I recently visited the first love of my life, a place which will always hold a piece of my heart, the city of lights, the city which never sleeps, my dear Bombay which is now known as Mumbai. A place which is safe for women to step out and work shoulder to shoulder with a man, a place where sky is the limit for the … Continue reading Soaring High, Touching The Sky !
Oh my God ! You cried?? Your tears you couldn’t hide? You must be as strong as you can, After all you are a MAN! A family’s head, yes! that’s who you are, You must be successful in career, must know to drive a car. Now look, sit properly, You must dress appropriately. Don’t speak loudly, don’t you giggle, Stay in limits, with boys don’t … Continue reading Stereotype
Timidly behind the curtain I stood, tensed and unconfident my demeanor looked, holding a tray I had to walk out, head down, gentle smile though in reality I could shout ! The entire family had to approve of me mummy said, “Behave appropriately don’t giggle or stare!” I wondered how artificial this all looked, for I was neither so shy nor that ‘good’ a cook, … Continue reading The ‘perfect’ arranged marriage!
“I don’t think it will be easy for you beta(my child), think twice before stepping into this”, Supriya’s mother’s words were echoing in her mind over and over again. Especially after her daughter Ruhi was born things had changed a lot for her in the Malhotra house. What affected her the most was the indifference in the attitude of Ajit. Ajit and Supriya had known … Continue reading Love, Life, Marriage
My three year toddler Soham was trying to scold my elder eleven year old Mannan with a finger pointing out and a flair of fumbling half understandable combination of words seeing which, even though we couldn’t stop ourselves from laughing at first, we had to instantly when we saw that what we were considering as a harmless funny gesture was in fact offensive for Mannan. … Continue reading After all ‘ACTIONS’ do speak louder than words..!