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Zehra Naqvi is the author of 'The Reluctant Mother: A Story No One Wants To Tell' , published by Hay House India.
Zehra is an independent journalist who has been writing for a decade on gender, literature and socio-political issues. Her articles have been published in Indian Express, Reader's Digest, Outlook, The Wire, The Quint, The Hindu, Financial Chronicle and Child Magazine, among others.
It's a marital problem that is far too common, and needs to be pondered over. An excerpt from The Reluctant Mother: A Story No One Wants To Tell by Zehra Naqvi.
It is ironic that even though traditional societies consider cooking as ‘a woman’s job’, the first right over the food is always supposed to belong to the men.
Hospitals have been reeling under the pandemic. How was healthcare for pregnant women in COVID, especially those dependent on govt hospitals?
IAS officer Saumya Pandey getting her newborn to work is about the need to change workplaces to accommodate the biological needs of women, and make men more accountable.
"I don’t live for others. The witch, remember? I’m the witch. The witch lives for pleasure… and there’s no… pleasure… in my life anymore. There’s no joy. Nothing.”
‘Motherhood makes a woman complete’ is an oft-repeated platitude, but never does one get to hear that ‘fatherhood makes a man complete’.
"Daughters can also be heroic!" is the message the authors Favilli and Cavallo give children and their parents through their book on iconic female heroes.
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