Category: For and by a woman

The Menstruation Hoopla

Yesterday was International Women’s Day and I got several messages telling me how I was special as a woman. None of the people who sent me the messages meant it badly so a big thank you to everyone who wished me and several other women. As my friends […]


Padmasini… like Grandmother, like Granddaughter

On the 20th of this month, it was twenty years since my Periyamma passed away. When Kokka posted that on the family group chat, it brought back several memories of her…. Infact my very first blog ever was a dedication to her – The First day – Meeting inspiration. Padmasini […]


The “distressed” Sari…

A few weeks back this atrocious, mind numbing video was posted by India Today. That they allowed it to be posted is in itself terrible and getting 630 likes on Twitter is seriously terrible. Wearing a sari to your office is one hell of an uphill climb This […]


A women’s week !

Last week has been a week of elation for Indian women…  First an unknown woman called Shayara Banu stood her ground against all social pressures and asked the Supreme Court for justice. The Supreme Court did do justice by giving the verdict against instant triple talaq. This was […]


Talaq to Talaq, Talaq, Talaq

Yesterday was a watershed moment for women in India and a fascinating day to understand a patriarchal world. If any woman out there thinks it’s her world … sista, you are so wrong. This world is ruled by men and it will be many decades before that world […]


Thoughts on the “Six Foot Bonsai”

Dear Stacy, I completed reading your book a week back… and I had several emotions running through my heart. The first one was of an overwhelming desire to give you a tight hug and say “you are so beautiful”. We have a saying in my mother tongue Tamil […]


I LOVE my car, lipstick, home, bag….. seriously??

A school friend of mine recounted a conversation that she was privy to between a niece of hers and her friend about the kind of person her niece wanted to marry. The conversation apparently went something like this “he should have a four bedroom house in his name, […]


The Juvenile devil

Just a week back the Supreme court upheld the “death penalty” for four of the rapists in the Nirbhaya case. While there will always be arguments about the “death penalty” as a means of punishment, there is really no strong enough deterrent that stops human beings from behaving […]



Today is being celebrated as the International Women’s Day and I want to talk about a topic that has been off limits, unofficially :). We all know that a generally good career graph peaks around 40 to 45… one starts to work at the age of 20 or […]


Chennai Walks – The “nighty” life

Amma and I have been walking in the nearby park at Kamakoti Nagar, almost everyday. I have a huge issue with how the park is maintained … its permanently in a state of disarray. The earth is turned out, no grass is allowed to grow. There are cows […]

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