Author Archives: shunalishroff
I went to Lahore, and it was more than I had imagined it to be. (As featured in the Conde Nast Traveller)
A holiday in the tea estates of Darjeeling with two nature hating creatures. (As featured in the Conde Nast Traveller)
What Shashi Tharoor hates about New York and loves about New Delhi (published in Conde Nast Traveller)
A woman wanting more out of life isn’t good for a man’s eco system – My piece for the Taj Colloquium
Formal education and an ability to pay their own bills have indeed played a decisive role in the empowerment of women. Being financially dependent does put you at a disadvantage like little else. Last month, Suneeta, a woman who works as a domestic help at my parents’ home threw her perpetually drunk and often violent husband out of her house. Having produced three children in quick succession, not counting the two children she had lost to death over the past ten years, Suneeta had begun to earn her livelihood as soon as her youngest was old enough to attend municipal school. She found the courage to put an end to a lifetime of abuse because she was finally bringing home the bread.
There is something strange going on at our house. The Older Child of the family is behaving in a manner that is neither normal, nor has it been previously witnessed in this household. Yesterday mother walked into the house and found the child lying stretched on the living room floor, staring at her phone screen, her hand dextrously tapping away on it.