Category Archives: Self-empowerment

The Pendulum Motion of Mommyhood – Toddler Diaries

Giving birth is like taking the biggest poop of your life. Speaking of poop, my toddler yells “mumma” the moment I step into the washroom for my morning rituals and keeps knocking until I don’t come out. If this isn’t … Continue reading

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Havan & Heavan

Bhatt Uncle had eaten more than his share of pooris for breakfast and his wife’s anaar daana pills did little to contain his flatulence. Seema Aunty expelled her own fuel of criticisms about the choice of clothing of the others … Continue reading

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A Simple Guide on Going to a Club as a Woman

Note: These tips are listed from the viewpoint of an Indian woman but they may apply to women in any part of the world. If you live with your parents, make sure you have a ready blueprint of your home … Continue reading

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Five Significant Ways Feminism Helps Men

Patriarchy or matriarchy – both are oppressive systems of thinking. Freedom of all members is the ultimate goal. Feminism is often talked in reference to women. But many don’t realize that the movement plays a significant role in helping men … Continue reading

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Common Phrases Heard by Indian Women of Marriageable Age

Below are real quotes that I or my girlfriends have been witness to. “Marry because the boy’s family is well-off” I once met an aunty who repeatedly told my mom about how many plots of land they own in Delhi. And … Continue reading

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Rape and Cinema

The titillating rape scene in the 1994 movie – Mohra still shakes me to the core. A bunch of vile men at a college scheme to rape a fellow student by inviting her to a party. That morning, she convinces … Continue reading

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My Lovely Lady Lumps

It was not love at first sight. Even after many sights, no love ever materialized between Sukanya and Mahesh. When he was hospitalized for a minor surgery of his heart, Sukanya tended to his needs with affection. Still, his mended … Continue reading

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Let Go of your Wrongs and Just Write

Writing is not as methodical as science, nor does it produce universally proof-based results as math but it is integral to both. Courses on writing can help to improve the structure and strength of a prose, but the ultimate inspiration … Continue reading

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The Myth of the Superhero Mom

This past week, I had an early meeting for which I had to leave my place by 7am. My mom is usually up by 6am but I let her know in advance that I would not have time for breakfast. When … Continue reading

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Why I Can’t Wait to Get Married

The greatest concern Indian society can have for a woman, from the onset of her embryonic development, is her marriage. The mere mention of the “m” word is like as an impending threat to enjoy your life before relatives bid you … Continue reading

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