Category Archives: Strength of a Woman

The Number Nine

Kismat was born a month early, as if she was in a hurry to accomplish all the things she had set out to do. Her mother, Sita, was just visiting the clinic for a regular checkup when the nurse told … Continue reading

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Goodness Grief

            There’s a scene from FRIENDS that particularly touches a chord. Phoebe is convinced that a lost cat has taken on the spirit of her deceased mother. As silly as the premise is, Phoebe is … 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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Brace Yourselves, a Feminazi is Coming

Some folks out there have this stereotypical notion of a feminist as some man-hating species. In their heads, we have the demeanor of a Goddess Kali, the butch haircut of an Anushka Sharma from PK, and our WMD (weapon of … 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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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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The Forgiveness Project

It is a region consistently ranked high on happiness indexes, boasting of year long summers, and a lifestyle that would paralyze the East Coast in its calmness. That such a place could house any patients to treat unhappiness would be … Continue reading

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“Thank You” for the Insult

I had my epiphany about braving insults when I visited India over the winter break in 2010. During my junior year of college, I had gained some weight and developed blemishes on my face owing to a poor diet. Today, … Continue reading

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