I saw a video some time back, that interestingly, traced the evolution of how failure has been viewed in history, over years and over continents. The video helped to shape this article, in which I clearly question the desperate need for success. That Incy Wincy spider may have found the need to climb the wall … Continue reading Failure: The ‘Bitter-Half’ of Success
इस नए साल के आगमन पर मैंने ज़्यादा संदेश नहीं भेजे। न ही ज्यादा लोगों को फोन किया । दरअसल यह नया साल मेरे जीवन में भी काफी कुछ नया लेकर आया तो उसी उधेड़ बुन में व्यस्त थी। कुछ अजीबोग़रीब सी स्थिति लग रही थी । यहाँ एक पूरा वर्ष पलट रहा था । … Continue reading बदलाव
While she failed to settle down with the idea, there was another heart-rending experience added to my kitty. My cuckoo bird suddenly became "papa's doll"
Before you make a wish, bow your head in gratitude. There is always something to be thankful for! I was merely ten years old when this new teacher joined my school. She was Mrs Elizabeth John. Besides being my class teacher, she also happened to be my neighbour. She lived in a huge green coloured … Continue reading The Wishlist
Seven-year-old Shreya was having a casual conversation with her mother. As she expressed her views, she was met with a very laid-back remark by her father, “Oh! Are you that dumb Shreya?” He did not expect to hear what he did! “Yes Dad, I am. Specially at Mathematics.” Shreya’s parents were taken by surprise by … Continue reading Positive and Negative Reinforcement: A Reflection of how Children View Themselves
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