My Baby Turns One!

My baby turns one!  Sorry for the cliche, but how else was I supposed to cry out loud about the excitement. Last year, while we had just begun struggling with the pandemic, I had published my first poetry collection on World Poetry Day. Little did I know, we were going on an indefinite lockdown. MyContinue reading “My Baby Turns One!”

Why We Need Feminism in 2021 #30

Day 30 of #whyweneedfeminismin2021 We really need to stop glamourising men who don’t slap/cheat/misbehave/mistalk. It is normal. It is human. With this we come to the end of the series. And although I have to say, and you have to admit that these are but snippets of our societal discrimination. It is impossible that aContinue reading “Why We Need Feminism in 2021 #30”

Why We Need Feminism in 2021 #24

Day 24 of #whyweneedfeminismin2021 Juggling responsibilities has been a constant confusion. I wonder why! Oh, so many roles, mother, daughter, wives, daughter-in-law, sisters, chef, cooking, cleaning, pick up the child, drop them to school, visit friends, show up at every functions, look good, don’t be tired. It is all unrealistic, all inhuman. #qotd Do youContinue reading “Why We Need Feminism in 2021 #24”

Why We Need Feminism in 2021 #18

Now this one is my favourite, I cannot wait any longer to put it out here. Yes, not all men! YES, NOT ALL MEN!! I get it. What I don’t get is why do I have to keep listening to it as rote whenever I talk about feminism, or equality, or about someone glaring atContinue reading “Why We Need Feminism in 2021 #18”

Why We Need Feminism in 2021 #8

Feelings and emotions are neutral and no human should have to hide them. Even today the society uses the term #manup so callously that it leaves a negative impact on people. No one should have to hide them needlessly. Read More: Why We Need Feminism in 2021#7

Why We Need Feminism in 2021#7

Personally, I do not mind if one calls me Mrs. Master or Aunt Malaprop for that matter. But I find it wrong that women still need to be addressed in regard to their relationship status. Why don’t we just remove all ther other jazz and stick with Ms. Also, I gave in to the trendContinue reading “Why We Need Feminism in 2021#7”

Why We Need Feminism In 2021 #5

#qotd when was the first time you heard the term ‘Paraya dhan’ or the fact that you will be ‘given away’ when you get married. #aotd I was 12 years old when I heard the term paraya dhan or ‘parki thapan’ to be precise which is almost equivalent in Gujarati. I don’t think I wasContinue reading “Why We Need Feminism In 2021 #5”

One Breath AT A Time

Trying to find my balance in an absolutely imbalanced world. I can’t see it but there has to be, has to to be some thin thread of hope that I can cling to, hold on to. Untill that thin reality flows in, let the universe spin, but I will stand on my values, the oneContinue reading “One Breath AT A Time”

सूरज से गुफ्तगू #50

न नगमे न सपनेन तेरा न मेराचल बीच राह ही कही मिलते हैजी जान से नहीं बस उन ढाई हर्फो को निभाते हैमुश्किल सही नामुमकिन तो नहींहसना और रोना भी पर तेरा साथ तो सहीअब कोई कहानी तेरी छुपी नहींमेरे पंख अब मोम के नहींन अब कोई इंतज़ार है, न सितारों को पाने की चाहतहैContinue reading “सूरज से गुफ्तगू #50”

सूरज से गुफ्तगू #49

प्यार और इश्क़ में फर्क समाज आयातेरे और मेरे बीच का फर्क आज समाज आयादिन और रात सा अंतर है हमारे दर्मियापर देख फिर भी अब तक का कारवां क्या खूब निभाया हैइस बार तू छोड़ के नहीं गयाअब यकीन है इस बार नहीं जायेगासांज और सवेरे से पहले का साथ तू खूब निभाएगा ReadContinue reading “सूरज से गुफ्तगू #49”