True Stories

Feminism Doesn’t Mean Bias For Women #WriteBravely Day 5

A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men. – Gloria Steinem Renu’s cook, Sailamma has two daughters and a son. She sent her son to college but didn't let her daughters go in for any kind of higher education after their 10th standard. They aspired to become laboratory… Continue reading Feminism Doesn’t Mean Bias For Women #WriteBravely Day 5

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Nurture Good Feelings #WriteBravely Day 4 of #WriteTribe FoW March 2019

Aradhana and  Seema were very good friends. Seema runs a training company with two associates. Aradhana was a free-lancer and once Seema offered her a project on behalf of her company. Because both were such good friends they didn’t feel it important to enter into a contract formally (in writing). After the completion of the… Continue reading Nurture Good Feelings #WriteBravely Day 4 of #WriteTribe FoW March 2019

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Serenity #WriteBravely Day 3 of #WriteTribeFoW March 2019

Nandita was sick and tired of constant absenteeism of her team members and long erratic unplanned meetings at work. At home her mother-in-law had been complaining about Nandita not giving time to the family. Her ten-year old was complaining that they hadn’t been on a holiday for months. She told her husband that she badly needed a… Continue reading Serenity #WriteBravely Day 3 of #WriteTribeFoW March 2019

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Conventionality is not Morality #writebravely Day 2 of #Write Tribe FoW – March 2019.

Kanthi’s Athidhi  and My Athidhi (Athidhi in Sanskrit means guest) Indian scriptures say "Athidhi Devobhava":  “Treat a guest like he is an Angel or God” It is a convention that an athidhi  (guest) must be treated with utmost reverence. Does this apply to those guests too who take the hosts for granted? I often wonder… Continue reading Conventionality is not Morality #writebravely Day 2 of #Write Tribe FoW – March 2019.

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Should I or Should I Not? That is the Question!

The other day my niece called up to say that she just couldn't make up her mind about a job offer that was made to her. "Akka, should I take up this job or should I not... they're paying really well and it's a great company. But they do not have flexible hours and work-from-home… Continue reading Should I or Should I Not? That is the Question!