Alice stood on the porch, sipping her coffee as she looked at the mist shrouding the garden, making it look picture perfect. It was her birthday today and she had broken the tradition of 20 years. Every year John and she came here, cut the cake, drank wine, dined and made love but today she… Continue reading Breaking the tradition #FFFAW #FlashFiction #MyFriendAlexa
Ria was quiet as she returned home from school today. She had learnt something new in school but when she looked around her, she found something amiss. Teacher had said F is for Feminism which means everyone is equal. Mamma goes out to work and Daddy takes care of the home. Their roles can be… Continue reading F is for Feminist #SundayPhotoFiction
Salma bit her lower lip as she looked for answers to her misery. Should she give her consent to marry Habid? A boy she had not even seen in real life. She had great dreams about her life partner. She wasn’t keen on the tall dark handsome thing, it felt like a farce to her.… Continue reading And I found a way to my man’s heart #ShortStory #BarAThon
Josh and I worked together in “7/ Eleven”. Thats when cupid struck and before we knew it we were a couple. Life was good. As a 21 year old I had many dreams and aspirations. I was working odd jobs like this one to save up for my college. Josh was ambitious too and thats… Continue reading Its your turn now #WriteBravely #ShortStory
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
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
My Mom and I took our first trip together, just the 2 of us to Malaysia and Singapore, back in 2011. It was her first international trip and my 2nd (after my maiden official trip to Hong Kong). I had landed a plum job with a leading Investment bank and decided to splurge my first… Continue reading What is it about “women only” travel that makes us so uncomfortable?