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Lessons from my Depression: Being in the Moment

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Over the last year, I’ve played hide and seek with depression. The rabbit hole has been deeper, tougher and so much more unpredictable that I could’ve even imagined. Now and then, I’ve been asked questions like, “why are you depressed? What is lacking in your life?” Other times I’m the lucky recipient of benevolent advice: “Smile. Just try to be happy. You have so much …

Pink reminded me how urban cities like Delhi browbeat working women

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I’d put off watching Pink but tonight I felt brave enough to go watch it. It’s not perfect, but it doesn’t need to be. It makes its point well enough. And for the first time, I do think we needed Amitabh Bachchan, known for ensuring his daughter-in-law was first married to a tree before she embraced the family name, whose presence on any kind of …

#InHerWords: My workplace was so sexist, I had to quit my job

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For the first few years of my career as a journalist, I kept saying “no J-school ever prepares you for the real deal,” when, my J-school did actually prepare me for real life encounters at work. There were times my class would see our Dean flirt with his ‘favorite’ ladies from our batch. These women were also seen babysitting his kid at college get-togethers. Inevitably, …

#InHerWords: Parental Advisory, what no one tells you about being a new mom

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So you get pregnant, and everyone’s like Congratulations and how beautiful you are. The world sees you through goo-goo eyes, and you fall for it and think what a Goddess you are and how amazing your life is. I won’t lie – being pregnant is awesome. Random strangers go out of their way to help you. You constantly get free shit, and there’s always a …

#InHerWords: Hello from the Bumpy Side!

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I have been on this side for the last 40 weeks. Yep, full term and still going, but, oh, how adventurous this bumpy road has been. As the cliché goes: “ It’s about the journey and not the destination.” In this case that so doesn’t apply. When pregnant they both go hand in hand. It’s the good, bad and funny experiences that I discovered through …