Of Independence and interdependence

These days ‘mom’ is synonymous with a number of things – I need help with an art project ‘MOM’, I can’t find my sock ‘ MOM’, Should I flush this time or should it be the next? ‘MOM’. What’s for breakfast ‘MOM’, can I have a snack ‘MOM’. Well, it so happens that this ‘MOM’ happens to be one person only with a single mind (that is often scattered, thanks to online everything.) who hears this 20 million times a day. It wasn’t helping my sanity nor improving our relationship, as you may have guessed by now. In writing this … Continue reading Of Independence and interdependence

10 Things no one tells you about having a second child

Oh Hi! Did you just have your second kid? Or maybe you are thinking of having one. I did, about 2 years ago and I’m still standing to tell the story! No, like literally, I’m standing. Here are 10 things no one will tell you about having your second child. No lady, you will not be spouting an extra pair of hands – Yes dear woman it is true….you may have just birthed another little thing that’s going to turn your world upside down. Your body though expects you to cope with the same two hands and maybe once in … Continue reading 10 Things no one tells you about having a second child

Patriarchy is dead, Let’s bury Patriarchy

A man was once famously asked. ‘ Who really wears the trousers in your house?’ To which he replied ‘ I do. I wear the trousers and I wash and iron them too.’ All our lives not only have been told that what’s important is to be the dominant partner in a relationship but we’ve also been taught to look down upon the ‘weaker’ partner. Non valuable work that does not pay is the woman’s job, raising children, making food, keeping home. The more pay, wealth and riches are the mans domain, they have to come through him. Although we … Continue reading Patriarchy is dead, Let’s bury Patriarchy