Sharanya Misra

Trip to Chikmagalur, Karnataka – Travel Review

Early one Saturday Morning our entire household could be seen in a flurry of activities. We were headed to a popular hillstation in Karnataka – Chikmagalur – and with 4 senior citizens and 3 children in our group of 12, a lot of planning had been put in place. At about 7 o clock, loaded […]

Dear Girls, Marriage is so much More than the Wedding Day!

The below post has been published on Women’s Web and was selected as a Featured Post. I was watching the popular English sitcom Friends the other day and a dialog of Monica’s on her brother’s wedding made me stop and take notice. She said “Ross, how long have you been thinking of this wedding? Emily […]

The Great Indian Kitchen – MovieReview. MUST WATCH!

A hard hitting story that tempts you in with droolworthy images of delicious treats, catches you unawares, and throws you headlong into the abyss of what it actually means to be a woman running a household in India. Director Jeo Baby’s ‘The Great Indian Kitchen’ hit the OTT platform Neestream on the 15th of Jan […]

Why do women shy away from handling finances?

Why do working women not manage their own finances? Why are homemakers only silent spectators of the financial decision making process at home? Why do women always turn to the men for all financial handling? It was a couple of years ago when I was in the UK that a piece of news I read […]

What having a girl child meant to me! #MommyMoments

I had fought battles to shed all these layers that society had thrust upon me growing up, just because I was a GIRL. And now, my daughter, would have to go through the same cycle. The thought shattered me. On a mildly rainy evening in the October of 2018 in the UK, I walked home […]

Day Care for Children – Yay or Nay? #MommyMoments

A decision that found me spiraling in doubt and despair, thanks to the social taboo we associate with sending our children to nurseries. For some reason, our society looks at this choice as an “abandonment”. (This post is part of my Mommy Moments series.) The Dilemma. When my daughter turned about 4 months old, I […]

Re(de)fining Traditions for our Children. #MommyMoments

We can either carry on with the traditions of our past, associating histories and memories with them, or, ask ourselves if they can be tweaked to make way for a better tomorrow.    (This post is part of my Mommy Moments series.) India is a land of traditions. We, as a society, revere and revel […]

Parenting is a Father’s responsibility too. #MommyMoments

Parenting is about shared family time, fun in togetherness, combined decisions – a project in partnership. And when the father is around, he needs to be an active partner, not a silent one.      (This post is part of my Mommy Moments series.) It was about 3 months into my journey of motherhood that […]

Bringing up our Boys Right – My Takeaway from Thappad & BoisLockerRoom!

The Thappad. I watched the movie Thappad a few weeks ago (FINALLY) and almost immediately, like everyone else around me, I jumped on the judgemental wagon that has been doing the rounds – Did she do right? Was she justified? Would anyone in real life ever do this? For the uninitiated, the movie is basically […]

Becoming by Michelle Obama #BookReview

I must begin this book review at a very strangely significant place indeed. Strange because this isn’t where I would usually begin a review, although it’s where a book begins. Significant because, and I am sure every book lover would agree with me, this is the first (albeit not the most important) factor in a […]

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