Tête-à-Tête with Basamma #WTFOW #WriteBravely

The one person whose role was restricted to washing utensils and sweeping/mopping the house- in the past only a few who could afford having a maid hired her. The scene has changed drastically. You will hardly find a single household who doesn’t employ a maid. From cleaning utensils and sweeping/mopping and washing clothes, she has… Continue reading Tête-à-Tête with Basamma #WTFOW #WriteBravely

Letter to a feminist from the 50’s #WTFOW #WriteBravely

Dear Dadi, It feels a bit odd to be writing a letter to you when I know you are fast asleep in the bedroom right  next to me. But there are so many things that I have always wanted to say and at times they may not come out verbally as beautifully as they do… Continue reading Letter to a feminist from the 50’s #WTFOW #WriteBravely

The resource that lies within #WTFOW #WriteBravely

When I first read the prompt for Day 2, I was perplexed. My initial interpretation was of a quality I possess which helps me and enriches my life. But when I asked about this topic to my brother and a good blogger friend they came out with a totally different interpretation. They told me about… Continue reading The resource that lies within #WTFOW #WriteBravely

My biggest treasure that I cherish-#WTFOW

Its been a long and tiring day at work. The first week of the month for anyone working in finance is always a nightmare. Funnily we call it month end though its the start of a new month. That’s because we finalise the pnl and balance sheet of the firm for the prior month. Now… Continue reading My biggest treasure that I cherish-#WTFOW

The incredible life of a working mom!

A blogger friend sent me this quote and it resonated so well that I had to preserve it among my favorite ones As a working mom, I could relate to this so well, its stingingly true. With women out to take the workforce by storm and eager to shatter the glass ceiling and demand equality… Continue reading The incredible life of a working mom!

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

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