When A Parent Asks: “Where Did You Lose Those 5 Marks?”

Indian origin journalist Megha Rajagopalan just recently was conferred the prestigious Pulitzer Prize with Alison Killing and Christo Buschek for innovative investigative journalism. Shortly after receiving the award, she tweeted about her father’s reaction, describing it as the “Understated Indian dad reaction”.  Megha shared a text message she had exchanged with her father. He had written: “Congratulations Megha. Mom just forwarded me”, followed by the … Continue reading When A Parent Asks: “Where Did You Lose Those 5 Marks?”

“They See My Disability, I See My Ability”: Muniba Mazari Continues to Inspire

In an Instagram post marked with humility, Muniba Mazari on July 7 shared the news of being recognized as one of the most inspiring global thought leaders of 2021 by The Excelligent. It’s an honor rightly conferred on someone whose goal is to spread the message of hope and to dispel darkness. The first Goodwill Ambassador for UN-Women Pakistan, Muniba is a lady who wears … Continue reading “They See My Disability, I See My Ability”: Muniba Mazari Continues to Inspire

Yes, You’re An Awesome Mom, But You’re Also Someone More Than That!

Motherhood is a blissful state, and the joys that come with it are unparalleled. But what happens when a mother starts feeling that her worth in her child’s life has diminished? Close on the heels of Mother’s Day, I happened to watch the film Otherhood on Netflix. It was not a conscious choice. I happened to stumble upon it while browsing for movies, and the … Continue reading Yes, You’re An Awesome Mom, But You’re Also Someone More Than That!

Geeta Malik’s India Sweets And Spices Stirs Up A Delicious Cinematic Recipe

I had been waiting to watch Geeta Malik’s India Sweets and Spices ever since it buzzed in the news that the film was being shot in my hometown of Atlanta. It premiered at the Tribeca Festival in New York on June 12, and I had the opportunity to watch a film I had been eagerly waiting for. The Story Of India Sweets And Spices Alia … Continue reading Geeta Malik’s India Sweets And Spices Stirs Up A Delicious Cinematic Recipe

From Her Views on the #MeToo Movement To Aging Gracefully, Sharon Stone Truly Impresses!

Image source: Sharon Stone’s Twitter Page She has grace, beauty, and elegance. Her talent shines, and the accolades she has earned through 4 decades speak of an illustrious career. But more than that, I think it’s her resilience, positivity, courage, and perspective on life’s truths that sparkle bright. She is none other than American actress, producer, and former fashion model Sharon Stone. I happened to … Continue reading From Her Views on the #MeToo Movement To Aging Gracefully, Sharon Stone Truly Impresses!

Lifescape: A Story of Emancipation and Female Empowerment

Debamita Chakraborty’s debut novel Lifescape mirrors the truths and travails blanketing a rural area of Gujarat. Governed by customs, traditions, and patriarchal norms, the inhabitants of Moti Chirai are also at the mercy of nature which is not always benevolent. Can the community overcome the obstacles that make their path a rugged one? Unfolding the story of Lifescape Misfortune comes in waves. A storm mercilessly … Continue reading Lifescape: A Story of Emancipation and Female Empowerment

A Slice of Positivity And Grains of Patience During Covid

I flew out of my parents’ nest and stepped out of India in my early twenties. Like many of us who leave their families and settle in a different country, I too always had a worry in my mind as to whether all was well at home. But what I am experiencing now is something that I had never gone through in close to three … Continue reading A Slice of Positivity And Grains of Patience During Covid

Mukti Bhawan Celebrates The Parental Bond With Delicate Sensitivity

I would say it’s a rather uncanny coincidence. Mukti Bhawan is a film that I had wanted to write about for a long time. Just as I had gathered my thoughts and was close to penning the piece, I heard about the sad demise of actor Lalit Behl, who essayed the role of patriarch Dayanand Kumar in the film. The veteran actor-filmmaker passed away due … Continue reading Mukti Bhawan Celebrates The Parental Bond With Delicate Sensitivity

Silliness and Smiles, Sugar and Spice: A Mother’s Day Tribute

It was close to my birthday. Holding a present untidily wrapped with tape all over, my little one came up to me. It was his favorite red toy truck that he wanted to give Mommy. My heart instantly melted on seeing those pure, undiluted feelings. Now 20 years later, I am still recounting the incident. It’s all because mothers are touched by the simplest and … Continue reading Silliness and Smiles, Sugar and Spice: A Mother’s Day Tribute

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