Mom = Multitasking, a funny take

Few days back I found myself doing this! That’s when I realized how much we moms value every single idle second in our life. The 3 seconds that I found idle while my throat and mouth were working in tandem on gargling, I judiciously decided to spend on reading the oh-not-so-important WhatsApp messages. How smart to beat the timeclock and get the best out of the 6 times a day I need to gargle during my sore throat days! Continue reading “Mom = Multitasking, a funny take”

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#StopJudging Me For Spending Diwali At My Mayaka And NOT Sasural

Oh so you are NOT celebrating Diwali in “your” house? You mean, you will be in your hometown but you won’t stay at your in-laws (refers to “your” house) for Diwali?

 

Every year and year after year, I dread this question. To the extent that I am now tempted to not divulge the details unless really needed. I am instantly perceived as that insensitive bahu who has abandoned her in-laws, stolen the son of the house and disregarded tradition.

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Am I Closer To My Mom At 35?

Am I getting closer to my mom as I am growing older? Am I more affectionate than I was earlier? Did my perception of her undergo a huge overhaul after having to raise my own kids? The answer to all of these, I guess we all know, is a BIG YES

 

When I was 16 and my mother frowned at me for talking too much to boys or bunking lectures for movies, buying short dresses or not finishing that unimaginably full glass of milk? I would just go mental. I remember getting very embarrassed and mad opening my lunchbox which always had a fruit while others feasted on samosas and ice-creams.

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The Girl Shouldn’t Have Gone Out At 12 #StopVictimShaming

What kind of absurdity is that? Are girls animals that they have defined zoo timings? Why are we even speaking about Feminism here in this country when top rank lawmakers speak this language? Stop the rubbish about Beti-Bachao then.

“The girl shouldn’t have gone out at 12 in the night. Why was she driving so late?” says BJP State Vice President Ramveer BhattiSexual Harassment at work

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I Am That Mother Who Is Shy To Talk On Matters Of Sexuality To Kids

I know a lot is being said regarding educating kids on matters of sexuality, to teach them about good touch and bad touch, to talk to them matter of factly. Every time I read a post, I am reminded that I need to breach this topic. But then when the situation arises, I find myself quite tongue tied.

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DONOT Stare At Me Please #WarriorWomen

I think that’s where the discrimination starts and in my opinion that’s the first thing we need to teach our boys, young and old. When a young teenage girl walks out of the school premises on to the street, I often notice my cab driver staring at her, checking her out top to bottom.

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Yesterday I was at a reputed sports center and the coach was idling around on a bench. He had no better job so he was checking me out in full glory. I tried to stare back at him, I fixed my gaze at him too which is when he pretended to be looking some other way. But then the moment I turned he was back to starting at me, till the time he saw my husband come around and hold my hand. Continue reading “DONOT Stare At Me Please #WarriorWomen”

Why Are Moms Always Tired, Even After A Full Night’s Sleep

Yes, I think I sleep almost the right amount, read close to 7 or 7.5 hours. And that’s almost uninterrupted now that my kids sleep though the night. But if you ask me this question, the answer is still a YES. I feel tired and exhausted even after a full night’s sleep.

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You could argue that a low Vit D or sedentary life could be at work. But none apply in my case. I do have all my medical stats in green as I write this.   And I am a fitness freak. Maybe that’s the reason and I will talk about that in a bit.

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The Girl Shouldn’t Have Gone Out at 12

What kind of absurdity is that? Are girls animals that they have defined zoo timings? Why are we even speaking about Feminism here in this country when’s top rank lawmakers speak this language? Stop the rubbish about Beti-Bachao then.

“The girl shouldn’t have gone out at 12 in the night. Why was she driving so late?” says BJP State Vice President Ramveer Bhatti

 

Someone please raise a voice against victim shaming. To malign the victim is appalling.

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