Tag: India

The Truth About Arranged Marriages

As a girl born and raised in India, the act of falling in love and the practice of it was made out to be foreign; a ritual exclusive to distant lands. Romantic love remained unfamiliar in my life, though common in the lives of others. I did not seek romantic love nor did it seek … Continue reading The Truth About Arranged Marriages


Shhh…It’s About A Woman’s Freedom

  "What are you so afraid of?" (W.R.T. women's freedom), asks a woman from the film, ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’. A friend stated that she disliked the movie as it portrayed women wanting nothing more than to satisfy their sexual needs. Although the plot generously made use of sex as a recurrent theme, in my opinion, it worked … Continue reading Shhh…It’s About A Woman’s Freedom

Happy Consumer

  The Maggi Debacle The brand, Maggi originated in Switzerland and was acquired by Nestle. Maggi instant noodles are popular in India, Malaysia and Pakistan. The lab tests conducted on Maggi instant noodles showed that the monosodium glutamate (MSG) and lead content in the instant noodles were beyond the permissible limit. In 2015, the Food … Continue reading Happy Consumer

Reading Anne of Green Gables

Pre-Teen Reading Do you know what pre-teen girls want? The point of time where they are not too young to play silly games, yet, not too old to be responsible either. As an eleven/twelve-year-old, I never experienced reading as an act of joy. Lack of access to good books and by simply not having anyone … Continue reading Reading Anne of Green Gables

Bad Service

A road with potholes, wires from an electric pole hanging loose, cows crossing busy roads, lack of sidewalks, lack of civic sense, spitting on the roads, open defecation, manual scavenging, regularly making roads unusable while accessing bore well water, people jay walking, the pathetic maintenance and unsystematic procedures followed in government offices — these are … Continue reading Bad Service

Fighting the FOMO on Life Abroad

I left India as a newbie aunt, returned with some stained shirts and lots of perspective! We are all most acquainted with the international student. There were many from both my school and college, who chose the United States and other countries such as Spain, England, and Italy for higher education. Having completed my Master’s … Continue reading Fighting the FOMO on Life Abroad