On challenging the orthodox and conservative values of my family.
Tag: indian family system
Lockdown Tales From a Privileged Household
On the domestic abuse that goes on behind privileged doors.
Thicker Than Blood
A poem on standing up to bigoted relatives.
OK Boomer, Thanks For Coming to My Fed (Up) Talk
On familial tendencies and structures reinforced during the pandemic.
Bones, Books and Parental Expectations: The Day the Scalpel Lost to the Pen
My parents were shattered when I told them I did not want to take up the family profession.
The Different Fathers I Know
Father's Day when you have a bad dad.
My ‘Monsoon Wedding’ Story
Thank you, Mira Nair and Sabrina Dhawan for your art, which encouraged me to find the courage to open up about being sexually abused as a child.
The Colour Pink, Feminism and How I Came to Love Cooking
I didn’t hate the colour pink because I didn’t like it, I hated it because it was supposed to be a colour I should have liked as a girl.
Being a Teenager in ‘Adult’ Political Conversations
No one is ready to listen to the other side, and no one is ready to back down.
Lockdown: With Gender Roles Being Reinforced, Countless Women Left Voiceless
Forced to be together indoors, households are falling back on age-old entrenched gender norms and an atmosphere in which men are quick to re-establish themselves fully atop the intra-household …