Now that the door is locked and the living room is silent, I sit down to write this piece. The rooms are occupied, with conference calls in one and online classes in another. I have pushed a plate of snacks into each, warning the inhabitants of the little indoor islands that I should not be … Continue reading The perils of the pandemic and working from home
Someone pressed the mike into her hesitant hands... She could feel everyone looking expectantly at her. “You can do this,” she told herself. Just as when she had stepped out of the house to work for the first time; or when she would be returning alone at night after work; or left her daughter with … Continue reading COVID WARRIOR
Banal as it may seem, our response to a crisis is what reveals our true self. And thus emerged COVID heroes who chose to extend their arm of care and concern to the larger society. It is that difficult step between visualising a solution and making it a reality that a hero manages to get … Continue reading Strategizing through STEM : India’s COVID war
We’ve heard quite often that Men think about sex every 17 sec and women? Ummm… Erstwhile conditioning was that women don’t like sex, or they think of it as a chore. Society still discourages sex by attaching heavy terms like dignity, honour or prestige to a women’s virtue. I guess the word ‘virtue’ really makes … Continue reading Women and the three-lettered word.
We have been celebrating this day for a few years now. It all felt exquisite initially, like those rosy few months after you meet someone special. Someone came out of the blue and showered you with attention, through words eloquent and actions exquisite, for one day. You forgot those shoes made of nails and basked … Continue reading Happy Women’s Day!