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Wanted Fair, Beautiful, Slim, Educated, Homely Girl…

A distant cousin of marriageable age on the lookout for an ideal match kept on ‘rejecting’ one marriage proposal after… Read More

2 days ago

Being A Single Woman In India

A single female colleague of mine in her early 30s, who had recently shifted to Bhubaneswar, was frantically looking for… Read More

2 weeks ago

Wintering: A Rite of Passage

“Wintering is a fallow period in life when you’re cut off from the world, feeling rejected, sidelined, blocked from progress… Read More

3 weeks ago

Mummy Ki ‘Roti’ Gol, Papa Ka ‘Paisa’ Gol

My son as a four-year-old used to regale us with a popular Hindi poem: Mummy ki Roti gol, gol, Papa… Read More

4 weeks ago

The Power & Solidarity Of Female Friendships

How I wish there was a special word for female friendships! To encompass the huge gamut of emotion, experience, support,… Read More

1 month ago

Marriage Symbols For Women: Tradition, Identity Or Shackles?

It was more than a decade ago and I was travelling in a bus from Bhubaneswar to Puri for a… Read More

2 months ago

Change: The Only Constant In Life

A friend of mine whose son has qualified for one of the top engineering colleges in the country is inconsolable.… Read More

2 months ago

Why We Need Equity More Than Equality

The other day, my husband showed me a social media post with a photograph of a post office with two… Read More

2 months ago

A Bit Of Everything Everyday

Life is short. A year 365 days. And a day 24 hours. All of us want to experience a fulfilling,… Read More

3 months ago

Private Crimes Committed In Public Spaces

I vividly remember an incident that occurred in Bhubaneswar a few years ago. My close friend along with her friend… Read More

3 months ago