घरों में झाडू, पोंछा, बर्तन का काम करती है वो, सुबह अपनी घर का सारा काम कर अपनी बड़ी बेटी को हज़ारों हिदायतें दे, दूधमुही छुटकी (ऐसा घरवाले पिछले चार साल से बता रहे हैं, औटीज़्म के बारे में कहाँ किसी ने सुना है! )को अक्सर स्मार्टफोन में व्यस्त रहने वाली बड़ी बेटी के बराबर ननद के हवाले कर वह आठ दस किलोमीटर पैदल चल … Continue reading Raw roads
A king commanded waves to be still and got his feet wet in return! All these years I have been in delusion that the chief hero of the story was the king Cnut’s ego and the moral to be learnt was that you cannot control any or everything . Although this indeed is a good lesson but if we peep in deeper , hero of … Continue reading Just be.
You cannot decide how and when you make an entry or how and when you are goanna make an exit. Destiny is a sure thing, it will happen; But how and when to celebrate life is our own choice. Changing dates on a calendar will happen; But to colour them red green or purple is our own choice. I miss the anxiety two days before … Continue reading Relevance of birthdays
Have you seen the heart shaped leaves and the firm, strong aerial roots hanging on the fig tree enlightening the world like the Mahabodhi tree with the right amount of light and shadow, warmth and sunshine percolating from the rightly balanced leaves? Symmetry and strength creates such harmony that the tired ,drenched and lonely soul of the passer bye’s truly gets rejuvenated! Nowadays some schools … Continue reading Grandparents are important !
Yesterday I watched a short film The Star Host from Feels Like Ishq, a series of love stories recently published on Netflix. Though I am not a sucker for mushy stories, something about the movie made me feel good. Maybe it is the travel hiatus for the past two years or the uncertainty when this gloomy period would get over. Watching people behave normally, go … Continue reading Feels like magic! Finding friendship in unexpected places
And balanced sex ratio too… Recently, there was a news that UP government has proposed a 2-child policy as per which couples with more than two children would be exempted from certain benefits. The proposal was met with a mixed reaction. While a number of people welcomed this move, there was quite a large population who raised concerns over the chances of increased female foeticide … Continue reading Until we stop normalizing gender roles, gender-equality would remain a dream
Life as we know it, is never fair. If you are a woman then it is worse. This is what I have learnt in my thirty years of experience. Yes, I have learnt it the hard way. Because I am one of those “privileged” women who grow up protected from the harsh realities of the society. I am one of those who are made to … Continue reading Women like me- Two Life Lessons
“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” -Ibn Battuta Getting out of your home and seeing other places is one of the best ways to meet the world, but also to learn more about yourself as well. Getting away from your everyday environment is great for your stress level and your anxiety, especially if you work hard every single day … Continue reading Reasons Why Traveling Is Great for Mental Health
While reading the book “Dharma Artha Kama Moksha”, I came across a chapter Worlds Above & Below. The chapter spoke about the Pataal Lok, home of the asuras, the Bhu Lok, home of the humans and the Deva Lok, home of the devatas. Pataal Lok is filled with gold and gems but asuras are never able to enjoy this wealth. They also hold the secret … Continue reading Inside the service lifts of posh high-rise apartments
I have been a loner since childhood. I was five and the youngest and poorest kid in the neighborhood. My playmates would always bully me or scare me with ghost stories. When I complained to my parents, they suggested an easy way out. Stop going out to play and read books. And the only books available at that time were mythology and religious books. I … Continue reading The struggles of being a feminist in a society where love and self-love are “apparently” two ends of a spectrum