Revenge

Overcome with arrogance, the minister announced in the court itself, a lavish party to celebrate his son’s acquittal. She sat there, having lost everything, except her resolve. As the lawyer mulled over alternatives, she collected herself and left. The masked guests walked into the posh sea facing villa, expecting a good time. A shriek pierced the thick sea air scaring away the birds, as a mask hurled in the air and a lone shot fired. This shriek would haunt the minister for the rest of his life the way she couldn’t shut out her sister’s. First Published – https://www.momspresso.com/parenting/musings-and-reflections/story/revenge?fbclid=IwAR0fTLfDFn9gvAqfMMJrH_aeN5dYD5tDC3s7yYj6r_tLNfgnrGAD_ndacVE

Why Did She Choose THIS One?

Priya was humming to herself as she finished her morning chores. She hummed when she was happy. Mishti, her ten-year-old had left for school and it was her quote on the whiteboard of her room that was the reason for Priya’s happiness. Mishti had seemed to inherit Priya’s love for words or may be Priya had managed to ingrain it into her. Either way, the result was delightful. Every night Mishti would search google up for an appropriate quote that reflected her state of mind. Priya would look forward to reading it as it allowed her a peek into her…

Digital De-addiction- Time To Press The Buzzer

Browsing through the newspaper, I came across a news item talking about a deaddiction centre. I had to reread the snippet just to be sure that I had got it right the first time around. It mentioned a technology deaddiction clinic in Bengaluru being run by NIMHANS doctors. Initially it did strike me as odd but as it sunk in it did make sense. The setting up of such a clinic is just a validation that digital addiction is as real as it gets. It got me looking around and I was alarmed at the revelations. For example, did you…

It’s NOT Mumma’s Job

I am married to a feminist stronger than I am and this I realised with even more clarity after my daughter was born. Even before her birth, both of us would manage our house chores as a team but around the time my daughter was a toddler, I sensed that my husband became quite proactive in doing these chores. As a tired mum, I was more than grateful to receive help of any kind. But his steadfast insistence made me sit up and take note and I wondered aloud as to what his reason was. And his answer brought me to tears…

Sanju- Is He The Enfant Terriblé Or A Lost Boy?

Sanju has been made by people who have a soft spot for Sanjay Dutt and that tender approach shows through. They’ve tried their best to remain objective and not glorify him, but have succeeded only partially. The movie however belongs to Ranbir Kapoor who has imbibed the nuances just enough to make it real and not end up as a caricature. I’ve NEVER been a Sanjay Dutt fan, but Ranbir’s performance almost had me converted. Whether or not it does anything to improve Sanjay Dutt’s enfant terriblé image, it gives Ranbir a reason to smile and we should be happy…