May 18

Rejections and a Cup of Tea

“Sorry, she has wheatish complexion, not white” “She is too educated “ “She is over-qualified” “Oh, it’s just that she is working which means she is independent. “ “She is over-weight” In case the reader is lost, the above statements are the reasons for me being rejected for a marriage proposal. A culture where weight and […]

April 09

The Work- Life Balance: An Illusion

In life, we all make certain assumptions and believe them.  If we work more, we will have more time for life. If we work harder and earn more, we will be able to fulfill all our desires and wishes. If we do this, we can have that etc. Well, time for reality check. All these […]

A Little Girl from Dhobighat - By Sukanto Debnath Flickr October 15

Unwanted Girls

“Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody. ”  (Jane Austen) The title of this post is neither surprising nor new. It is a repetitive old story, only, that in modern time, it has […]

October 12

‘Malala’ – The Face of Global Youth

The past few days have been disturbing. News channels are filled with the news of 14-year old girl Malala’s shooting by Pakistan Taliban. Her crime: she took the stand for her and the girls’ fundamental right: education.  Her picture remains in my eyes and mind, making me realize how lucky I am that I had education and […]

July 27

The ‘Commitment’ Obsession

  The news of Kristen Stewart cheating on Robert Pattinson with the married director is on every entertainment and news website, to an extent, that I am nauseating now. I am irritated and my mind is now racing towards a billion direction from relationships to love to many other issues. Therefore, I was forced to write […]