Being judgmental

Beauty And The Beast Within

The cute child “Bachche Chacha Nehru se pyaar karte the! Chacha Nehru khoobsurat the. Bachche har khoobsurat cheez se pyaar karte hain!” I listened, admiring my beautiful Hindi teacher reading out a chapter on Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.  The teacher was very fond of me. “You look like a doll!” She would say. I would blush. …

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Who Took Away My Confidence?

Dear Tanvi, Would you be interested in moderating a panel discussion? We would be discussing how women are enjoying outdoor spaces. Me? Moderating? I felt a slight fluttering in my stomach. I drank some water. ____________________________________________ At the age of 5 – Somewhere in a convent school in Patna Mother looks at her daughter’s quiz …

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Hey Darling! Hey Gorgeous! Why not replying?

Okay. All women probably received messages from unknown men on Facebook.  I usually block the ones who send inappropriate messages.  But off late I have noticed young boys sending messages.  When I click on their pictures, they look so innocent. They look like they are easily 10 years younger than me! Maybe even more. Some …

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