I bleed RED- #BarAThon

Vinodini could never forget that day, it was etched firmly in her memory. She was celebrated, revered like a Goddess. It all started when she spotted a few drops of blood in her panty and shrieked in horror. She thought she would die and she hurriedly called her mother. On seeing the blood, Amma smiled… Continue reading I bleed RED- #BarAThon

Set yourself free and see how beautiful life can be- #ALetterToHer

Dear comrade, You, yes you the ultra-woman, the corporate honcho who everyone looks up to. Everyone is in awe of you and secretly wish they could step into your 3.5 inch Jimmy Choo heels. I was one among them till I attended that office promotion party which completely shook me and showed me the harsh… Continue reading Set yourself free and see how beautiful life can be- #ALetterToHer

Lessons in parenting and life from Swiss

One of the highlights of 2016 for me was my maiden European trip to Switzerland. It was an official trip for a month to the financial hub Zurich and I took my mum and daughter along as it was a good opportunity for them to visit a new place. The trip was fabulous personally as… Continue reading Lessons in parenting and life from Swiss

A new lease of life at 55

Savitri let out a nervous laugh “You are joking right, playing a prank on me. Today is not April Fool’s Day.” Her husband Shankar Rai looked at her with a straight calm face. “No Savi, I am not joking. This is the truth. I have decided to renounce all worldly pleasure, give up this life… Continue reading A new lease of life at 55

A quick guide in teaching your kids the value of money

Amongst the various fond childhood memories, one of my dearest ones is Diwali and birthday shopping. Shopping somehow seems to be in my genes, hence you cant really blame me for splurging money on clothes. A born shopaholic you see! Jokes apart, I would always look forward to that trip to the market lined with… Continue reading A quick guide in teaching your kids the value of money

The Daughter I Never Had

This is Part 2 of a short series I wrote about relationships that are not picture perfect, they do exist and its important to acknowledge that not everything is perfect, the stories of strained relations need to be told as well. You can read Part 1- “The Mother I never had” here https://akswrites.com/2017/05/20/the-mother-i-never-had/ As I… Continue reading The Daughter I Never Had