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…

Casabianca…Brave or Stupid ?

So the other day my son and me had a big conversation. "He was a stupid boy! Why couldn't he just run away and save his life? Everyone on the deck had left, and his father was dead. He should have jumped off the deck and saved his life." I tried to reason with him.…

Karva Chauth – The Bollywood Festival

Who doesn't remember the famous DDLJ scene when Kajol aka Simran faints so that only Shahrukh aka Raj can give her the first sip of water after she breaks the fast. No other festival has been glamourised so much by Bollywood, infact to the extent that keeping the fast has the feminist brigade up against…

Why women leave jobs?

What is your biggest fear when you go to work? However carefree you might sound to be, every female dreads something once she becomes a mother. When I went back to work after my 6 months of maternity leave, the biggest challenge for me was to overcome the emotional barrier. My mind would be back…

Valentine’s Day

Come February, and the malls, social media are galore with hearts, red roses and everything associated with love. You cannot naturally stay unaffected. I remember as a kid, I would read in newspaper about this being a day of love, a western propaganda and couples being thrashed by police. As I go back the memory…