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On ‘Making Criticism Work’

Criticism comes irrespective of whether you think it is due, deserved or unwarranted. Just by the mere act of being, we invite criticism into our professional and personal spaces. The immediate reaction to it depends a lot on how it is delivered. The accusatory brand derogates, harms, undermines and works to destroy our sense of… Continue reading On ‘Making Criticism Work’

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On ‘A Romantic’s Perspective on Love’

I was recently in a discussion on loving with two distinct sides where one – the romantics – were laughed at and the other – the rationalists – were convinced that they are superior with their arguments based on reason and logic. I backed off after a few minutes as it was entertaining to simply… Continue reading On ‘A Romantic’s Perspective on Love’

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On Saying ‘Thank You! I Love You.’

I found the love of my life when I had just turned nineteen. And I did not have to seek him out, nor snatch him out of someone else’s embrace, or worry about him belonging with someone else whose territory I was poaching. I did not have to compete to win him over. Neither did… Continue reading On Saying ‘Thank You! I Love You.’

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On ‘A Question of Gender Identity’

There is a very interesting discussion on one of the closed groups that I am member of. A parent has requested the school of their kindergartener to allow him to crossdress in school as the child likes to wear girly clothes and things. There were plenty of comments and opinions on the topic, ranging from… Continue reading On ‘A Question of Gender Identity’

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On ‘Thoughts of a Woozy Wandering Mind’

I have spent four days laid up in bed alternating between being completely knocked out with sleep medication and a floating, dreamy wakefulness where I am not quite sure that I am awake. My muscles are so relaxed that I am not able to squeeze a lemon into my lemon tea. While my brain is… Continue reading On ‘Thoughts of a Woozy Wandering Mind’

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On ‘Thoughts of an Ordinary Woman’

I can’t bear to watch the news. Every second piece is about rape, abuse, or murder of females: infants, toddlers, pre-teen, teen, young woman, middle aged woman, old woman, paralysed woman, mentally challenged woman, sick unconscious woman, drunk woman, maimed woman, destitute woman, starving woman, dying woman. Sister, daughter, wife, relative, tourist, friend. Anything with… Continue reading On ‘Thoughts of an Ordinary Woman’