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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. Continue reading »






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Pokemon Go – Is it is going to ruin our kids? This is what dogs think of it.




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.






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Confessions of a ‘born again’ vegetarian – my piece in The Quint




It is only when I travel to Europe or to the Far East that I begin to feel the weight of my sacrifice. This gets compounded by the fact that my friends and family are mostly non-vegetarian and help themselves not only to the pork, prawns and the chicken on the table but also to my limited portion of tofu and pak choi. This upsets me no end. As if it isn’t bad enough that I have to watch them eat the food I used to love but I also have to give up large portions of the conciliatory food options that fall in my quota.






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The curse of the stiletto. Should women be liberating themselves from high heels?




However, today, when those blessed hormones have ebbed, I find that wearing a pair of high heels on an evening out means having to cancel most of my appointments the next day and the day after. The after math of stilettos at 40 means lying in bed like an invalid smelling of Iodex and waiting for the massage lady to show up. It isn’t only the calves that hurt now, the toes, the soles, ankles…every single suffering bone in your foot lets you know just what a fool you have been.






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However, today, when those blessed hormones have ebbed, I find that wearing a pair of high heels on an evening out means having to cancel most of my appointments the next day and the day after. The after math of stilettos at 40 means lying in bed like an invalid smelling of Iodex and waiting for the massage lady to show up. It isn’t only the calves that hurt now, the toes, the soles, ankles…every single suffering bone in your foot lets you know just what a fool you have been.






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A mom’s guide to a One Direction concert (Conde Nast Traveller)




http://www.cntraveller.in/story/mom-s-guide-one-direction-concerts/






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Flying with kids – the dos and don’ts (Conde Nast Traveller)




http://www.cntraveller.in/story/flying-kids-dos-and-don-ts/






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The goodness that is Gulmarg (Conde Nast Traveller)




http://www.cntraveller.in/story/the-goodness-that-is-gulmarg/#s-cust0






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The first taste of paradise – Srinagar (Conde Nast Traveller)




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Wake up bibliophiles of Mumbai, The Times Litfest 2015 is upon us!




  The literary aspirations of our country have been on the rise since a few years now. Literary Festivals, which are being organized with increasing frequency all over the country, seem to have replaced Fashion Weeks that were previously held in these very cities. As things stand, for intellectuals, bibliophiles, writers and socialites alike, to … Continue reading »






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