Soul centric and free spirited all the while living life through travel and adrenaline junkie activities. Counselling Psychologist and Educator by vocation. And a life and laughter enthusiast by heart. Usually found daydreaming about her next trip, with books scattered around and a bottomless coffee mug! When not writing, can be found clicking pictures of the less obvious or forgotten parts of cities around the world. A life journey dictated by Rumi’s philosophy, joy of giving, unconditional acceptance and empathy and hope for humanity.
Published in 'Kunti’s Confessions & Other Short Stories' - 15 Exciting Stories Inspired By India's Best Women Authors. Founder of Global Stories Initiative - 'Women in the Arts' and Thrivers Web India - A community for mental health support.
Fashion designer, fitness enthusiast, and mother of a toddler, Shweta Verma speaks of the choice she was given between ending the pregnancy and going ahead with high risk to both her and the baby, and her motherhood journey.
Rakshanda Jalil and Debjani Sengupta bring us a rich collection of stories by women writers, from the three countries of the subcontinent that were once one, rooted in the reality of its women.
Mardaani 2 will leave you moved, says the author, discussing how the movie is rooted in the anger many of us women feel today.
Speaking openly about her life, her choices, and her challenges, Sushmita Sen comes across as a very accessible woman just like you and me, despite her celebrity status.
Finally mainstream cinema, or rather Bollywood has decided to turn its head towards love stories that are far more representative of the general public than the stereotypical ‘boy meets girl’ concept.
Education in India is nowhere near global levels, and certainly not the crucial primary education. On the International Day of Education today, 24th January, we look at what needs to be done.
Hannah Gadsby's comedy show Nanette can be healing for Indian women who have always faced sexism, and scarred by it. A must watch.
Sunny Leone is trolled for her biopic 'Karenjit Kaur' just because she is a woman, while we find the escapades of 'Sanju', the man-child, endearing. This unmasks our double standards.
Focused on raising awareness about organic and healthy living for women, Abigail Terrien shares the story of how her blog is making a difference.
A thought provoking poem which points out that we are told so many things from the time we are born as women. But, who hears our side of the story?
The 'urban poor lifestyle' is a new phenomenon that has inflicted today's millennials who are under constant pressure to live a lavish lifestyle despite being in debts later.
The much awaited film 'Veere Di Wedding' released, garnering a series of mixed reviews. Read this one, which says that despite being a chick-flick the movie does stand out.
Manisha Koirala. A known name and face in India. She had a turning point in life when she was diagnosed and treated for cancer. A look at her inspiring TED Talk.
A platform to place mental health over everything else, and enable us all to support each other, The Artidote uses art in interesting and positive ways. Read on!
Rani Mukherjee's Naina Mathur (who suffers from Tourette's syndrome) imparts essential lessons on being better human beings and teachers, in Hichki.
The #ToughMom advertisement peddles regressive ideas under the veneer of a progressive tagline. Here are 6 grave problems that I had with this ad.
Popular media's silence around Papon's molestation of an 11-year-old is shameful. We cannot defend child abusers under the pretext of their celebrityhood!
A recent documentary screening in Delhi featured women who have experienced child sexual abuse. Their healing journey contains lessons for all of us.
Some relationships don't follow the 'happily ever after into the sunset' pattern, but they are no less a love for that. Here's to exes who stay friends!
This Is Us has impressed viewers worldwide and for good reasons. Everyone will connect with this TV show at some level or the other. Read on to know why!
I know my truth but have been keeping it to myself all these years. I’m just not sure whether my mother would understand and let me live the life I see for myself.
Where are we going as a society when we have kids committing crimes against other kids? Is there something parents and teachers can do differently?
“If you can’t support us, don’t stop us either” – young women have a very clear message for society.
A grieving person needs to take their time for coping with loss when a loved one has passed away. How do you support them in these trying times?
The judging of women for their clothes, choices and everything else only proves that the world needs more people who are happy with themselves.
"Indira was an extraordinary woman," says Sagarika Ghose at the launch of her new book on Indira Gandhi, a book that is sure to make waves.
Aastha Bahl's pet fashion label is all about her love for animals - combined with a knacky fashion sense and knowledge. Pet lovers, take note!
With board exams results coming out for one board after another, it really is time to remind yourself - your child is a person with dreams beyond her marksheet.
The symptoms of depression are often brushed off as 'just a low phase' - if a friend is depressed, let them know you are there to listen, rather than brushing it aside.
Women are called the weaker sex and judged harshly if we ever display our emotions. What people forget is the many, many times women bite down and stay unruffled.
There is nothing that makes my heart sings more than when I see children happy. And more so when people come together to ensure a smile on kids’ faces.
How many establishments have we seen displaying a board, XYZ and Daughters? This Nayi Soch ad by by StarPlus is a welcome change indeed.
Dangal actor Zaira Wasim is facing an outpouring of hate on social media, showing yet again, that we simply cannot bear girls enjoying the limelight.
Have book, will publish! Self-publishing is a great way to get your book out. Learn more here on what to do when it comes to self publishing in India.
Locker room talk. Think Indian women are not capable of it? Just talk to women at Indian weddings, and you'll find out they sure are!
Then there are some movies that you carry home long after they are over. For me, Kahaani 2 was one such movie which brought to light an issue so integral in our society, the mere thought of which makes us all cringe. (Warning – spoilers ahead) Vidya Balan’s presence on screen is powerful without seeming […]
The Dear Zindagi plot has therapy as an integral part of it. But how realistic is the depiction of therapy? Let's find out!
An interview with Tulika Kedia, one of the lone crusaders in the preservation of the indigenous tribal arts in India, through her initiative - the Must Art Gallery.
So do you find yourself envious of, or judging those (especially women) who travel a lot? Here is an inveterate traveller breaking the myths about travellers.
Being a teacher and interacting with my students helped me be positive and deal with my demons.
Why should a woman eating out alone be looked at with suspicion? As an aberration? As some thing to be wary about? As a Scarlet Woman?
Elizabeth Gilbert's Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear explores the magic of creativity in everyday life without being preachy or boring!
Neatness, tidiness, is a good virtue. But what when it becomes an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)? How do you handle it?
A mother writes a letter to her son, recounting the stories of sexual harassment she faced while young. She talks of the incident she was in a cab with 7 men.
We all feel the need to get away from the bustle of our everyday lives to re-connect with ourselves. Here's why offbeat getaways are such a fantastic idea!
In this winning entry of December Book Talk writing theme, Sonali Dyal writes beautifully on how reading transformed her life.
Our parents, Our heroes: Parents are often the closest ones thing we have to heroes. It just takes us time to realise that.
What is concealed depression? Could a friend or loved one be suffering from it? How can we help?
Romantic relationships are not rocket science. All it takes is being thoughtful, making an effort, and keeping your expectations in mind, says this post.
Here's a warm story about rising from the ashes to find love - within yourself.
Of what good is judgement? Here is an open letter to 'well-meaning' aunties, that calls us out on our double standards.
Stop making excuses about how busy you are! Here are ten simple ideas for 'me-time' - to help you fall in love with yourself.
A woman's best friends are her fortress, her fun, and her family. Here's an ode to best friends. Do you see your friends here, too?
We're often shackled by our own fears. This introspective post suggests that being honest to yourself is the first step to freedom from fear.
Marital rape makes victims out of millions every day. Refuse to be a victim and reclaim yourself, says this chilling story.
Today, our writer Sonal extends her gratitude to the men who make her life wonderful in various little ways. Do you see these men in your life, too?
The Secret Wish List by Preeti Shenoy is an engaging tale about following your heart while navigating friendships, true love, and parental expectations.
We call men who refuse to commit "jerks". But, do we show ourselves the mirror? Thoughts on love and commitment after the season finale of How I Met Your Mother.
Having struggled to come into my own and be happy with the person I am took time, effort and patience. Thank you Women's Web, for bringing out the writer in me.
When so-called women 'Leaders' in India excel at victim blaming and point fingers at rape victims, can we hope for better from men?
A video Bol by Pooja Batura Pathak, a Mumbai Based film maker has a heart wrenching message about the plight of women in India.
The human heart has a volition all its own, a weakness all its own. What does the mind do when the heart wants the undesirable?
How did you start this year? Sharing the lessons learnt earlier this year at the Jaipur Lit Fest
Why ridicule couples celebrating Valentine's Day? Love in any form it may be, is never overrated.
The experience of four women at work, finding and cherishing a rare friendship that will stay over time.
Love marriage vs. Arranged marriage: Most Indian women at a certain age find themselves facing a choice. Which marriage works better?
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