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I graduated as an architect and after working for three years decided to be a homemaker and bring up my daughter. I love to travel, read history, paint and now I maitain two blogs http://shomaabhyankar.wordpress.com/ (places to see in India)
http://shomabhagwat.wordpress.com (my poetry and random thoughts)
Seventy And To Hell With It. The title itself shows the bindaas attitude that Shobhaa De shows in most of her writing, though this book is a bit different.
Can a woman devastated by war become an unlikely beacon of hope? Kirthi Jayakumar's book The Doodler of Dimashq tells the story of just such a woman.
One Day We’ll All Be Dead And None Of This Will Matter by Scaachi Koul is a funny take on a growing up brown in Canada, with all the baggage that comes along.
A new SC judgement on marital rape in the case of young girls between 15 and 18, is deeply disheartening. Why does a young girl not have autonomy over her own body?
Maid In India by Tripti Lahiri shines a bright light on the murky world of the live in maid, and the abuse by employers that is common.
Asia's first Human Milk Bank run by Dr Jayashree Mondkar at Sion Hospital, Mumbai, provides for the newborns whose mothers are unable to breastfeed for whatever reason.
Aiming to clear your system of toxins that lead to many chronic illnesses? Look up The Detox Diet by Shonali Sabherwal for easy steps and tips.
An All Women Bike Rally was flagged off across 21 cities in India on March 5th, reports our writer who took part in it herself!
All of us want a healthier life but don’t know where to begin. These books for a healthy lifestyle help in demystifying some truths for a healthy you.
We live in a world where our instinct is to believe that others don’t deserve our trust. A new initiative tries to prove otherwise!
Is raising daughters with freedom enough? When this daughter becomes someone's daughter in law, is she given the same freedom?
Travelling light makes all the difference in the way we enjoy our holiday. A long holiday travel entails packing just the right stuff in one suitcase.
Having periods while travelling can be stressful, with few conveniences in India, but as women, we can help and empower each other.
The country is still as unsafe as it was three years ago. The Nirbhaya Fund seems unutilised. How many more crimes are needed to spur the government to act?
With work creating physical distance between parents and child, family relationships have undergone a change. Accepting reality with positivity might just be the solution.
How do you cope with frequent relocation? Here is an account by a military wife of what it means to be moving homes in the military.
As the Indian Air Force await its first batch of female combat pilots, an ex-lady officer speaks about women in Air Force in India.
A working woman, you want easy menus when house-guests arrive. Here are some hacks to help you plan quick meals in advance.
Mother's Day is just around the corner, a time to think of what our mothers mean to us, and plan our Mother's Day gifts too!
Bitten by travel bug but feeling unsafe going solo? Travel with an all-woman group to experience these safe travel destinations in India.
While being your own boss may initially seem like a lark, it can soon feel like drudgery! Here's why entrepreneurs need a break from routine - to network, learn and grow!
All human beings thrive on a little praise now and then. Why, then, can there not be a little praise for the daughter-in-law? She's human, after all!
We need more men to realise that women too want the 'privilege' of autonomy hitherto accordion only to one gender.
Common marriage problems in India often stem from a lack of trust and openness, and a tendency to hide sexual issues under the carpet.
Where is swayamvara in today's world? Why have we snatched away the tradition and the freedom of choice from women? Maybe, it's time we bring it back.
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