I had a fun day today. A movie, some shopping and all you please, yet my mind is just not at peace. My heart is heavy trepidations many. I was shot down today for speaking my mind. Threatened by me some men failed to see my love for humanity. Some others tore me apart for … Continue reading Every Woman in Me
Just days after I set foot into this world, began elaborate sessions of oil massages- mustard and apricot, the right proportions of olive and almond; not to forget granny's practice of using 'ghee' from a lone cow's milk. It was all done, coupled with the right movements of fingers and hands for not less than three long years. But it was too early to predict and efforts could not stop at this.
So, there were quite a few skeletons in the closet! Now that some of them are out in the open, I am sure it will give women the courage to pull out some more. India’s #MeToo movement has disclosed some shocking facts and I am going to talk about them at two levels. Just yesterday … Continue reading India’s #MeToo Movement and our Constant State of Denial
We never know what happens when life happens, unless it actually happens! Today we are so caught in this idea of “myself” that we gradually lose out on our “other self”. It is hard to say whether life is ready to entangle us or is it we ourselves who are willing to get entangled… … Continue reading Two Lives
One from the archives. This piece found a place in the HER WORLD section of THE TRIBUNE published on August 26, 2001. One of my very early and raw pieces, it came much before the advent of the #MeToo movement and similar stuff. It can also be accessed on www.tribuneindia/days of Rajni Not that I ever … Continue reading From the Days of Rajni
Without the fear of sounding cliché, let me put it this way- if my life were a book, my childhood would be its most memorable chapter. Undoubtedly, a sizeable portion of this golden phase would include the memoirs of my school days. Narratives that would be incomplete without the mention of the role played by … Continue reading We love our teachers but…
Welcome to ‘A Hundred Quills’. The title of my blog will probably intrigue you and I do plan to keep the suspense for a while. But for now, all I can say is that my blog may have a new name and a new address but I’m not really new to the process. I have … Continue reading Hello…