Luxuries in a Mom’s Life

Sometimes it is important that we mothers also pamper ourselves. Unfortunately, even today when a mother pampers herself, by doing some simple activity that she loves or has some me time, she is called names by the society. The society really has no other job than creating and implementing a moral code of conduct for…

Education Mafia – Extortion

(This article is a series of Educational Mafia, which talks about the tough educational circumstances in India) Education these days, is an expensive affair in India. School fees are on steady rise and keep increasing day by day. Schools never leave an opportunity to charge their students hefty amount on the basis of different reasons….

Sexual Harassment

When we generally talk about sexual harassment, often a woman’s image comes in our mind. Someone, who is harassed, who is hurt, injured and is often the victim. But in reality, apart from women, there are others also who are sexually harassed. Through this blog series, I would be talking about different cases of Sexual…

Not having children post marriage is a choice

Off Late,I have come across a lot of couples, who have mutually decided on not having children. I have a few friends  who are  in their 30’s, single and are fully convinced that even if they find someone, and they get married in near future, they would not have children. I know a few couples,…

Difficulties of Parents during strike

I am a mother of a 4 year old toddler. While growing up in Mumbai, we seldom had any holidays due to strike. Strike was something, that Mumbai definitely did not see in the late 80’s and 90’s. This year, my son has had at least 6 holidays either due to strike or due to …

What Stories Worth Sharing taught me

Story telling was something, that I enjoyed since my childhood. Slowly, and steadily, I forgot that art. Sharing of experiences or your day to day life slowly became a whatsapp affair. There was definitely something missing. The experience of seeing expression on the listener’s face, is the best feedback, a story teller can get. Once…

When parents turn Bullies

Well the title of this  blog may shock you a bit, but sometimes knowingly or unknowingly, the biggest bullies in a child’s life are his parents. Sometimes knowingly, and many a times unknowingly we bully our children. The basic duty of parents is to help make our kids, rough and tough for the world and…

Critic, Reviews and Negative People

India is one of the few countries, where freedom of speech is available for its citizens. This same freedom allows us to criticize our government, our people and most importantly art work. With the cheap availability of smart phones, even more cheaper, internet plans and immense access to social media, almost every other person feels…

Taking Children to workplace

I still remember, during my childhood, when my neighbor used to go to her mother’s office on one fine Saturday. Apart from that, I also visited my father’s office once or twice a year. It was nothing fancy, unlike today, just a table and desk , a ceiling fan and loads and loads of papers….

Balancing Profession and Hobby

By Profession, I am a lawyer but my hobby is writing. My love for law and writing was so deep that I took an undergraduate course in Journalism and then proceeding to study law. If there was one thing that I could never give up in my life, then that is writing. Writing has always…

Difference between comparison and setting a benchmark

Since Childhood, we are taught one thing, to always perform better than our cousins, friends, neighbors, distant relatives or just merely any person existing on this planet. In the process of comparing our children with other children, who may or may not be of the same age and capability, we are somewhere directly or indirectly,…

Gentle Parenting

Gentle parenting, is a new concept, that every new millennial parent wants to adopt. But different people have different concepts of Gentle parenting. So hereunder, is my interpretation of the concept of Gentle Parenting: The word Gentle Parenting as per me means Parenting without being harsh. While, many of you may feel that it is…