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January 31, 2019

One of the first things that you see on my bio on Instagram is the word, ‘feminist’. It is a word that evokes mixed emotions, especially from an Indian perspective. At least once a month, I receive messages from random men asking me why I have the word displayed proudl...

January 5, 2017

We all know that mothers get judged no matter what we do. We also get pitted against each other in Mommy Wars – The breastfeeding Moms vs. The Formula Moms. The Stroller Moms vs. The Baby-wearing Moms. The Working Moms vs. The Stay At Home Moms. Then there are the mom...

December 20, 2016

Modern motherhood has become nothing less than an art form. A mother, ‘the perfect mother’ rather, is supposed to be a nutritionist, a chauffer, an artist, an organizer, a craftsperson and a chef, in addition to making sure that she sources everything organically, keep...

December 6, 2016

My four-year-old daughter was sitting at her desk, carefully colouring in something. I squatted beside her as my one-year-old son crawled around happily beside me. ‘What are you doing, sweetheart?’ I asked. She looked up with a smile and showed me her masterpiece. It...

November 23, 2016

I was walking down the street with my four and half year old daughter skipping along beside me. We were walking home from school. This time is just for us — mother and daughter sans her dad or her brother. We talk about what happened in school, what I did when she wa...

November 21, 2016

Giving birth is one of the most transformative experiences that can happen to a woman. Your life as you knew it officially ends as soon as you are handed your baby. Though no one disputes this, many are quick to judge the manner in which your baby decides to come out...

November 11, 2016

Most of us have seen that advertisement for a fairness cream (this is the point where I want to start raging about products like those, but I don’t want to digress) where a girl wants to become an air-hostess to become the ‘son’ her family never had. She slaps some l...

November 3, 2016

Sometimes we get so caught up in the day-to-day work of motherhood, that it is hard to gauge whether you are actually enjoying what you do. The thing is that since being a mother is not technically a job, it is hard to actually quantify whether you like what you do or...

October 20, 2016

Bestselling author and columnist and mother of two Shweta Ganesh Kumar pens down the five reasons why Motherhood is not the most important a job a woman can have

October 18, 2016

One of the saddest memories of my childhood was seeing a cousin of mine being beaten with a belt in front of his peers.

There were five of us between the ages of nine to twelve and we were at a wedding. The bride and groom had stepped out of the Mandap to eat and the gu...

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