2 Sisters And Their Mum!

Both the sisters are in the car, chatting happily, laughing and giggling so fondly like they've seen each other after ages. But it soon they would be each other's enemies!

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