The Wedding House #FridayFotoFiction

Appa and Amma were really excited, the house had been all decked up for Minu’s wedding. They had even arranged for the most expesnive bougainville flowers to deck up the entrance. It was a house which would witness a wedding after 27 long years. The next morning instead of chitter chatter and laughter, a stony… Continue reading The Wedding House #FridayFotoFiction

Blue or Pink- does it matter? #AtoZChallenge #BlogchatterA2Z

Mommy wanted a boy- did  I really hear that or was it my imagination? Its hardly been 24 hours that I came into this world and I have heard more rotten things than I heard in the past 10 months in Mommy’s womb. As I grow up I realise the bitter truth that many parents… Continue reading Blue or Pink- does it matter? #AtoZChallenge #BlogchatterA2Z

#BlogchatterA2Z Theme Reveal 2018- Take a sneak peak

My first tryst with A to Z, and boy I am excited about it! My previous experiences with Blogchatter campaigns have been wonderful- professionally managed, a great network and tips from seasoned bloggers- they have it all. My theme shouldn’t come as a surprise for those who read me regularly and have a good sense… Continue reading #BlogchatterA2Z Theme Reveal 2018- Take a sneak peak

My secret wish #FridayFictioneers

Its snowing today- they call it “Beast from the East”. As much as I hate the cold wind hitting my face and my toes that get numb, the inner me is thrilled beyond words. Heavy snowfall means no boxing class today. I pretend to like it as I fear the wrath of my Dad and… Continue reading My secret wish #FridayFictioneers

Because you are a woman

As a part of the Diversity Network at my workplace, we hosted a talented and strong woman leader in our Coffee Corner session which is a candid informal conversation over coffee where people from junior levels get to meet and interact with a senior leader/leaders. The conversations range across diverse topics like career progression, networking… Continue reading Because you are a woman

Are women truly empowered in developed countries?

A truly empowering moment for me as a working mother came when I could choose to go on a 2.5 month long assignment to a different country, miles apart leaving my daughter behind. Why do I call it empowering? Thats because I could exercise my choice here, my free will, not obligated to make a… Continue reading Are women truly empowered in developed countries?

Labelled

I had recently moved to Pune due to a job change. Though the city was not entirely new to me, having lived here in my teens, I was coming back after almost 15 years. As I was taking up residence on the outskirts of the city in a place called Hinjewadi which consists largely of… Continue reading Labelled

Here’s why I am the Badass Woman@work

I opened the Sunday Times to devour its contents hungrily- one of the perks of the weekend is being able to read the newspaper leisurely as against a weekday when I am in a mad frenzy with the toddler tugging my dress and me trying to scan the front page, the business section and the… Continue reading Here’s why I am the Badass Woman@work

The day she stopped crying

She wriggled out of her mother’s womb and entered this world with a ear piercing cry. They rejoiced her birth- crying is a healthy sign for a new born, they said She was a toddler now and she cried for more milk, more sleep. Ah babies cry for everything, don’t take it seriously they said.… Continue reading The day she stopped crying

The Ballerino #FridayFotoFiction

He hesitated, twitched his toes, sweat trickled down from his forehead, his heart thumped loudly. Today was a milestone in itself. The day he broke the stereotypes. Those stereotypes of a patriarchal society which curtailed the freedom of not just women but men as well. The day he watched the ballet, he knew what he… Continue reading The Ballerino #FridayFotoFiction