Diwali musings

Yesterday morning, I woke up depressed. That usually happens to me on festivals, esp the festive month of Diwali. The pain of not being with the family I was born in, would usually agonize me when I got married, and Diwali would usually make it raw. Don't get me wrong, each family has a different … Continue reading Diwali musings

This Diwali – Gift someone love.

Diwali is around the corner. What I like about Diwali are the lights. Even in Dubai I have never missed that. Beautiful lights adoring the balconies in the night sky. What I don't like about Diwali is the fire crackers and the unnecessary gifts. When I was a child in that small town of Himachal … Continue reading This Diwali – Gift someone love.

Ahoi Ashtmi

This is another fast similar to the much famed karva chauth. Fortunately, not much of propaganda for this day, because niether YashRaj or Karan johar films popularised it, and secondly females will be up in arms against husbands or in-laws but never against their children. Quite similar to the famed cousin, this fast is kept … Continue reading Ahoi Ashtmi

Reputation or Morals !!

Neha was bubbling with anger as she reached the office. The collateral was the poor peon who had cleaned her table. My seat is the one besides her. I kept watching her for an hour. She couldn't locate the file right in front of her, and for that she blasted everyone she could. Her face … Continue reading Reputation or Morals !!

I don’t like the word Feminism anymore !!

I used to call myself a Feminist. I would feel irritated by the so called prejudices we have to face in the name of tradition in the patriarchal society we live in. However, over the years, I have found it's the females who back bite a female. Whether it is marriage, home or office, the … Continue reading I don’t like the word Feminism anymore !!

Book Review : The Mistress of spices by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

I had been reading a lot lately, but somehow never reviewed any and left it for later. Later never comes, so I have decided to review the book on the day I finish. "Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni" I had come across this author through Blogchatter A to Z, 2018 where she was a mentor. Her books … Continue reading Book Review : The Mistress of spices by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Kanjak Puja (Kanya Puja)

The kitchen had been cleaned night before. Next morning, food would be prepared for the "Goddess, Durga Ma" They had fasted all 8 days for the prosperity of the family. No onions, no garlic was touched in the 8 days. Anju had convinced her husband and son not to touch Alcohol and meat in these … Continue reading Kanjak Puja (Kanya Puja)

Tale of Pregnancy

I couldn't stand on my feet even. My legs and feet were already swollen up, and walking a few feet would make me realize my plight. To add to it, the head never stopped throbbing. It was 8th month only and I could not sleep uninterrupted for more than 1 hour at night. Either I … Continue reading Tale of Pregnancy

Radha and her new mom

Part 1 Part 2 Theirs was her favourite love story. Radha always thought she had just got lucky when she met Aryan. She was always a rebel child. She never got along with girls of her age. So books became her early recluse. She never liked much of dressing up and all, and her mom’s … Continue reading Radha and her new mom

Aryan comes back

This is Part 2 of the story published last week. Link to previous story given below. The Wedding Radha woke up and realised that she was still alone in her room. She wondered where Aryan was. The sun was already peeping through her window. She could hear frenzy of activity outside. Many relatives would be … Continue reading Aryan comes back