(Photo Prompt: C.E. Ayr) “Mama, why is the big elephant not facing the small elephant?’ Titli wriggled in my grip, trying to move away and touch the elephant statues on display at the museum. ‘Maybe because the child had annoyed her mother,’ I picked her on my lap, ‘just like you are!’ ‘Sorry mama!’ She … Continue reading Mama And Baby’s Day Out #MothersDaySpecial
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
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?