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It’s a Woman’s World

I looked up as the doorbell rang. It probably is the newspaper girl, I thought as I opened the door. Instead, I had our neighbor Mrs. Roberta standing. Ugh, not her again, I groaned on the inside as I cracked a half-hearted smile and welcomed her in.… Read more> English
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Dear M,

Dear M, I apologize. I have never had a pen pal or an online friend ever in my life so it is slightly difficult for me to get acquainted with someone I have never met in person. But I think I’m prepared to trust you for now and do this the way you say.… Read more> English, Experiences
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A Tale Of Some Cities

Every city has a sex and an age which have nothing to do with demography. Rome is feminine. So is Odessa. London is a teenager, an urchin, and this hasn’t changed since the times of Dickens. Paris, I believe, is a man in his twenties in love with an older woman.
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Beauty is not skin colour

In the Harry Potter series, mudbloods (humans, but good enough to study witchcraft) were looked down upon by the purebloods (the wizard race). Similarly, in the real world, dark-skinned women are looked down upon by the rest of the world. Petty comments such as, “You should marry someone white so that your children wouldn’t be so dark”, or, “You really are pretty for a dark-skinned girl” are usual remarks shot at women with a dark complexion.… Read more> English, Ideas, Women
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SCRIPT: KAHAANI ‘HUMDRUM’ KII

Editor’s Note The uncanny resemblance of this script with actual Hindi daily soaps makes me wonder if Namrata used to write for TV before. If you’d like her to write these “daily”, let her know in the comments below. SCRIPT KAHAANI ‘HUMDRUM’ KIIEpisode #352 Parvati: protagonist – daughter-in-law of the Kapoor family, the epitome of goodness Pari: Parvati’s daughter – the epitome of cuteness and innocenceDadi: grey, evergreen character, age has no major effect on her beauteousness as suchKimaya: Parvati’s sister-in-law and Dadi’s granddaughter,  antagonist – dedicated to causing slight inconveniencesGolu ke papa: Kimaya’s husband who is a ‘ghar jamai’ (live-in-son-in-law)Golu: Kimaya and her husband’s son.… Read more> English, Featured, Humor, Stories