I am a typical example of what one could call a “jack of all trades and master of none” in my eternal quest to attain the impossible- the reduction of weight. The fact that my blouses were refusing to go in with ease eluded me till it was a little too late. I always put … Continue reading Battle of the Bulge
Vaidehi watched her son's happy face from behind the curtains. It seemed ages since he'd had such a wonderful time. She continued watching the way he threw back his head and laughed at what Hannah told himâ€¦ They had shared a good friendship through their childhood, living in the same neighbourhood. He had moved on … Continue reading Happy Ending?
I read the article ‘Obesity and the stigma’ by Srikanth Sharan (The Hindu, Open page Sunday, October 11, 2009) with interest and some reservation. I agree with him that we all seem to have become a slave to the fashion industry as far as being figure conscious or being obsessed with our physical attribute is … Continue reading Discrimination Against Dark Skin
After watching the delightful English Vinglish, where the obnoxious teen traumatises her mother at every stage with the help of her equally insufferable father, I could not help empathise with the simple homemaker who is saddled with a family that feels a kind of entitlement. The teen feels that her mother needs to be at … Continue reading The Entitlement Syndrome
We Indians know how to handle other people’s problems. We all have opinion about how cricketers should play and when they should retire. We also have opinion on what the captain should have done or shouldn’t have done. We also have an opinion on what the police and politicians should have done for most of … Continue reading Impact Of Suicide On The Family
Ralph Waldo Emerson said, ‘Don’t say things. What you are stands over you the while, and thunders so that I cannot hear what you say to the contrary.’ Things have changed since 1864 from the time he felt that what you actually ‘are’ is more important than what you ‘say’. Today it has more to … Continue reading Judging By Face Value Or Talent
The big bad Delhi to the very safe Mumbai…No place is safe enough for my daughter and her tribe in our wonderful land of revering goddesses. I am afraid for my daughter, period. We have the various news channels and placards stating, “don’t dictate us what to wear; tell your boys not to rape,” or … Continue reading Why I Need To Be Afraid For My Daughter When She Ventures Out