Nidhi was reminiscing at the picture of her and Nalin as children playing with balloons. The vibrant colours contrasted with the dull thought in her mind. The night before, Nalin had proposed marriage and she had revealed to him her childhood trauma from abuse. It had left her incapable of ever having children. … Read More Will you marry me?
Shiela clicked the picture of kids playing with balloons for a reputed magazine. The youngest girl in the group, about 10 years old, caught her attention. Shiela thought of herself at that tender age. She was viewed as a liability by her poor parents and married off to an old widower. But Shiela had fled… Read More The girl who wrote her own destiny
A journey starting in a remote Indian village had brought Shakti to the land of opportunities. She was to deliver a lecture in the US on how technology could be used in agriculture and the youth can be motivated to farm. She had a lump in her throat as her mind recollected that ominous day… Read More The girl with a vision
I am not one of those who has to mandatorily make a New Year resolution every year. Instead, all through the year, I say things that I want to do but adhering to them or not, well that’s a totally different story. So here are some that come up every now and then but get… Read More New Year resolutions – gone with the wind!
I believe every woman has TRUE BEAUTY within her in all the roles she plays. For over 18 years across 650 plus salons across the country, Naturals has been helping the Beautiful Indian Woman get more Beautiful. Today Naturals Salutes the Beautiful Indian Woman. Presenting Naturals TRUE BEAUTY… http://bit.ly/naturalsOF This article is an entry for contest #NaturalsTrueBeauty by… Read More A profile in courage!
Dear mom, as you turn 61 (inverted, you are still sweet 16), I wanted to share a few things. I will always love you and admire the selfless way in which you do things for others, prioritize others over yourself and are always willing to step in when required. Mom, you are a true inspiration… Read More A letter to my mom on her birthday!
As a part of the #SiblingStories, I have written this poem. This is not just about my sibling but all those who mean as much to me – my cousins, friends like family and of course siblings in law! Relationship of a sibling to sibling Is a cocktail of love and quibbling Always there… Read More Siblings and Beyond (Poem)
I have a younger sister who came into the world 3.5 years after me. At first, I was jealous about all the attention she was getting from MY family. But soon, I realised she’s my toy to play with. I protected her from everything and everyone. I used to ask my friends to let her… Read More Sister Love – Sugar & Spice
Many a times, we struggle to make our children eat healthy. My friend and I were sitting at a café sharing a pizza and drinking coke wondering ‘How do we make our kids eat healthier? All they want is junk food!’ We looked at our plates and realized where we were going wrong. I am sharing a few tips that… Read More Making healthy food fun for your child
“Your wife’s cooking is delicious. You are a lucky man” saab ji remarked as Anand dropped off the tiffin. Anand distributed the tiffins his “wife” cooked. As he waited for the train home, he transformed. One could see a lady with open hair, wearing a bindi and a bright dupatta. Anand was Alka, a transgender… Read More The ‘girl’ on the train