A Dream Life #FridayFictioneers

They all sat around Pedro, wide eyed as he narrated stories of the awesome life in Venice. Far far away from poverty, a dreamy world lay, where people took rides in gondolas or enjoyed their coffee at the Piazza. They longed to live this life like Pedro, the rascal had got lucky. They pictured him… Continue reading A Dream Life #FridayFictioneers

Secrets #FFFAW #FlashFiction

The vase stood on the table, gleaming in the sunlight. It was testimony to our love story. On our honeymoon, as we wandered in the streets of Paris, my eyes fell upon this vase and we bought it. There was something magnetic about it. Since then, it has been witness to our fairytale marriage. 10… Continue reading Secrets #FFFAW #FlashFiction

What’s your salary? And there begins the long drawn battle of gender pay gap

A good friend who is a CA fresher interviewed with one of the leading companies a few years ago. Someone with excellent academic credentials, smart, savvy there was no doubt that she would slay it. Her compensation was never discussed as the company informed her that this will be known once she gets the offer… Continue reading What’s your salary? And there begins the long drawn battle of gender pay gap

Tears of Joy #SundayPhotoFiction

Uncle Sam was seated at his usual place in the park, having his customary snack and iced  latte. I hesitated. I better offer my condolences quickly and get done with this. I always sucked at this one thing. “What do I say to a man who has just lost his companion of 35 years?” As… Continue reading Tears of Joy #SundayPhotoFiction

The wrath against Arranged Marriages – here is why its all wrong

I recall the time when I first visited Hong Kong on a business trip , I was 25 back then and we had a team lunch. Casual banter around the table as we dug into some lip smacking delicacies .My colleagues were interested in knowing more about “arranged marriages” which was an alien concept to… Continue reading The wrath against Arranged Marriages – here is why its all wrong

The Proposal #SundayPhoto Fiction

Henry cleared his throat, he had to be careful not to drop his prized catch- the silver fish which he had caught after a very long time. “Should I take your silence as a yes” Maya looked at him as if he was crazy “Which moron told you my silence means yes? I am still… Continue reading The Proposal #SundayPhoto Fiction

A quick guide on developing good communication skills in your toddler

Being a working mom comes with its share of perks but its also a bumpy ride. While I enjoy the adult conversations and love what I do, its sometimes challenging as a parent. I do focus on spending quality time with my 3 year old. Should a working mom be overridden by guilt? There is… Continue reading A quick guide on developing good communication skills in your toddler