On challenging the orthodox and conservative values of my family.
On the domestic abuse that goes on behind privileged doors.
A poem on standing up to bigoted relatives.
On familial tendencies and structures reinforced during the pandemic.
My parents were shattered when I told them I did not want to take up the family profession.
Father's Day when you have a bad dad.
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.
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.
No one is ready to listen to the other side, and no one is ready to back down.
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 …