Aryanka put in the final strokes of colour and paused to see her handiwork. The edges were a little off, she thought and set down to correct it. Finally, after two hours of painstaking work, she stepped back and looked at the clock. It was almost eight o’clock. The bell would ring any moment now. … Continue reading Yours, Forever
Rhia couldn’t believe the words being hurled at her. She recovered quickly enough and yelled back at her accuser. ‘You’re always only expecting me to handle everything. As if I am your personal maid, house-cleaner, cook, etc. Don’t I have feelings? What about me? What about what I like?’ ‘What about you, huh? What about … Continue reading An I for an I
When I got to know about a book titled 'Status Single' written by a popular and well-respected author in Indian literary circles, I knew I had to read it by all means. Fortunately, I was given the opportunity to review it for WomensWeb, and a copy found its way to me. To say I loved the … Continue reading Book Review: Status Single
Religion has always created a divide amongst Indians that love and humanity can never fill up. Rationality, what’s what? The Babri Masjid demolition is seared in Indian history as one of the most devastating events that caused largescale destruction and deaths, an incident that sparked subsequent tragedies and terrorist activities. But Bombay, as it was … Continue reading Book Review: House of Discord
A story about a married couple who discover the journey to being happily married isn't as obstacle-free as originally imagined. Blurb: Caution: Marriage Ahead ... Yashodhara, a quick-tempered gal from the big city, is hitched to Vijay, a laidback desi boy from a small town - in one word, trouble! The young couple must learn to … Continue reading Book Review: Just Married, Please Excuse
It was a steep but short flight of stairs. I tentatively put one foot above the other and heaved myself up in the dark over each step. I tried following the host who had welcomed me with a curt nod. But he had already disappeared from view. I came to the landing, then moved across … Continue reading The Book Club Shock Treatment
Mother - the word conjures up many images in our mind, a multitude of emotions, a plethora of memories for each of us. Some of you may even have had two mothers; one, the biological mother you owe our life to and one, who raised you and loved you - a granny, or a trusted … Continue reading Mother’s Day? My Way!
Love is hard. It always has been so. Life, not so much. Why then do we make things complicated and take love to be the easy bit while making our own lives difficult through our actions and decisions? What makes us not take the challenges that life throws at us seriously enough and instead add more of … Continue reading The Modern Day Woman of Today