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veenashankarkunnath511

Doctor, ambivert. Her voice stutters; her pen doesn't .

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To The ‘Boy’ Who Expected My Parents’ Money In The Name Of Marriage

Despite it being outlawed, people still expect dowry, sometimes in the form of 'wedding expenditure' and 'gifts for your daughter'. A daughter speaks up against it.

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Hush!

A poignant poem wherein the poet tells 'the mind' which often plays havoc with one, to simply 'hush'.

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A Place Where My Forgotten Dreams Reside

Stress can be a real monster that sucks everything from your life, but letting the light in can guide you to a place of peace, freedom, and dreams.

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Why Sabarimala Doesn’t Matter To The Average Indian Woman

For most women in India, Sabarimala or the right to enter this temple is a non-issue, grappling as we are with threats against our safety and dignity in our everyday lives.

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A Handy Checklist Of Do’s & Don’ts If Someone Trusts You With Their #MeToo Story

If somebody tells you their #MeToo story, it's likely that it is the first time they are speaking about it. Here's what NOT to do when they are speaking.

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Why Entitled Men Who Indulge In Toxic Behaviour Need To Be Called Out

“Boys will be boys”. This is a phrase I have grown up with, every single day of my life. But in my life, I have found that all men do not behave this way. “Boys will be boys” “You shouldn’t show skin, because boys will be boys.” “He cheated on her. He is a boy […]

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Because Her Friends Had Not Forgotten To Listen To Her

The decision to not to tell them about her teacher who was taking advantage of her was automatic- her parents had enough in their plate already.

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Death

Among all the uncertainties, all the ambiguities and all the pretences, there is always someone certain, solid and genuine. Find out...

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To The Boy Who Wanted To See My Scars. And Flinched. #LettersToMyEx

Great loves are supposed to be about baring your heart and soul to each other. But what happens when one person can't take the very sight of the scars?

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breastfeeding new mom
Feeding Your Little Human? Here’s Everything You Need To Know As A Breastfeeding New Mom

You have just recently given birth to your baby after all that anticipation for 9 months, and are a breastfeeding new mom. Here's all you need to know.

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what we really need
Don’t Ever Call Me India’s Daughter. You’ve No Idea What That Means – You Are Not A Good Parent!

As an Indian woman, I am not safe in my own country. We are living life in a nightmare, when the powers that be have no clue what we really need.

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marriage market hypocrisy
How An ‘Empowered’ Woman Can Be Duped By The Marriage Market Hypocrisy

Going in for an arranged marriage? Beware this marriage market hypocrisy (that can surface in 'love' marriages too!) that can lull yourself into conforming.

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the armour
The Armour

#Poetry. Pain can leave you scarred forever, and you build an armour around your heart, scared of being judged. But maybe you'll meet the one who will love you as you are.

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a book and its reader
When A Book Is Like A Lover Who Speaks To Your Soul And Nourishes It

For an inveterate reader, every book read is like a secret love affair, one that is only between a book and its reader, that cannot be replicated.

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I Stutter… In A Voice Of My Own!

#Poetry. The poet speaks about her stutter, for which she is shamed. But unlike many others, "I dare to speak", she says.

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