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 →
The Elephant in The Room – That No one Wants To See
'Unprecedented'... one of the most used words on the internet after the coronavirus pandemic hit the world . The Covid-19 pandemic has shook us like no other event in our lifetimes. People born after 1950s have hardly seen anything like this which has uprooted all possible notions that we held. In these 70 years ,... Continue Reading →
To the mother with a child in your lap!
I gape Wide eyed At the dancing steps. How happy, How jovial, The young and the old. Swaying and chuckling At the party . While I sit , With my baby In the lap. My feet longing to dance , My heart waiting to break free. But , wait , Dear heart, Keep patience. Coz... 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 →
Innocent mistakes of Newly Weds
If I can recall it with some amount of accuracy , it took me nearly a year to get over my 'newly-wed' hangover and rightfully so. I was , am and will always be a tomboy. But for that short interim period I think I was a confused newly wed Punjabi with her red sparkling... Continue Reading →
How this one small change helped me conquer my anxiety
Anxiety has always been my mortal enemy, chasing my mind day in and day out, for the longest time I can remember. My Brain Is My Enemy. -Anonymous I have my two close aids, my mom and my husband , whom I pester when facing a major change, as it is usually the stressor which... 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 →