I remember I heard someone saying years ago that having children after marriage is a natural trajectory. I was too young to understand the meaning and repercussions of marriage and children. But somehow it got registered. Years later, I overheard … Continue reading Is it ok to not have a Child?
Meet Megha Srivastav, Head of the South Asia operations of a reputed Canadian University and a living organ donor who rummages into her parenting experience of her 6-year-old daughter who is a budding tennis player and pianist and loves doing … Continue reading Working Mom’s Perspective: Balancing Career, Family and Her Own Well-Being
In one of my classes, when I was a student, my teacher asked me to analyze ‘A Dolls House,’ a play by Henry Isben as part of the class assignment. I got an insignificantly small and pale copy of the … Continue reading Kashaf Murtaza: A modern day Nora Helmer
I live to fail and to succeed I live to cry and to laugh I live to grieve and to heal I live to trust and surrender I live to see the moon, stars, and planets dancing across the night … Continue reading What do I live for?
A couple of weeks ago, I went with my friend for star gazing. One the one hand, we were looking at the immortal, eternal and unchanging sky, while on the other we were wondering if the stars were dead or alive at this moment. I felt so insignificant in the big, dark and cold cosmos while she expressed that every moment is so precious as this life and this world is so unique. She felt every moment should be preserved and cherished. Human beings have always been fascinated with the concept of immortality. A few years ago, I had read … Continue reading Quest for Immortality
I started going grey in my late 20’s. The grey hair started sprouting on my head suddenly at the speed of a meteor as if all the kinetic energy was colliding with my head, leaving grey hair behind. And no, … Continue reading Grey hair Conundrum
Whenever I hear the word ‘tawaif,’ an image of beautiful women bedecked with jewels comes to my mind. Maybe Hindi film industry has too much on my impressionable mind. Hindi films like Umrao Jaan, Amar Prem, Devdas, and Pakeezah celebrated … Continue reading Where did all the Tawaifs go?