My daughter is writing for India’s largest web channel. I am proud and thrilled with the response to her articles. Yet I am afraid. Afraid that if her voice is too strong, the backlash may be too much to handle. I keep advising her to dilute her pieces but being a chip of the old … Continue reading Yes, I Am A Coward
The seven sacred circles around the fire made them one. A solemn vow that was never ever meant to be undone. The children, the house, were her only life. She was the epitome of the perfect wife. Living in his shadow, is what she chose. Up and up, the professional ladder he soon rose. After … Continue reading SEVEN CIRCLES
Men and women have often been typecast into brittle molds of gender, rather than that of humankind. Their actions and reactions conditioned into boxes that are almost impossible to break through. Definitions change with sexism. There is a subtle brainwash that pervades the world, prevalent in some cultures, more than in others. With no offence … Continue reading The Double Standards Dictionary
Sitting at a party with friends and family, someone mentioned an acquaintance whose husband and mother-in-law had beaten her mercilessly earlier that day, in front of her twelve year old daughter. If the details were not horrific enough, what appalled me further, was the barrage of comments that followed. I am still reeling in the … Continue reading She Must Have Provoked Him
The PriQuill — Slivers of the Soul A mother is the epitome of unconditional love. Blessed are those who have her in their midst. Alisha “Priti” Kirpalani is the author of “A Smattering Of Darkness: Short and Shorter Twisted Tales,” a collection of short stories of varying lengths encapsulating the grey shades of the human psyche. Her new … Continue reading For The Greatest Love Of All
Between my tenth trip to the restroom or back from it, somewhere in that gut-contorting, brain-drain, it struck me. I was sick. Truly sick in the head. So were most of the women around me. This is not a general, sweeping statement. It is a point of view from where I stand and the view … Continue reading Food Poisoning And The Green Eyed Monster
Redefining the term “feminine” ‘ She is the strong one.’ There we go again. You know how they politely downplay that adjective? It’s almost like they are afraid you will take out the whip with which you allegedly discipline your nearest and dearest, and use it on them. Some brave the lions and cackle it … Continue reading Me Tarzan. He Jane ?