Period. End of Sentence- Why Watch It With Your Children

Oscars brought a reason for cheer as little documentary from India made it big. The UP-based documentary film Period. End of Sentence emerged winner in the Best Documentary short category. It’s a reason to cheer on many levels. The fact that it’s a crowd funded project, or that it is produced and directed by women and above all it talks about menstruation…. In India… where its not just the taboos but the squeamishness surrounding it that makes it a hush hush affair. To bring this subject out in the open is a great step towards initiating discussion. It gives hope that we…

To Find Your Prince, You Have To Kiss Many A Frog

Their shifts had just ended, so with cups of tea in their hands, they headed to sit under their favourite tree in the campus. In the past year, being posted in the same unit, they’d come to know each other well and rather enjoyed each other’s company. Relishing the steaming cup, Reva looked affectionately at Ahaan. She found him quite delightful. He was intelligent, had a great sense of humour and they shared quite a few interests. But the best part was, he was attentive towards her and she could be herself around him. He never judged her and just…

The Perfect Plan

The crisp currency notes felt heavenly between his fingers as he caressed them lovingly, envisioning the comfortable future that lay ahead of him. And the smell….no one had ever told him what currency smelt like. It had an aroma of success, happiness and security. As Kisan looked at all the bundles on his bed in the modest Shahdara shanty, he couldn’t help notice the stark contrast. They didn’t seem to belong there. That would change soon… this money would ensure that. If he wasn’t in a rush, he would have paused to savour them but he had to hurry. All…

My Head Shall Never Bow

As the OB vehicle made its way in the dusty by lanes of a small village in Haryana, the little kids gathered around excitedly. For a sleepy village, this was enough to create a ruckus, only that, now everyone knew where they were headed. Without even having to ask, the children pointed out Amma ji’s house for Tanya. Amused, she ruffled the hair of the littlest of the imps before heading towards her destination. Once there, they were told that Amma ji was in the class and would join them in a while. Tanya and her crew made their way…

Teri Meri Kahaani- A Real Love Story #AmWriting

I often tell my husband that he has never given me any chance to say, ” Oh! You were so different then and look at you now.” He laughs with that mischievous twinkle in the eye, that he knows so well, how much I love, when I say, “You are just the same… Just as bad… Just as imperfect….then and now.” This should probably give you an idea of the tone of our relationship. For us, there were no ‘best -foot-forward’ moments but definitely a lot of ‘foot-in-mouth’ ones. May be because neither was looking for love when we found…

My Daughter And I: New Year Goals

Making resolutions is something we all do and most if not all, also end up NOT sticking to them. Yours truly is no exception to that and fed up of my ways, in 2018 I finally ‘resolved’ that this would be a ‘no-resolution-year-for-me’. If I say, it took a weight off my shoulders, that would be an understatement. 2018 was a very unpredictable year, with so many changes and transitions and I quite enjoyed the adventure that came with going with the flow. Hopping off the resolutions’ bandwagon allowed me a vantage point to look at my life as an…