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For the love of him…

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For the love of him…

Life and Ambition

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It was a day of conversations and a bit of introspection. My friend was restless that day. Fidgety and aloof. I let him be for a while – just like that and then the frightful inquisitiveness of a woman took over. “What is it?” I asked. He put his mug down, stood up and pulled me to a quiet corner of the open air café we were in. I could feel a mild palpitation building up.

Masked Lives

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"Love" says it all...

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 Language has always been restrictive to the vast meaning of love! The emotions that the word brings out is inclusive of the universe – it could be love for your partner, a mother’s love, love for your pet, a murderer’s love to kill, love of God, love for your country, paternal love, brotherly love and so on. The possibilities are countless!

Have you ‘altar-ed’ your name?

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When Aditi Singh* married Ritwik Kapoor,* she decided to keep her maiden name for several reasons. First, she had just received her master’s degree in International Business, with her name, and thought it would not be pertinent to change the same soon after. Ritwik was fine with it, and there wasn’t any disagreement between the couple.

"Electronically Yours"

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I sat down one day with all work done and totally bored! I thought of catching up with friends and/or cousins, whoever is good enough to pick up my call! After half an hour of talking to every lady on the ‘voice mail’ of every phone I tried, I gave up! Looks like no human voices are available anymore to talk to, it is all electronics dear!
 

The Face Behind the Veil - "Fear"

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Whether it be the three Muses or the Fates of Greek and Roman mythology, whether it be Kali, Draupadi, Radha or Sita, women have been idolised and revered. Why then are women battered, enslaved, exploited, subjugated and held on a leash? Do the two concepts not clash? Or does this dichotomy depict the essential aspects of the yin and yang?

Beyond Misogyny

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It is ironic that in India, the premier persons who came forward to claim ‘women’s rights’ were not women but were men. Balaram Das, a sixteenth century poet, very well known inside Orissa but lesser known to out side world, is considered as the premier of feminism.

Mother-Daughter Conflict

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“To compound matters, I had a tempestuous relationship with my mother, and feared the inevitable kickback sure to follow such a final and dramatic departure from daughterhood. What if, instead of joy and excitement, my mother felt threatened by the baby, and pushed even further into the margins of my life?

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