Fathers…The Most Under-Rated & Silent Creatures on Earth
I often interpreted his parenthood as something the universe had dumped on his shoulder and if society had directed his life towards me. He has taught me the most crucial lesson- that life is unforgiving. He has spoiled me while imparting the practical realities of life.
Repressive Hindu Marriage Vows: Why We Need a Change?
The traditional gender paradigm of the husband footing all expenditures is repressive to males as well. A man should be able to rely on his wife too for financial support. The condition being, the wife is to perform her “wifely duties” with utmost obedience and loyalty. This ceremony provides some social and financial stability to a girl who is completely reliant on her husband. How is this relevant to women who are financially stable and make equal contributions to the family budget?
The Game of Shame: Body-Shaming at Workplace
My stretch marks, thigh gap, baby fat, love handles, and my cheek fat were heavily monitored by my kind colleagues.
Help India. Help Humanity – Operation Sunshine
While India gasps to deal with this unprecedented havoc, the Operation Sunshine, an initiate by Rotaract Club Of Central Calcutta (sponsored by the Rotary Club Of Central Calcutta) in collaboration with Words Kraft has been working relentlessly to supply free food meals, grocery supplies, essential medicines and even oxygen refilling to several impacted families across the city of Kolkata, India.
Fathers- Emotionally Detached and Less Expressive – Myth or Reality?
Emotionally aloof and less expressive dads are real! Before you get it wrong, remember that they have very different ways of communicating love. The more you grow up, the more you catch […]
The 498a and Dowry Prohibition Act – The Tales of Role Reversal
Any Indian wife and her relative can file 498a on her husband, his parents, sisters, brothers, grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, wives of brothers, and other relatives. 498a (dowry harassment case) leads to arrest without any verification or investigation.
2020: The Year of Mops, Sanitisers, and Nighties
#3 Silk Nighties to Long Floral Nighties – The Nighty Menace From exciting silk nighties to the unsightly floral printed long nighties, these were the most sought-after comfort apparel among middle-class Indian […]
Men Could be Victims Too: The Pressure Cooker Theory
Put them in a PRESSURE COOKER. Keep the whistles going. Until they cook well and lose their firmness. – The Patriarchy It’s hard to reckon that the men in our society, could […]
Did She Call You a “Mama’s Boy”?
To begin with, let’s define the term “Mama’s Boy”. Any adult man, married or in a relationship, displaying love and affection for his mother, above or beyond the sanctioned limits, could qualify […]
Did You Get Your Salary This Month? Be Grateful !!
Did you get a full salary this month? Thank you stars if you did. A striking majority of the global workforce has been surviving on a half or no salary. I have […]
COVID Lockdown Isn’t a Vacation: The Show Would Go On…. Maybe Without You!!
None of us is indispensable. Challenging times motivate us to find alternatives. And the show goes on, uninterrupted. The notions of “comfort”, “dependencies” and “continuity” are strangely relative and vary with circumstances. […]
Empowerment Has to be Gender-Neutral.
Empowerment has to be gender-neutral. While women empowerment has been a trending subject worldwide, there are countless men who seek similar relief, strength, and motivation. These are men who have been victims […]
Divorces are Disgraced as a “Problem”.But, aren’t Divorces a Solution to the “Problem”?
In India, divorces are branded as a “problem”. But, aren’t divorces a solution to the “problem”? It is an exit from an arrangement that was suffocating out life from two consenting adults […]
‘Like’ my Blog & I will ‘Like’ your Blog.
So what did you read recently? How long did you spend reading the blog? Or did you just glance through the headings? Or scroll through the post, paused at the pictures, spent […]
Shut Up And Get a Real Job
You work from home in your pajamas just 5 feet away from the refrigerator. No more commute. No more cubicles. No more pleasing everyone. You are the Boss.
The Prelude To a Professional Suicide
“The Great Social Comparison Syndrome” – Your social success and repute are measured in relative to your peers and extended circles. So when your forsake your “financially stable” salaried job and, pursue the entrepreneurship dreams, […]
When You are Not Famous…Or Rich !!
The world pays keen attention and ponders over your visionary concepts only when you are “someone”. Else, you are just a neighborhood fellow trying to talk smart. We are too busy with our daily routines and struggles. […]
We have Super-Powers; Just a Slight Tinge
Getting too comfortable slows you down. The sheer unpredictability associated with the variety of writing assignments acts as a driving force. Be motivated!! Keep working.
How Immature Love Stories Are Driving Youth Suicides In India?
Data by TOI (The Times Of India) reveal that the year 2014 witnessed around 719 deaths of suicide, due to the some conditions of immature love. Teenage and young adolescent period is a phase of bumpy transition into adulthood. And the Karan Johar brigade with his army of plastic heroines and over-charismatic heroes, ain’t the reality.
Single Mother? How Accommodating are the Job Markets?
Single mothers are largely considered to be “average performers” since their “commitment” to rigorous daily office work could be compromised, while caring for the baby. They may not be available for multi-geography […]
When School Mommies Formed a WhatsApp Group
So we finally decided to feed our son to the Great Indian Schooling System. Because, that’s how we secure his distant future as a Political Leader, Doctor, Engineer, Banker or Teacher – Chronologically in the order of financial prosperity and social recognition. So aligning with the conventions, we ceremoniously took uncountable pictures of him in his school dress, school bag, water bottle, et all, on the first session day. Next, we also posted them on Facebook and received 100+ Likes from many people I have never known personally. It was one of those special Life-Moments.