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30 05, 2017

Sexual harassment at the workplace

By |May 30th, 2017|Women at Work|0 Comments

Some thoughts on sexual harassment along with other panelists at the Women Writers Festival in Delhi-February 2017

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30 05, 2017

Do we really need a separate leadership program for women?

By |May 30th, 2017|Women at Work|0 Comments

I  have always had mixed feelings about this whole ‘Women Leadership’ idea. A leader is a leader, I thought. Why should gender enter the picture? Surely, we look for general leadership qualities in a person and anyone who has those should be the right person for the job, whether it is in a corporate or […]

30 05, 2017

A wish for all homemakers

By |May 30th, 2017|Women at Work|0 Comments


Mira Rajput, who few people, including me, had heard of is suddenly in the news for her  comments about her life choices and especially the statement referring to her role as a mother, “I wouldn’t want to spend one hour a day with her and rush off to work. She  is not a puppy, I […]

30 05, 2017

The forgotten French colony of Chandernagore

By |May 30th, 2017|Travel|0 Comments

I had heard bits and pieces about Chandernagore over the years. It was one of the first outposts of India’s colonial past, a French colony rather like Puducherry. The taxi driver we hired for the day from Kolkata stared blankly when we told him our destination. When realization dawned he said: “Oh…Chandonnogar. But there is […]

25 11, 2016

Making every moment count

By |November 25th, 2016|Travel|0 Comments

It was just two days after terrorists massacred 20 people at the Holey Artisan Bakery and Restaurant in the Dhaka neighbourhood where I live. Among those killed were three young students, alumni of the school where my daughter studies. I was at the time in the U.S. on vacation with my family, but the event was still too close to […]

25 11, 2016

Temple Beyond Piety

By |November 25th, 2016|Travel|0 Comments

I do not have pleasant memories of my visits to the popular temples of Puri and Palani. I was jostled by unruly crowds and hustled by avaricious touts peddling special sightings of the Lord in exchange for a few rupees.

27 04, 2016

Reunion- short story in Cosmopolitan

By |April 27th, 2016|Others|0 Comments

27 04, 2016

Face to face with nakedness at Norway’s Vigeland Sculpture Park

By |April 27th, 2016|Travel|0 Comments

We gaze at the Monolith, a tower made of human bodies, naked limbs and hair, entwined with each other, reaching for the heavens. It is 46 feet tall and carved out of a single stone, perhaps an ode to the noble, existential struggle of all humankind. There are more sculptures set on blocks of stone, […]

29 02, 2016

Common Roots

By |February 29th, 2016|Travel|0 Comments

16 02, 2016

The grass is not greener: Stay at home vs Working mothers

By |February 16th, 2016|Women at Work|0 Comments

I am relaxing on my couch watching ‘The Intern’ on DVD. Robert De Niro, plays the eternally affable Ben Whitaker who joins About the Fit, an internet start-up as The Intern. He is 70, his boss Jules Ostin, played by a stylish but stressed Anne Hathaway is a 30 something woman.

Ben is escorting his employer’s […]