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A Year Later…..Opening the Yaadon Ka Meetha Box

“Yaadein mithai ke dabbe ki tarah hoti hain. Ek bar khuli toh kewal ek tukda nahi kha paoge.” It’s been a year since I sat with anxiety, developing a cold feet over the impending trip I had with a bunch of grown-up strangers to a far-off land. A month’s preparation gave way to anxiety and… Continue reading A Year Later…..Opening the Yaadon Ka Meetha Box

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Lonesome

When was the last time I sat down to write something for myself? Months ago, probably. Writing is my job and in the past few days, I have typed scores of imaginable, unimaginable words on my laptop and in desktops across the many workplaces I work. This kind of a whore-like career seems so unfathomable… Continue reading Lonesome

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How informed are we about Sex and Contraception? Not much!

First published here. Even educated professional women could be quite ignorant about the basic facts of sex and how to take precautions before, during and after sex. Sex education is the answer. I remember how my colleagues reacted with utter disbelief when I told them the story of a 14-year-old I saw on a TV… Continue reading How informed are we about Sex and Contraception? Not much!

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My Liberation from my Past: One Moment of Pure Submission to the Present

First published here. “And in that moment of complete submission, I was free, liberated.” I had heard or read this line countless times, always wondering what it really meant! How can one ever attain liberation in submissiveness, in giving in? I had been a submissive person and it landed me in problems. Submissiveness leads to… Continue reading My Liberation from my Past: One Moment of Pure Submission to the Present

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Aziz Ansari and the Art of Respectful Communication in Relationships

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

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I Got My Childhood Friend Back, for a Few Moments

  “There is nothing like the power of unrequited love. Unlike other forms of love, it is not shared. It’s mine and mine alone!” Cheesy dialogue it is. However, the other day while I was watching this epic scene from the movie “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” where Shah Rukh Khan poignantly depicts the pain of… Continue reading I Got My Childhood Friend Back, for a Few Moments