The Economic Survey 2018 had some startling data on gender gap in labour force participation. The gap is more than 50 percent points which is much higher than under developed countries like Rwanda. Despite educational gains, the labor force participation rate for women in 2017 was 28.5% (compared to 82% for men). By 2027 the working-age population in India… Continue reading Aspiring to reach the C-suite- here is why you should not give up comrade
Swara took a deep breath as she stepped out of her apartment, adjusting her shades and dupatta. She was looking forward to enjoying the festival with her friends, though a dark thought lingered in her mind which made her restless. A group of girls came running out, throwing colours and water balloons, she hugged them… Continue reading Bura na mano Holi Hai #TellTaleThursday
Does it sound strange to talk about “Hiatus” or “Pausing”as my word of the Year when everyone’s talking about chasing their dreams, going out and getting what you desire. And thats exactly the kind of person I am. The ambitious , front bencher who will raise her hand first ( read Hermoine in class). The… Continue reading My Word of the Year 2019: Hiatus #WOTY
I have always been a die hard fan of Jodi Picoult. I started off with “My Sister’s Keeper” and I knew I had found an author whose books I can truly treasure. They are not the fairytale, romantic books, but talk of death, disease, court cases, despair, grief but at the same time, there is… Continue reading Small Great Things-here is why as a dusky woman, I could relate to this book so much.
Amy looked at Sweeny as she contentedly swam in her fancy little aquarium. “Are you truly happy little fish? In this aquarium? Don’t you desire to be free, swim in the ocean, the vast expanse of blue sky overhead, your family and friends around you- isn’t that where your home is? Just like me- I… Continue reading Home is where the heart is #FFFAW #FlashFiction
Mini was cramming through her books, the last minute revision before the exam. Lolla came by with her dinner “Mini hurry up, you have to get ready” “5 minutes sis, almost done with my revision. I need to score an A+, this is not one of my favourite subjects and I need to work harder.”… Continue reading As night falls #FridayFictioneers #MyFriendAlexa
Creases of worry appeared on Rohan’s forehead as he spoke to Malti on the phone A sudden phone call in the middle of the night from Malti’s childhood friend Sulakshana had suddenly turned things topsy turvy for the family. Sulu was going to get hitched in a fortnight but something had gone terribly wrong all… Continue reading White lie #FFFAW #FlashFiction