Banned: No more wombs for rent

If there is one thing that Indians have learnt to do is to bypass rules. In a nation of a billion people, the mass mentality is that you don’t get what you want by following rules. And as such, they don’t hold much weight for the rich or the extremely poor. As always, it’s the […]

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Sibling rivalry level 100x

My first baby – Hash, has always been good with kids. He played with my niece, even allowing her to make him a cushion and sit on him. They ate from the same spoon, ran around in circles, and generally had a gala time at the cost of everyone else’s headaches. He’s also super pally […]

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Embrace your crazy

Grief can drive you crazy… or at least it feels like it. Grief can be overwhelming and all consuming. It canĀ  feel like nothing will ever be right again. When we deal with acute loss, something incomprehensible to us – the first reaction is to deny it. In over 3 years since I lost my […]

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Tears don’t make you weak

I’ve spent most of last 3 years crying my eyes out. I’ve cried because of grief, because of anger, and because of helplessness. I’ve cried for big things and little things. I’ve cried because test after test for pregnancy came negative, I’ve cried because I was unable to reach a suitcase lying on the topmost […]

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The world isn’t a safe place for women. Assault has been a part of our lives – something we have just accepted subconsciously. We do things on a daily basis that could save us another day – we avoid walking alone after dark, we don’t dare doze off in cabs, we carry pepper sprays, we […]

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Demystifying surrogacy

“ooh! there is a baby at home… is your sister in town” “No, that’s my baby” “Don’t be funny… u weren’t pregnant” “No, I wasn’t. He was born through surrogacy.” “Huh! How’s that possible?” . . <<Long silence>> . “Did you adopt him?” <<Me: Facepalm>> As if IVF wasn’t complicated enough to explain, i’m now […]

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