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

And she chose her happily ever after #ShortStory

It had just started snowing and Merlin couldn’t stop rushing out to the balcony every few minutes to stretch out her arms and feel the snowflakes. She loved winters. It was funny- the local people here loved summers as summers is when you could go out for a swim, sip a beer sitting in the… Continue reading And she chose her happily ever after #ShortStory

One hell of a coincidence #MicroMondays

“Ma, I dont want to get married,I am rejecting Deepak Ramaswamy, tell him the girl rejected him”. I walked off, I wasn’t ready for marriage. The interview letter in my hand signified a new beginning. I would earn my own bread, meet someone interesting and marry when I was ready. I knocked the door,butterflies in… Continue reading One hell of a coincidence #MicroMondays

The Lady Loan Shark #ShortStory

I met Kala aunty after ages- it had been almost 12 years. I last remember when I was in college, she had come visiting our place from Mumbai. She and her little daughter Meera ¬†We played with Meera in the backyard, she was barely 10. I was pleased to see the young 24 year old… Continue reading The Lady Loan Shark #ShortStory

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

Role Reversal #FridayFictioneers #FlashFiction

I couldn’t focus on work.This was a big decision we had taken.The stakes were high. In a society where a mother is considered a primary caregiver- we had chosen to defy these rigid norms.After my 4 months paid maternity break,I was back at work. As a Director and a stellar career which I loved, I… Continue reading Role Reversal #FridayFictioneers #FlashFiction

Lonely at the Top #FlashFiction

The first time I saw Mysha was at the coffee vending machine. A 22 year old fresh grad, in a crisp white shirt and black trousers, as she fumbled to use the machine. Before she could react, the cup was overfull with mocha and a lot had spilled out. She looked flummoxed. Today after 12… Continue reading Lonely at the Top #FlashFiction