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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

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

Is the Coronavirus Lockdown Encouraging a Spike in Domestic Violence Numbers?

Who had imagined living life under a lockdown only months ago? India has spent 44 days in their homes. Everything that we knew about life has changed except the condition or the status of women in our society. Regardless of where you come from, women are still not seen as an equal part of our very profoundly educated society. And the coronavirus has only made the situation worse. While a lockdown due to coronavirus across the globe was being announced, organizations like the WHO was trying to

What it feels like when you are due for surgery and what follows post the procedure!

Have you ever wondered what it really means to have surgery or to go under anaesthesia? I was just put in a spot where I was told that I will be operated in three days. I was told I will be under anaesthesia and that I won't know a thing. I saw anaesthesia as a magic wand that was going to save me from the horror of an unexpected emergency operation. I didn’t know what anaesthesia really does, how it works or how crucial this surgery was to my well-being. I had never really put much thought into

Letters from My Grandmother – A Memory Marked in My Heart!

Letters - have you ever written one? Do you remember sitting on your couch, holding a pen in your one hand and a piece of paper in the other, all set to pen down your emotions to someone you really loved? I do. I remember writing and receiving letters from my grandmother and they are my best childhood memory. In the age of digital media where one is just a Whats App message away, I am sure some have almost forgotten that letters use to be the most powerful and beloved mode of communication at

Kangana Ranout Involves in another ugly brawl, this time with a journalist!

Either trouble follows her or she feels left out when it doesn’t, so, she follows trouble. Nevertheless, trouble is found wherever this girl is, WHY? Meet the not so new damsel in distress, also known as the controversy queen of Bollywood - Kangana Ranaut - all her problems start when a movie of hers is up for a release. She doesn’t really need an introduction anymore. She is one of Bollywood’s highest-paid actors, recipient of multiple prestigious awards, a fine actor, a beautiful lady and a

Tanushree Dutta’s Loses First Battle – Who is Right and Who is Wrong?

Fault in our culture is more evident than ever before. Before you jump on to any conclusions, let me please make it clear that this blog is not about any culture in specific but about practices that we have begun to see as a culture while they are personal preferences or must I say faults? Let's dwell in this particular case. Tanushree Dutta in the wrong or Nana Patekar being guilty - whatever may come out after they have battled it out on every ground possible. Sexual harassment is a monster

#BalanceforBetter – Happy International Women’s Day!

Happy International Women’s Day to all. What a great time to celebrate something as beautiful as womanhood. A day dedicated to women is something that would have sounded like a dream only a couple of decades ago but times are changing. Living in the age of Gen X and Gen Z, it is the best time to do what you like and be who you want to be. Women have had a long and exhausting journey where they had to fight for everything that should have been their birthright but their poise, their

Abhinandan – The Hero That Made India Proud!

Wing Commander Abhinandan Vathaman – One Indian united the entire nation and compelled the world power to laud his courage and lay the right pressure on Pakistan to do what’s right. His dignity, poise and valour while trapped in the claws of the most horrendous situation possible, astounded the world and melted the most insensitive hearts. They simply had to bow before the hero that made India proud. Our hero Abhnandan Varthaman made India proud. Such was the power of the simplicity and the