पापा उसे अपना भविष्य बुलाते हैं! क्या दीदी और मैं पापा का भविष्य नहीं बन सकते थे? क्या हम बहनें पापा मम्मी के परिवार को पूरा नहीं कर सकती थीं? जब तक छोटा नहीं आया था , क्यूँ हर Aunty आकर मेरी mummy को लड़का होने का उपाय बताती थीं? मैं चुप चाप सुनती थी... Continue Reading →
A letter to my followers on First Birthday of Friday Night Column.
It's our first birthday today and I had planned so many things that I would like to do when Friday Night Column turns One . But thanks to a hectic work schedule, fluctuating availability of house help and a conference last weekend , I have no special preparations for today . Not that I am... Continue Reading →
This Women’s Day : Draft your own fairytale!
This Women's Day pledge to be uniquely You. Do not let definitions of old world fairytales or new school 'progressive' thought confuse you . Neither you require a prince in shining armour to live your dreams nor you need to shun your soulmate to be a feminist. Neither you have to succumb to society and... Continue Reading →
#PadMan : the real challenge !
Social media is again armed and divided whether the #padmanchallenge is just a promotional gimmick or does it really make an impact . While I think it does both of these , here is the real challenge every man faces in context of the pad . The real challenge for the common man !My kiranewala... Continue Reading →
A Waste Of Intelligence?
Recently read this on Instagram. It is a quote by an Italian writer who uses the pseudonym 'Elena Ferrante' . How alluring does it sound- a pseudonym! It's from her book 'Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay' . I was introduced to this writer by the Hindustan Times Brunch columnist Seema Goswami. She is... Continue Reading →