Atikaa Ahluwalia was educated, well-travelled and worked in fashion — not a likely profile of a woman who was regularly beaten up by her partner. Her credentials only made it harder for her agony to be taken seriously by the powers that be.
The one thing that undermined and unravelled my marriage was not domestic violence, or another woman. It was something simpler – yet more important.
All romantic relationships change us, whether they lead to commitment or a broken heart. A single mother shares a poignant episode from her life.
She was a CA rank holder, set up her own chartered accountancy firm back in the day, and raised five children. They don’t make them like Rupa Debi any more, says her daughter Reeti Roy.
Dealing with a mother’s loss is probably one of the most difficult and painful parts of growing older. This is part two of our three-part series ‘Her Blood in My Veins’ as three women trace their mothers’ lives, and see a mirror to their own truths.
Jasho’s story is that of an ordinary, primary-school educated woman from a nondescript village, who became the ‘Rock of Gibraltar’ for her ambitious, globe-trotting husband. Her daughter Anita Panda traces her mother’s journey.
Twins Sheetal and Shilpa Chadha have an identical style sensibility, and it’s easier for them to wear the same thing rather than argue over it!
One of the few women authors from India to write erotic novels, Shradha Singh holds pragmatic opinions about extramarital sex, and says monogamy does not exist.
In the twilight years of her reign, the British Queen Victoria was devoted to her Indian assistant and Urdu teacher, Abdul Karim, much to the scandal of the royal court. Here is one fascinating anecdote about their controversial relationship.
A spate of new viral videos showing parents abusing and beating their children has revealed the ugly truth of Indian parenting and will have long-reaching consequences, says Dr Ruby Charak.
Taking an autistic child for his first haircut can be full of (unpleasant) surprises. Pallavi Shankar shares her experience and learning.
You’ve surely heard about the cruise wedding that took place this month, when Dubai-based tycoon Adel Sajan married his sweetheart, former beauty queen Sana Khan, in the style of the Bollywood blockbuster ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’. Well, it just so happens that the Bollywood-theme wedding has made it to the list of the most expensive weddings in the world with over Rs 200 crore spent on the festivities.
There’s a whole lot of websites out there trying to make sex easier and more fun for the average Indian man and woman so we thought we’d list them out for your shopping pleasure. These […]
While most of north India goes a little berserk around Karwa Chauth with salons offering special packages, stores offering discount coupons and restaurants offering couple treats, it’s all targeted at the married Indian woman who […]
We Googled random terms related to marriage and came up with some rather surprising results. It appears Indian husbands are boring, wives are not entitled to maintenance, mothers-in-law hate you, fathers-in-law are rather more perverse, and marriage […]
A lot is made of men by women who don’t have one in their lives and an equal amount by those who do. So we set out to find out the advantages and disadvantages of […]
By Raksha Bharadia Today I heard my neighbour scream at her 13-year-old daughter. A garden separates us and yet the emotions easily crossed the distance and made itself heard. The 13-year-old was sobbing, and then […]
We’ve been talking to a few desi mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law dotted around India, the Middle East and US. It appears they have a lot to say to each other, whether they live together or not. […]
Pretty patterns on luxurious fabrics – this is the kind of cloth you want to frame up on the wall, not wear. For a few more days, you can view the artwork of textile-maker Neha […]
We happened to come across Portico New York’s new soft furnishings collection ‘Happiness Is…’ and loved the idea. The collection is based on illustrations of people’s happy moments based on themes and graphics that feature […]