Motherhood is a dilemma . It doesn’t start when you give birth, it starts the day you realise you are a woman . The dilemma to be a mother or not. The dilemma to have kids in the 20s or wait for the 30s or what if you aren’t sure till your 40s. The dilemma... Continue Reading →
मेरा भविष्य !
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 →
Ain’t no sick leave for you mommy!
I have been suffering from a viral illness and it's after effects for the last two weeks which have definitely taken a toll on my life . Though most of the time I spent at my mom's place but the mom guilt never let me be in peace . At one point of time ,... Continue Reading →
The ‘Lifafe’ ki rat race!
When you hit the dawn of adulthood , and marriage knocks on your door , you innocently open to embrace love but what you get is a Pandora's box of endless , senseless and useless rituals and responsibilities which the Indian parent has very carefully passed on from one moronic generation to another . One... Continue Reading →
T.V. is slowly creeping into my toddler’s life and I am struggling !
As C&I turn 20 months old , their vocabulary is increasing by leaps and bounds . They repeat whatever they hear almost immediately and retain most of the new words they are able to familiarise themselves with . With growing speech , their understanding of surroundings is also expanding. They stay in different settings throughout... Continue Reading →
My womb has worked hard enough , it’s time for you to man up and use a condom!
During my undergrad days in medical school we were taught about endless list of contraceptives , their pros and cons , why some work better while some are just in their experimental stage . For listing purposes , the theory was fancy and an ideal contraceptive was a still a dream . However, at that... 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 →
I am THAT woman !
When you form a group with others girls and giggle and laugh, discuss everything from politics to pedicures , and you see a girl sitting away and silently sipping her caffeine dose with her eyes straight into the blank space , ...I am THAT girl. When you are attending a wedding and see a confident... Continue Reading →
When the toddlers took over !
Once upon a time , in a kingdom far far away , there was a king and a queen who lived in a suave white contemporary house in a major metropolis of India. They had sleek interiors , minimalistic and aesthetic furnishings inspired from their recent Mediterranean holiday to Greece and its Aegean blue sea.... Continue Reading →