Who is a witch? (Re-establishing a new meaning to the word)

witchNo, I am not talking about Hermione Granger. When we say a witch, the first image that comes in our mind is – a broom, a cauldron, a wand and a black hooded attire. Ofcourse that is a western influence. The desi style is – long untidy hair, saree with the pallu brushing the floor, thick kohl lined eyes. Continue reading “Who is a witch? (Re-establishing a new meaning to the word)”

Should I be worried about my daughter’s dark-skin?

images-02I asked this question to my elder sister to which her reaction was – “what rubbish! Gone are those days when girls were judged by their complexion. Don’t you see Bipasha Basu or Nandita Das?” Well, then how come these fairness products lion-walk on the streets of Indian markets? Why every other household has got these products like a daily necessity?… Continue reading “Should I be worried about my daughter’s dark-skin?”

Economic abuse –form of domestic violence

economic-abuse-concept-d-illustration-title-legal-document-76266804How many of us do we know the term ‘economic abuse’? How many of us have even heard of such a phrase? For few days, I have been asking friends and neighbours if they have got any knowledge of such a term. They had no idea, let alone of being aware of the fact that this economic abuse is a legal and moral crime… Continue reading “Economic abuse –form of domestic violence”

In-laws, your extended family or your only family?

images01Once, a lady told me that in our country after marriage a small towner girl tend to think that her in-laws are her only family and she forgets about her birth parents. Whereas, according to her, the picture should be this that she should treat her in-laws as her extended family i.e. not ignoring her responsibilities towards her mom and dad. My question was – is it that simple?… Continue reading “In-laws, your extended family or your only family?”

My first blog

Hello reader,thanks for paying attention to me. This is my first ever blog and I am not sure how to start this. Bored out of my unemployment (as I am a techie turned housewife) I have decided to talk, letting you people have a view of my mind. And this is the best way I can do it. On my following posts I intend to write about things that surround me and put impacts on me. It will include the minute domestic issues that go unnoticed , trying to draw your attention to the fact that how these apparently tiny issues can complicate our lives. I hope people (especially women) from south Asian countries will be able to relate themselves to these writings, whereas citizens from other countries may not even believe that these matters can really exist in this modern day era. I hope you will like it, so please keep following.