I’m not a strong woman and its okay!

International Woman Day is over. The social media was buzz with Strong woman. Every one took delight in celebrating and rejoicing with them. There was an increase in sale of pink roses. The marketing teams of hospitals, salons, malls were busy luring females to spend their money. My mind however, went to not so strong … Continue reading I’m not a strong woman and its okay!

Random Musings on Woman’s day !

Early morning, I was driving to work. As usual, City 101.6 FM was playing in my car. Today's highlight was Boss Lady list celebrating International Woman's Day. One song just caught my attention, "Mere Naughty Saiyaan Ji", sung by Yo Yo honey Singh and Neha Kakkar and featuring Nushrat Bharucha. These days its very frequently … Continue reading Random Musings on Woman’s day !

The dreadful silence

Ah that silence again !The silence creeping inside the bones,The silence numbing you from inside,The silence which gnaws at you from within,No it's not that peace there,It's the lull before the storm,Or is it the one after devastation! Do you know what comes after it?Another jumble of thoughts!Those pieces of jigsaw puzzle which do not … Continue reading The dreadful silence

From Black and White TV to the Smartphones !

I grew up watching Ramayana on a black and white TV. Sundays 9 am used to be the Prime time. There would be strict orders by my mom, and each of us would have bathed, hair washed, breakfast done and would be in front of the TV at exactly 8.55. Not only this would be … Continue reading From Black and White TV to the Smartphones !

The Great Indian Divide !!

As I sit reflecting back over the years gone by, I wonder what went wrong over the years. When I was a small child, I never heard the religious discussions either in my family, school or neighborhood. There was only one Muslim family I knew, and only thing which was different about them was that … Continue reading The Great Indian Divide !!

Let Her Be

"Tring, Tring" The shrill sound of her ringtone jolted her from sleep. Slowly, she fumbled with the switches and glanced at the time. 2.30am! "Who is calling me at this unmanly hour ?"Lost in her jumbled thoughts, Richa searched for the ringing mobile phone. A look at the screen confused her even more. She had … Continue reading Let Her Be

The Girl Next Door

I am the girl who lives next door. I know you do not remember me. You never spoke to me or heard my voice. I never walked on those streets freely, as I was told I had grown up and boys playing out could tease me. I decked myself in my room and surrounded myself … Continue reading The Girl Next Door

Fairy Tales – 1

She grew up reading Cinderella, snow white and Thumbelina. For every girl in distress, came a prince who would love her and decode all the disorder in her life. And they lived happily ever after!Only thing, she did not know what ever happily ever after meant! Coz known of the stories told anything beyond that. … Continue reading Fairy Tales – 1

From An Imperfect Mom !

Today morning, As I was checking my what's app and Facebook, I realised It is Mother's Day. A few months before, I would have been one, posting a pic of me and my son, and then checking for likes the whole day, waiting for notifications to beep.  After the facebook and what's app detox, not … Continue reading From An Imperfect Mom !