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 engulfed 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

Superhero Priya Is On A Mission to Combat COVID-19

She rides on her flying tiger Sahas and is an emblem of courage. The gospel of love, fairness, and acceptance is what she seeks to preach. She is none other than Priya, India’s first female comic book superhero. Something new and refreshing now emerges from this comic book series. An international array of actors featuring Vidya Balan, Mrunal Thakur, Sairah Kabir, and Rosanna Arquette have … Continue reading Superhero Priya Is On A Mission to Combat COVID-19

Was The Marriage Arranged Or Destined? A Heartwarming Short Film

A cup of spiced tea, savory snacks, and a sweet, short film are indeed a refreshing combo to spend an afternoon with. Produced under the banner of Kadambari Creations (KC Digital Films Initiative), the Assamese film Arranged was released on YouTube on October 16. It was indeed a pleasant experience for me to watch the film. The story of Arranged Jayanta and Jurima are a … Continue reading Was The Marriage Arranged Or Destined? A Heartwarming Short Film