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 →
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 →
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 →
Mothers are primary parent of children globally: Ladies, stop defending your husbands !
Does a father know when and how to shift the child from purées to solids? Unless he is a pediatrician himself. Do Men's washrooms in public places have diaper changing tables ? Do fathers make a whatsapp group with fellow school dads to keep themselves updated about the homework? How many times does your husband... 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 →
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 →