Solemn Thoughts

The last dawn it was for them,for tomorrow ceased to exist.Came the moment When, sans mercy, the storm swept.They left their loved oneswithout saying their final goodbyes. Engulfed by a stark-cold harshness,millions stand today,with vanished smiles and shattered dreams.The tumultuous journey stretchesfar and beyond.Enveloped in darkness, the light seems far,unfathomable in the horizon. Breaking the shackles that imprison our minds,in compassion and tolerancelet us all unite,stepping up the … Continue reading Solemn Thoughts

Buttons on the Right Or Left, It’s All About Wearing Clothes In Style!

With warmer temperatures greeting us, it is time for spring cleaning. To breeze through this tedious process and expedite things, I volunteered to help the younger man in my house organize his closet. Hidden among his woolens was a buttoned shirt that I had not seen him wearing in years. He had obviously outgrown it ages ago. When “Recycle and Reuse” is the slogan that we … Continue reading Buttons on the Right Or Left, It’s All About Wearing Clothes In Style!

Feminism Is Not About Bashing Men, It’s About Equality

A concept that saw the light of dawn in the 19th century, feminism over the years has been painted with various shades and hues. It goes without saying that any movement that seeks to spread the message of equality  qualifies as adhering to the tenets of human ethics. Feminism is one such beautiful idea, but its purity wanes when it is misinterpreted.  Sadly the very … Continue reading Feminism Is Not About Bashing Men, It’s About Equality

We Never Stop Becoming, We Keep Changing!

Michelle Obama’s Becoming found its way to my Kindle soon after it was released in 2018. The memoir chronicles her journey right from her childhood days till her final days in the White House. Saying that the book makes a very interesting read is but stating the obvious. But, what I appreciated most was the honesty and candidness with which Obama discusses the triumphs and … Continue reading We Never Stop Becoming, We Keep Changing!

Celebrating Womanhood On International Women’s Day

A quote from Ruth Bader Ginsburg meticulously summarizes a truth that builds the edifice of gender equality. An ardent advocate for women’s rights, she had said, “Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.” Yes, the possibilities are infinite, and women have the capability to make their mark in all fields.  Every year, the world … Continue reading Celebrating Womanhood On International Women’s Day

More Women In Meetings Sans Voices: Japan’s New Plan

With complete honesty, I am ready to accept that I am the most talkative person in the house. This is because I am an extrovert by nature. I may not talk sense all the time, but I have given my fair share of logic and wisdom to my family. So as long as I do not drive anyone nuts by jabbering incessantly, where does the … Continue reading More Women In Meetings Sans Voices: Japan’s New Plan

Looking Beyond The Gift-Giving On Valentine’s Day

On the eve of Valentine’s Day, last year, a message landed on my phone. The text read: “Happy Galentine’s Day”! I was totally clueless what it was all about. But since the note was from a very dear friend, I instantly knew the occasion had something beautiful connected to it. I learned that I was 10 years behind because Galentine’s Day has been in vogue … Continue reading Looking Beyond The Gift-Giving On Valentine’s Day

Laying Them Bare

An uncanny coincidenceI would say!For no rhyme or reason validateswhy those thoughts surfacedonly in the twilight hours!A guilt hovered,questioning me why I had distanced myself,from those who had beenat the core of my existence.They had kept me alive,had never forsaken me.I had confessed to themsecrets all;every desire,every longing.They wove the identity of who I am,encapsulating the emotions that have encircled meover the years:the joys that overflew the … Continue reading Laying Them Bare

The Spices And Flavors That Make The Thriller Pepper Chicken

My typing of “pepper chicken” in the Google search engine yielded millions of results. This was well expected, owing to the popularity of the dish across varied cuisines. But is this delicacy always so relished and welcomed? What if it was served, in the chilling dark of night, to a woman terrified out of her wits?  Ratan Sil Sarma’s Pepper Chicken addresses this issue head-on … Continue reading The Spices And Flavors That Make The Thriller Pepper Chicken

A Toast To Hope for 2021

Most of us perform a ritual as the year comes to a close. We look back in retrospect at the bygone days and gaze forward in anticipation of what the future holds for us. The year 2020 held us all in a threatening grip. If we were to analyze 2020 and assess it, we could say that it has been an extremely tumultuous year. Considering … Continue reading A Toast To Hope for 2021