The struggles of being a feminist in a society where love and self-love are “apparently” two ends of a spectrum

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

How do you handle toxic people? Comply, confront or cut off?

I gained two kilograms in the past week, thanks to the cold weather. I wasn’t allowed to venture out to exercise as Bangalore climate has never been kind to me. As I spent hours sulking this morning, I remembered the exact reason why I pushed myself to lose weight in the first place. It was a day when my mother-in-law told me how one of … Continue reading How do you handle toxic people? Comply, confront or cut off?

Bullying: The Invisible Devil

Nothing makes my day better than seeing a person calling out some act of injustice, something I can never be brave enough to do. Here is this article talking about a woman who was brutally humiliated in a job interview and then offered the same. She turned down the offer with a post on Twitter. Following is the link: https://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/reports/a26085738/olivia-bland-job-offer-declining-letter-bullying-viral/ All through my life, starting … Continue reading Bullying: The Invisible Devil