O, the mother of all humanity, I wonder how much of you is in me?

My daughters always ask me what happened to Eve.

How come there are no tales of her adventure or her mishap sprees?

What songs she sang? Did she dance or loved being on her feet?

You really can’t teach reading as a science. Love gets mixed up in it. — Dr Seuss

Hearing other moms go on and on about when their kids learnt to read used to send me in an anxiety frenzy! Being constantly asked if mine is going for reading classes, brain…

A world divided by shades

1. You are always the poster child, for Christmas cards, performances on weddings and special occasions.
2. Every aunty, uncle, and granny will pull and pinch your cheeks till you are hanging by them, who needs rouge.
3. You don’t need a degree; being fair will get you by; the money can…

It’s extremely rare for a child’s chin to be cleft if both parents lack the trait — Pond.

I heard you are being investigated in an explicit scandalous affair. Your presence on my face seems to be the clinch.

Now people look at me funny and their gaze like an aimed laser beam. Can’t you just delete me off your target screen?

We didn’t always get along because…

Who gets to define the norm?

My first pregnancy was a planned one. I started my folic acid three months before, as per the doctor’s advice. Stopped my contraception pills six months ahead. Bought the ovulating kits and waited for the right moment to call my partner home from the…

It is both a blessing and a curse, memories — Anonymous

Every time I look into the mirror, it’s just my eyes in the unrecognisable face I see.

I lift a hand to wave, trying to see if I wave back at this new unidentifiable me.

She waves with a…

We cannot become what we want, by remaining what we are — Max Depree

So, when did we women signed our freedom over to the men? I always wondered how it all started; I mean, I know the basic history behind it, but why did the first woman give in…

A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there — Anonymous

Well, bad things happen to almost all girls…

We don’t have dialogues in my family on forbidden or taboo topics. Abuse, sex, and even menstruation, to name a few. My parents change the channel if an…

We believe in the unbelievable — Bruce M. Hood

Nani told me someone lives behind the Peepal tree. “Don’t go there with your head uncovered because he will pee on your head and hang on your choti.” That really intrigued my young curiosity. I always slowed whenever I walked past…


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