First published on Women's Web. Communication is a two-way street. It does not depend on gender or race or even class. Different settings require you to communicate in different ways. And non-verbal communication has always been a part of communicational strategy; all of us have been taught that in schools. I’m surprised to see that… Continue reading Aziz Ansari and the Art of Respectful Communication in Relationships
It’s there. In the middle of conversations, at the end of a funny joke, as the laughter dies a natural death on plum lips. It lies. Strangled to my wiry hair, cobwebbed all over a single pillow. It is stuck to the foam at the end of a beer bottle, lying beside all the others,… Continue reading Gham
Just a few hours before 2018 enters and my mother heaves a sigh of relief, telling me, “This year, everything good will happen to you!” Last year, on January 1, we had to abruptly cancel our New Year plans when I fell sick. And none of the plans worked in 2017. I am not gonna… Continue reading Year End Analysis of an Over-thinker
I have been blogging for the most of 2017. Amidst the cacophony of new political developments, economic upsurging and much more circus and drama, I tried to put up a brave front to the possibility of losing my job and coping with it. The first few months passed away in anticipation while April 25 brought… Continue reading Why I thought of Starting a New Blog? Because I am playing the Victim Card
Because it can cost you your soul First published here. It’s been two years since that night in Kolkata where I couldn’t sleep because of the incessant crying. The pain was too much to bear and I couldn’t even scream. I wasn’t in my home, I was in a guest house and I bore the… Continue reading Why you Should Never Put anyone on a Pedestal ?
The whole world is grappling with the consequences of a few women opening the can of worms around Harvey Weinstein and his company which allegedly took advantage of young wannabe female actors by subjecting them to sexual abuse and favors. It is not shocking for people in any industry to hear about such things happening… Continue reading Women Stay Silent for a Long Time before they Speak Up. Why? I’ll tell you Why!
This is my favourite time of the year. Regardless of my “almost atheist” attitude or the fact that I do not belong to the land of Bengal which reveres this festival, I have a special affinity towards Durga Puja. Or Pujo, as I have begun to call it. Yes, there is a lot of Bengali… Continue reading Ah Pujo! May my Bangaliness Stay Intact Always!
Think Working Non-stop is a Good Thing? If Only... I had been working non-stop for more than a month. I haven’t written blogs or journals in the longest time. I’d be honest. I wanted more money. Money was my chief concern. And I wanted to do everything I can to get more deposited in my… Continue reading Here’s What Working Non-stop Taught Me
I watched a good movie after a long time – Annabelle Creation – which made me happy though it was scary as hell! I like to be scared, sometimes. Life can be extremely boring without the paranormal disturbing us. Love stories seem to have fizzled out, from reel and real life alike. I cried the… Continue reading Movies, Past and Real Life – You find an Interlink
“Do not trust a person who says Trust Me.” Acclaimed poet Jayant Mohapatra said these words when he visited my college back in 2013. I was a novice media professional then and had a different kind of attitude, typical of people in their early years. I made it a point to remember this one… Continue reading Trust Me, You should Avoid the Phrase – “Trust Me”