All posts by Bhavika Batra

More than a year with Covid and a lifetime without our loved ones. They mattered!

Loss – the word sounds so small and yet makes you feel something that nothing else in this world can. Loss is like an abyss, when you experience it, there’s only a fall, a tempestuous, dark fall. One such fall has been orchestrated by this covid pandemic that has pushed millions of us into the kind of abyss from which you never rise, that doesn’t have a silver lining, that doesn’t leave any room for hope, that leaves you bereft. Coronavirus, covid waves, vaccines, the battle for survival and

We knew it won’t last but it was too beautiful to overlook!

Online dating? I was repulsed by the idea when someone first suggested it back in 2012. Was it even sane to look for love online? In two days’ time, I too had become one of those sorry seekers of love, using fake identities and a blurred picture to find true love on a virtual platform. Another two days and I posted my own picture but didn’t change the username and I was overwhelmed by the number of messages I received; some nice, some over sweet, and some deplorable, but mostly nice. I

My gender doesn’t define me!

There is a lot of chatter about feminist, chauvinism, misogyny, gender equality, and women's rights. Women make half of our world, and yet, they don’t enjoy even half of the perks that men do but why? Is gender equality a hoax? What would you say a woman is all about? Is she just a mother, a sister, a wife, a homemaker, or a doctor, a scientist, or an engineer? Some of them are the roles she plays in the family and some are the professions she excels in but what is the definition of a woman?

Is Quarantine the Key to Answer Our Perennial Existential Questions?

Quarantine – the word sounds dreadful. Let’s accept the fact that none of us want to be locked in a room for 14 days, having no connection with the outside world. It is almost killing to imagine being alone in a small room, not being able to touch or hug our loved ones.   But is it really the fear of not being able to see family and friends or the fear of being left alone with our thoughts that drives us crazy? Why are we so afraid of spending time with ourselves?   When it

What Immigration means for Indians and how Canada is Ignoring People with Expired CoPR?

Immigration – the word doesn’t sound fancy if we go by its literal meaning but for many, immigration stands for the fulfilment of dreams, it stands for opportunity and it stands for a fresh start. It is this charm that immigration encapsulates for which people across the globe pack their lives in bags, leave their homes behind and relocate to new countries.   One particular country that has become the hot favourite of Indians from the immigration perspective is Canada. It is one

Farmer’s Protest – is it a tool to get what they want or a weapon to blackmail the Government?

Do you have valid reasons to do what you are doing? May be yes! But can you justify what you are doing? Certainly not. But is it going to benefit anyone? Chances are bleak. If you are wondering what I am on about, let me state it clearly, I am talking about the current protests held in Delhi by Punjab farmers. Now, before you start scouring my communal background, I must tell you, I am a Punjabi who has her roots in Punjab. And, I do not agree with how this farmer's protest has taken place and

Lockdown- a medical emergency or a sinister conspiracy?

 2020 - a year of uncertainty and anxiety, a year when the world locked, unlocked, and again locked itself. So much has changed and everyone is trying to make peace with the new normal. Masks have become a part of life, hand sanitizer is an added item found in everyone's bags, traveling is more like a nightmare where we need passes or a covid negative test to cross state borders, and social gatherings have become extinct. What makes matters worse is the fact that we meet everyone with

The Political Lobbies and the Bollywood has been Exposed #KanganaRanaut

  Law has been murdered, democracy has been demolished and free speech has been arrested. Today, India saw a new low in the history of the histrionics that our political clowns show from time to time. They killed a star in his house and assumed that the public will forget about it in no time and they also succeeded in manipulating the truth initially. But then came a voice from the woman who has always taken a stand for what is right. Kangana Ranaut, the recipient of the Padma Shri

One month to Sushant Singh Rajput ’s death – a month spent in immense grief, speculations and prayers!

Sushant Singh Rajput - a name that emerged from the Indian TV industry and forayed into Bollywood with a movie called Kai Po Che. We didn’t have many expectations from this movie as it had three new faces and two of them had come from the small screen. And yet, people saw the movie, enjoyed its plot, and specifically appreciated Sushant’s work. At that time, he was just another TV actor who ventured into movies with a surprise hit. But was he just another actor making a big move? His success was

Is Government the only one to be Blamed for Covid-19 Lockdown Failure!

Ignorance is bliss they say. I guess, this is precisely the reason why we ignored all the signs of a pandemic preparing to take an ugly shape. But the fact is that bliss that comes as a result of ignorance is shallow and meaningless and the same is the case with Coronavirus; our ignorance could not and did not save us from this demon.  Today, we have almost 5 million Covid-19 cases worldwide and India just crossed the 100,000 mark, after a frustrating Tom & Jerry chase that started about 100

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