• Gender Parity,  Parenting

    Clash of the Titans: The Mother-in-Law & Daughter-in-law

    Put a group of young women in a room, and you are bound to have at least seventy percent of them rant about their mother-in-laws. From time immemorial this relationship has been the butt of all jokes. Scores of forums across the internet are flooded on a daily basis, with questions pertaining to tackling the Mother-in-law. Often conflicts turn bitter, and may well become the reason for many a marriage to crumble down. The Modern Day Mother In-law & Daughter-in-law The modern-day Mother-in- law, is far more educated than what her own Mother-in-law was. From the personification of pure dominance, today, she is a more sensitive individual. She is more…

  • World Around Me

    Hope is All that I Have #AtoZChallenge

    “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness”- Desmond Tutu. Before I started out on the #AtoZChallenge, at the time I was choosing an appropriate theme, I decided I will write positive things about India. A country that is so incredible must be spoken about and, a few of its unknown facets must be shared with the world. We are one of those countries rich in culture, heritage, regions and people and I feel good to blog about it. But for the past two days, I have been immensely disturbed by a little newspaper report. This news snippet left me with a sullen…

  • Gender Parity,  World Around Me

    The Great Indian Damaad

    If there is one person in this huge wild world who enjoys utmost royalty, it is the Great Indian “Damaad” (Son-in-law). So revered and honored is he that often a girl’s parents could go to any extent to keep him happy. It is like as though the Good Lord himself has entered their family and wed their daughter. Saroj, my laundry lady, seemed unusually anxious.  “Didi paanch hazaar rupaye chahiye” (I want Rs. 5000/-), she said. My eyes popped open for a moment. Not that I had issues extending the loan, but the amount seemed large for a daily wage earner like Saroj. In a city such as Delhi, with…