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How Was Your Vacation? No Sir, Maternity Leave Is My Human Right!

I would like to call it as a malicious and inhuman joke when someone addresses maternity leave as a vacation or break. Even though I was a doctor with lot of knowledge about mother and child care, when it came to pragmatic reality, I realized that it was not my cup of tea.

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Before Buying That Pair Of Heels, Ask — Does It Make Me Feel Good Or Look Good?
Before Buying That Pair Of Heels, Ask — Does It Make Me Feel Good Or Look Good?

All hell will break loose if a matching necklace and a pair of danglers goes missing. Their critical eyes will look at you and gauge the amount of your mascara, lip lines, lip shades, lipsticks, eyeliners… or the lack of them.

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Gender Neutrality — How My Mother and Grandmother Raised Me
Gender Neutrality

As we were growing up, sometimes I would be in the kitchen as my mom would not be well. She used to send my brothers into the kitchen, "Go and help her, and you also cook, no point sitting in the room and watching TV."

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A Car Is A Companion That Offers Safe Space — Driving Is Empowering
Driving is Empowering

My mother was the first driver in the household. Whispers of shock, awe and surprise had gone around in our middle-class neighbour when my mother first drove in with a red Maruti Suzuki 800.

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Is Sologamy Asexuality’s Answer To Comphet — Happily Ever After

Nisha, my friend, broke up with her boyfriend. She was devastated. While I tried to comfort her, I often wondered about the futility of love and relationships with the opposite sex.

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Story Of The Water And Jelly Siblings: A Walk To Remember

Their walk was almost always on a circular route around their own white house. A house that waited for them always. Where those who had raised them, prayed for their safe return all the time, each day. But even before they could turn left, things took a grotesque turn.

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