Kasturi Patra's debut book A Mother's Goodbye is a layered tussle between wishes and reality, and stays with you long after the last page is turned.
It is not wrong if I do not want to marry or have kids - many people have lot of dreams, to do well in their career, to travel, have pets and so on. Having kids demolishes all these dreams for some of us.
The curious case of Malayalam film Sara's over which the church in Kerala has protested, as it supports women's choice of abortion, which is against the church.
A mother isn’t automatically bestowed with answers to every question, or 'motherly' abilities, the moment they become one. Mothers with disability are just as valid.
A 'good' mother has to prioritise everyone over herself, not just her children, else she is considered selfish and not worthy enough.
Feminist parenting is the only thing that will save Indian society from remaining entrenched in a morass of rape culture.
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