Opinion: It's a man's world after all and for a woman to live peacefully, needs to have the support of a man.
I visited my mom in India this time after a gap of two years because of covid. She had hired a new maid. The older one couldn’t cope with the expenses in the lockdown so returned back to her native village.Read full story
Opinion: The Benefits Of Starting My Career In 40's
I was always an ambitious person and wanted to be a successful career woman. I passed college and applied for higher studies in Physics. After completing my Master's degree I applied for a competitive fellowship program. All my dreams came true when I got through the exam.Read full story
Now you can enjoy IKEA without burning a hole in your pocket.
My all-time favourite place to hang out when I can’t decide where to go is IKEA. And I’m sure it must be so for many of you as well. Every time I visit the store, I’m transported to a magical world. All my wishes come true and I feel as if I’m living in my dream house.Read full story
Fiction: The circle: What goes around comes around
John woke up to the sound of his father coughing badly. “This has become every day’s story”, he grumbled and removed his warm blanket to get up from the bed. He entered his father’s room and found the medicine in the side drawer. As always, his father was sitting in his bed coughing uncontrollably. At night, his bouts were particularly bad.Read full story
Opinion: I was always proud that I wasn't a "typical" girl; until I realized it was the most misogynistic thought
I was always a little different from other girls in my class. While most of them liked to talk about clothes and fashion, I wanted to talk about books and the latest gadgets. I was always a voracious reader so wanted to discuss amazing things described in them(this was the pre-internet era when we relied on books for all our knowledge). But most of the girls couldn’t share my interests.Read full story
Opinion: I'm starting to forget my lost cat: Am I betraying her?
Last year I took in three kittens abandoned by their mother at birth. What was just a temporary arrangement soon became permanent when we all became too attached to the kittens. I decided to adopt all three. My daughter named them Cookie, Brownie and Oreo. They were very happy and comfortable with each other.Read full story
Phi Phi Island: A hidden gem in turquoise waters
Nestled in the green jewelled sea between Phuket and Krabi in Thailand is a hidden gem named Phi Phi Island. Breathtaking exotic beaches, white sands, lush greenery, abundant wildlife, water adventures, happening nightlife, exotic cuisine: You name it and it has all.Read full story
Love story of a bird: Twisted and unconventional
I witnessed an interesting incident a couple of years ago when I was still in school. Then I was living in a city in India in an old-style house with big and airy rooms with vents near the ceilings for air and light. These vents had small gaps in between from where small birds could come inside the room.Read full story
Déjà Vu: An enigma; is it science or something else?
A few years back while on vacation, I was entering a shopping mall when a group of students approached me with a few questions as a part of their school project. The first few were simple ones like from where were we and what we found fascinating in this city.Read full story
I "Tried" To Lock My Cats In Their Room For The Night. But the queens that they are wouldn't take it.
My three cats: Oreo, Cookie and BrowniePhoto By Author. I took in three kittens last year when they were abandoned by their mother. They were just one week old at that time. I decided to allocate a separate room to the cats where they could retire for the night. This way even if we got up in the middle of the night, they won’t be disturbed.Read full story
My cousin made advances towards me and my mom blamed me for it.
I was 16 years old when one of my cousins came to live with us. He was appearing for competitive exams and had to take special classes for them, which were not available in his hometown. My family lived in a big city, so he came to attend those classes at an education centre.Read full story
Krabi: The unexplored land of raw, exotic beauty.
Most of the people who visit Thailand know only about more popular and famous destinations like Bangkok, Pattaya, and Phuket. But there are more this land offers. Krabi is one such hidden gem. Located very near to Phuket, this is a place that offers everything like island hopping, exotic white beaches, breathtaking views of cliffs surrounded by clear turquoise waters, ample shopping choices etc.Read full story
They say girls are mediocre drivers. But who says there is any race going on the road.
“You drive so slowly!” “No! Don’t overtake like this.” “For God’s sake now drive properly, for how many years are you driving anyways?”. These are some of the comments we keep hearing from our male counterparts all through our lives. Be it our father, brother, boyfriend, or husband. Each time, they find faults with our driving techniques and hence excuse us to not let us drive.Read full story
A complete stranger helped me on the streets of Zurich
In September 2016, we, a family of four: me, my husband, and two kids went on a vacation to Switzerland from Doha, Qatar where we presently live. There we stayed in Zurich and explored the places nearby as the Rhine falls, Zurich city and Titlis.Read full story
Opinion: I never thought writing is a talent, because talent means something exotic
I always thought I was a talentless person. Though I was good at academics in school that wasn’t any talent, right? By talent, it means something exceptional like singing, dancing, sport etc. I could only study well and get good marks in exams.Read full story
3 books that made me cry and feel privileged at the same time
Books have always been a very important part of my life. My love relation with books started as soon as I could read. When other kids my age were busy playing dollhouses and other games, I preferred sitting in a quiet corner with anything I could read. I just got immersed in the magical world of books and felt connected to the characters.Read full story
I tried to give away my cats for adoption: But they made clear what they wanted in no uncertain terms.
Last year, in April, when the whole world was fighting the worst pandemic of the century and was in complete lockdown, three angels visited us. A litter of newborn kittens was abandoned by their mother in my neighbour’s backyard. The neighbor tried but was unable to look after the ever-demanding babies.Read full story
The health benefits of having green tea every day from my personal experience.
It’s 6:30 am, soothing music in my ears, one hand on the wheel, feet on the accelerator and a steaming hot cup of Green Tea in my other hand. Yes, having green tea while driving my kids to school in the morning is my newly found love.Read full story
Birth control methods are targeted at the wrong gender: It's time we leave pseudo-feminism and focus on real problems
Kids are tough, but there has to be some penalty for sex. Humans and dolphins are a few of the creatures who have sex for pleasure. While we don’t know about dolphins, we certainly don’t want a kid every time we have sex. So, the need for some type of contraception method arises.Read full story
I managed to cure myself of asthma: When doctors couldn't help, I helped myself.
We keep hearing how Asthma is an incurable disease and it’s a lifelong companion, though unwanted. I believed so too before I took matters in my hands for the betterment. I was sure that with the right approach and willpower I can win against the battle with asthma and I did at last. In this story, I want to tell you how I accomplished the unattainable and assure you too that it’s possible for everyone. Maybe you know someone who must be struggling with this disease and not finding a way out. You can help your loved ones by assuring them it’s possible to beat this demon.Read full story