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Random Notes on the Role of the Modern Woman

A confusing scenario; a messy state of affairs – women are supposed to be well-bred, educated and enlightened but at the same time their individual choices and career preferences have to be compromised in the face of pushy social norms. While men have always required women to work side-by-side with them – be it in farmlands, or orchards, or managing entire households and the finances while the men were at war or away on voyage – it is the modern trend of equal financial contributors that has added to the role of the women. In most families today, the burden of loans, lifestyle and spiraling expenses is forcing reliance on double-income and when this trend started more than a decade back, there emerged the concept of DINK – Double Income No Kids. But as women developed work-family life balance, social and familial demands on compliance to traditional child bearing and rearing roles were reasserted. Continue reading

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In Search of my Muse

Why I recalled and wanted to talk about this conversation on my blog, is because today I realize that he was very true in his observations regarding creativity and the need to feel strongly about something or someone. Over the years, my own ability to emote and write with passion has also diminished. My best writings were at a time when I enjoyed solitude and had ample time to reflect on my desires, my needs and unfulfilled dreams. Continue reading

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Straight from the heart

The imagery was precisely related to me, as a married woman. The henna stain symbolized the sometimes harsh impact of domesticity on the gossamer fabric of matrimonial bliss, and dreams. Continue reading

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Once upon a time …

This is a story of evasion – the way I try to evade the new beginnings of each day and the way each beginning eludes its own end. It may have been the story of life, alas, only if it had an end! It is then actually a story of quest – the quest for a conclusion. Continue reading

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The “first quarter of the first nuptial year”

 Human beings have developed the concept of milestones – to keep track, to reminiscence, to celebrate, to mourn, to repair, to learn, to evolve, and mostly just for the heck of it. I have also decided to document the key … Continue reading

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Of Bindis and Bangles – Concluding Part

I am emotional, passionate and artistic and chubby. I was empowered with this self-knowledge after reading Cheiro’s Language of the Hand. My palm has a red, full-fleshy, dome-like Venus mount which strongly asserts my emotional and passionate (read, romantic) side. … Continue reading

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Of Bindis and Bangles – Part I

Marriage comes with its own set of “tackle-it-right-now” issues. From creatively planning the stuffing in the breakfast parathas to cruelly ignoring the heap of washed clothes begging to be ironed or stashed away; I am wrestling well with time-constraints and … Continue reading

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