I was going through a bad bout of depression. A friend called and I started literally howling on the phone like a school girl. She said “I never expected this from you. I always thought you were a strong girl and look at the way you are crying.” The day my Dad passed away, a … Continue reading Is Crying an act of Weakness?
Q. What is the first thing I do after waking up in the morning? A. I check my Whatsapp. (I check my Whatsapp not because I have been expecting an urgent message from Narendra Modi, I check it because it is my Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Checking smartphone throughout the day is symptomatic of my progressive … Continue reading Stop Stereotyping Women
I am in the middle of a writer’s block and trying hard since morning to write something. In the morning I started writing for my other blog Wanderful but left that midway. Last Friday I completed 200 posts for that blog and I realised it is more than 5 years that I have been blogging … Continue reading The Guilt of a WAHM
“I am sixteen going on seventeen I know that I’m naive” I believe I never grew beyond sixteen. I am as naive as I was when I was sixteen however I wish to stay this naive forever. Feeling young at heart is what keeps me going. Sixteen was the age when I used to live … Continue reading I am Sixteen
Europe is my favourite destination. I love the old world charm that exudes through every corner of Europe. Therefore when this year I got an opportunity to go on a solo trip of Europe it was what we say in Hindi “sone pe suhaga”. I love to travel with my family and friends however travelling … Continue reading Is Taking Care of a Child only a Mother’s job?
I was wondering what to write for #MondayMusings when I came across Anamika from Bespectacled Mom’s post on # A Book Lover’s Tag. Along with Anamika I had also been tagged by Esha from Soul Talk to write this amazing post but I was kind of procrastinating. Anamika’s post nudged me to do it right … Continue reading Books and Nostalgia- A Book Lover’s Tag #MondayMusings
It is hardly few days left for Durga Puja and like a typical Bong, I have gone into the puja mode. I have started cleaning my house and shopping clothes for the entire family. I am also preparing the pandal hopping schedule and making a mental note of things that I am going to eat … Continue reading A Bong and Durga Puja
For the fifth day of Bar-A-Thon I have decided not to write another short story but an anecdote from my experience. This was a recent incident, where I encountered a sexist Lord of the files in the form of a passport officer, while applying for my minor son’s passport. A little flashback: I decided not … Continue reading Lord of the Files
Being an avid reader, I read all kinds of books. I read almost any genre, from classics to modern day Sci-fi and from romantic novels to murder mysteries. Being a student of Comparative Literature, I had books like Mahabharata, Macbeth, Danton’s Death, Prince, Gita, Ulysses, 100 years of solitude, etc as part of my curriculum. … Continue reading 3 Overrated Books- Friday Reflections