PHOTO PROMPT ©Jill Wisoff ‘Stop checking your watch. We’re meeting after ages!' Lara frowned. I lowered my eyes, submerged in a sea of guilt. ‘Robin will be dropped home from his cricket practice anytime now, I hope his father is there when he gets back.' ‘Uff Robin is 11, he can look after himself for … Continue reading Mommy Guilt
A few days back, I was standing at the kitchen, cleaning the counter with a sponge wipe and crying my eyes out. My husband, who was carrying the dirty dishes to the sink, noticed my tears and he came and held me. 'You're worried?' He took me in his arms. With one hand still holding … Continue reading My Ma Might Not Understand Feminism, Yet, She Helped Me Become A Feminist #MothersDay
(Image Source: Pinterest) You stand in front of the mirror, The pressure cooker hisses Today you boiled rice and potatoes with some ghee. Guddu loves ghee. He sleeps on the bed, His thumb between his milk teeth Two of those broken. You want to kiss his lips. Those feel like sunshine and bird feathers, And … Continue reading Business As Usual
Those stern eyes stared at me from behind thick glasses. I felt unnerved because mom wasn't there to take care of everything. She was asking questions and I dreaded that I’d be chosen next. Thank God, the lunch bell rang before my turn could come. I started running out of the class with all the … Continue reading Another Mom
Every year, when Father's Day approaches, I'm filled with a sense of absence and longing. You see, I lost my father when I was three. I don't even have memories about him to cherish. I just know that I've grown with this huge gap in my life. Whenever I saw my friends being accompanied by both … Continue reading On Mother’s Day, This Goes Out To All My Friends Who’ve Lost Your Moms…
‘You slept so peacefully, on my lap. I picked you up from a garbage dump. You were squeaking helplessly while your siblings were busy feeding themselves from their mother’s teats. I instinctively felt something was wrong. I scooped you up and put you inside a bag to hide and take you to the hospital. You … Continue reading Should Mother’s Day Be Dedicated Only To Biological Mothers Or To The Spirit Of Motherhood?