With two post-graduate degrees and eight years of corporate experience, I quit my banking job to become a writer. I pen down my opinion on food, travel, movies, parenting, personal journeys, social issues and publish short stories on my blog soniasmusings.com.
I have recently authored a Detective mystery book 'Deal of Death' that was launched as part of the Blogchatter e-book carnival.
How often have we heard that women are not safe in India? That they need to be 'protected'? This is exactly what it means to be a woman in India today.
Working women in India may take a career break owing to maternity, child-care, or other issues. That does not make them any less capable or committed!
Every third woman in India is victim of domestic abuse, but so many of the domestic abuse survivors, even among, educated women, suffer in silence.
Till the time her mother-in-law was alive, she had carried out her duties with diligence. But she had promised to be a better mother-in-law for her future daughter-in-law.
It is always most difficult to name and shame someone who is well-known to you: in a very personal post, Sonia Chatterjee writes about the sexual harassment she had faced as a child from a family friend.
In the name of search, women are groped and molested. Even lactating mothers are not spared. They are told to prove about breastfeeding their toddlers by baring their breasts.
Contrary to the perception that nothing could be easier for a new mom (and baby), this mom had a tough journey with breastfeeding, but managed it with love and support from the family.
Some people fault the #MeToo campaign for not doing enough, but it is the first step to a world where we can say, #NotMe when it comes to sexual harassment.
An unruly mob had already caught sight of the bus and were approaching it with fire in their hands. The bus was to be set ablaze. Not a single person should escape.
Some hard hitting news shook our collect consciousness and unveiled the dirtiness of yellow journalism in India. Let's pause and reflect.
Padman movie review: With good acting and a relevant subject, Padman is a good effort, though fewer 'filmy' elements could have helped make it even better.
We first met as teenagers, but weren't very good friends, and it took us 3 cities, 2 failed relationships, and almost a decade before we realised we are soulmates.
A career journey may not always be linear from entering a company to becoming CEO; here's a candid personal account of moving from banker to blogger!
Breaking gender stereotypes is not always about grand gestures; sometimes, its as simple as who loves to cook at home and what your toddler plays with.
A Death In The Gunj by Konkona Sen Sharma is one movie that took me a whole week to come out of its magical spell to focus on writing the review instead.
Movies like Padman and people like A. Murugananthan need to be commended for helping make menstruation just another 'normal' topic.
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