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- What Do You Believe?
Self awareness leads to self confidence and when you know your self life automatically becomes more meaningful.
- Imperfection is Bliss
Do you know he masturbates? My father alleged, referring to my son.
- Sense And Sensibility _ Are We Losing It?
It is high time we realize that we are not differentiated by our religion, language, political boundary, faith but are united by the single thread
- Bhai - Brother Dearest
The first thing I asked when I saw him was, Maa is bhai a boy or a girl?
- Worthy Matters
Are housewives really "economically non-productive workers", just like beggars and prostitutes?
- Falling in Love
I wanted her to see how one could fall in love.
- Pleading "Not Guilty"
I often joke that the only trips I take are the Guilt Trips that the states of being a mother, daughter, wife, and friend induce.
- An Overdose of Saccharine
On Father's Day, I try to describe my father to you.
- My Tryst with 'Papahood'
Fatherhood often brings you up-front with your own foolishness, fallibility and frailty.
- Unconditional Love
Apuchi taught me that the connect between Gen Ex and the Gen Next is pure and pristine – a connect that the ‘generation-in-between’ can rarely
- Idli, Sambhar and Chicken 498a
Order VAWA, made of Idli RAWA and get a complimentary Green Curd.
- Should Parents be Made to bear Children’s Marriage Expenses?
Culture of Marriage spending violates freedom and liberty of people.
- Can This Rat Race be Halted?
Let’s not get caught up in the same mindless rat race of smaller, better, faster, richer and smarter.
- The End of Arranged Marriages?
Arranged marriages are like trying to find a job to satisfy your basic needs.
- Khushboo and Odor
The crux of the issue is not morality, but freedom of speech
- Should Marriage be Abolished?
Should family be replaced by Commune?
- Kensei, Our Warrior Cat
Grief tends to dull with time but then it returns in the form of memories.
- Oh Calcutta!
I love Calcutta, I do. But more than four days there, and I'm yearning to get away from all the questions.
- Liberate Our Students From Sexual Repression
Students from Hindi and Marathi medium schools are basically unexposed to the ideas of Individuality, free thought, and freedom from repressed sexuality.
- Marital Bliss - Happily Ever After?
From Gangtok to Ooty, Kanyakumari to Kalimpong , there was no escaping them.
- Photo Essay: Flowers From Our Winter Garden
This January seems to have produced a fine crop of blooms.
- Travel Review: Bheemeshwari Fishing Camp, Cauvery
We spotted our first crocodile sunning itself on one of the river rocks within a few minutes into our arrival at the Camp
- Fiction: Rockstar
I’ve just discovered a kink in my sexual make-up.
- Casual Racism in Advertising
Skin lightening creams are nothing but a thin manifestation of racism.
- Where Does "Control" Figure in Your Parenting Style?
When I first became a parent, I thought I could control all aspects of bringing up my child.
- McDonald's India - As Indian As You and Me
Being a little chubby should no longer be seen as a matter of pride or a mark of affluence.
- Saving The 'Feriwala'
Why a corporate takeover of the Indian 'bazaar' is not such a good idea.
- Indian Hospitals: 3 Deaths, 24 Hours
I realized the conditions of our hospitals that day
- Life On The High Seas
First hand experiences on board ship on the high seas.
- Marital Breakdowns and Children - Fugitive NRI Woman & Child Detained
A woman, who is accused of parental kidnapping of her US Citizen child to India is detained by CBI as per directive of Supreme Court
- Memories of Medinapur
Medinapur means a lot to me. I grew up hearing tales about Medinapur
- Hygiene Hypothesis
This is the story of every germophobe.
- That Coming of Age Thing
Is it all it's cut out to be?
- Book Review: The Poison Tree - Planted and Grown in Egypt
A Single Independent Egyptian Woman's take on Love and Relationships.
- To Travel or Not To Travel
After six months of living in this city, in this house, it all seemed just like the day we first moved in.
- Animal Husbandry, a la My Wife
When she makes some strange noise, the dogs would follow her wagging their tails, like the rodents followed the fabled Piper.
- US Open 2009 - It Must be Love
A look back at the US Open, where sport succumbed to love.
- Chances, Choices, and Chemistry
The secret code I use to refer to the process of meeting an eligible bachelor is 'A tray session'
- Movie Review: Antichrist by Lars von Trier
The film opens with the pelvic thrusts of William Dafoe ("He") and Charlotte Gainsbourg ("She").
- The Issue of Rifqa Bary
There is a lot going on here, and it is hard to know who is telling the truth.
- Travel Review: Aruba
Did I mention the sand was white? How about the crystal clear turquoise waters?
- Fiction: A Room Of One's Own
This story has been written in third person and then in first person. Which works better and why?
- Quitters do Win
Winston Churchill and his permanent appendage created a positive association between success and smoking in my mind, turning me into a smoker.
- TV Review: Sach Ka Saamna - Moment of Truth
It's the thought police coming to get you.
- Surnames, Globalization, and More
It is high time countries all over the world ditched the notion that every name should consist of a surname and a given name.
- Fiction: The Best of Both Worlds
If only the adults could be pragmatic and not lug so much excess baggage around!
- Cooking For The Family
Its been eight years to my marriage and I find myself chained to the kitchen and not half a good cook as my mom.
- Book Review: The Wish Maker by Ali Sethi
Sethi conveys to his readers the sights, sounds and smells of upper-middle class Pakistan
- Harassment Of Women On Cairo Streets
What makes men in Egypt harass women on the streets with impunity?
Three minutes left for the class to start and the son gets antsy.