Monthly Archives: June 2011

So I am stressed and optimistic


I agree. A survey across 21 developing countries covering 6500 women tells us that while Indian women are facing the heat for wanting to juggle a career with home and hearth and traditional roles of wife and mother, they are … Continue reading

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Self Pimp: Blogadda featured me


Here. So, this, in a nutshell, is everything you already knew about me but were afraid to ask, as the book goes. http://blog.blogadda.com/2011/06/23/kiran-manral-indiahelps-thirtysixandcounting-interviewed

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And I finally turned forty.


Yesterday. Let me take myself to a corner and weep my heart out. No seriously, I hit forty. When I was 19, I had thought forty was a good age to die. You were still young enough to make a … Continue reading

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Review: The Redemption


The Redemption By William Peter Blatty Piatkus Rs 350 When I read the blurb on the cover which said that the author of this book was the person who had written The Exorcist, I was hardpressed to let the working … Continue reading

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And this reminds me to tell the spouse…


…that some people out there are willing to listen when I talk. http://www.trust.org/trustlaw/news/trustlaw-danger-poll-ignites-global-debate

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Does India really deserve to be on the 4th spot on this list?


I was part of a discussion on the BBC World Have Your Say which spoke about India being fourth on a Thomson Reuters Foundation survey on the most dangerous countries in the world to be a woman in. http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/worldservice/whys/whys_20110615-1236a.mp3 I … Continue reading

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Review: Life Is What You Make Of It


Life is what you make of it By Preeti Shenoy Published by Shristi Publications Rs 100 This book, the second by the author, starts off by taking us into a mental health care facility, where a young girl Ankita is … Continue reading

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