Is sex only a body need

Swarna read an article shared by her friend and it was about sex. A story validating people who have sex with more than one person. Story said that sex is a body need and there is nothing right or wrong in having that need fulfilled by anyone. The story was woven around Indian culture to make…

Cuteness unlimited

I was reading a story to my sweet little girl,Chia, and this story had a plot where a kid was in dreams and it was pictorially depicted by something scribbled in a cloud. She asked me “Mom, why it is written in the cloud?” I said “Because it is a dream he is having.” She asked again…

Ready to walk with the truth

Swarna was feeling little uneasy when her friend passed her a cup of coffee. Her friend saw Swarna deep into thoughts and asked “What is it bothering you?” Swarna said ” It’s a closet, I am uneasy about. Space issue- it is getting smaller as I am growing.” Her friend said “Replace it and get…

Law is always an enforcement and never a choice

Swarna asked her friend “how many people you have met so far? How many of them are your friends? How many of them could you respect or love? How many of them you could find equivalent to your own brother, sister and parents on emotional grounds?” Her friend gasped and said “Few friends and few people…

confusion or clarity

What is it that I want from life – thought Swarna. She was a very confident and less social creature sometime ago. She had few friends as she was unable to respect, trust and love incompetence, dishonesty, stupidity, nonsense and manipulative approaches. She found the world had enough of such vices and idiots. Whenever, she met such people or…

Impact of unevaluated Moral Stories

One day as Shiva and his beautiful wife Sati sat talking on Mount Kailash, Sati noticed a large procession passing by. Curious, she asked her husband where the gods were going. “To the grand sacrifice to be held by Daksha, your father,” replied Shiva. Sati was amazed. “Then why have we not been invited? Invited or not,”…

Do we know our parents?

Swarna came from a middle class family of India, where a person is identified by many tags and these tags also impose greater constraints on a person. Many of Swarna’s decisions and behaviors were driven by those tags. There were numerous tags associated with her; Hindu, Thakur, Middle class, Girl, North Indian are few to list. Swarna’s…

Please do not kill

I was leaving Mumbai. I was sitting in the train that was taking me away from Mumbai. My eyes were closed and my mind immersed in sweet memories of last two days spent with my boyfriend, Uphaar. He was living in another city. We were in long distance love relationship, hence, love could be gestured only in mails and…