My parents didnt realise how low, consistently, he made me feel with those scathing remarks over my complexion, body weight, and even the size of my breasts. Prateek had turned mysteriously taciturn since my return from the US. This bothered everyone in the house except me. I kind of found my solace in his silence.  The post Thank You, Doctor, For Your Advice; Im Filing For A Divorce! appeared first on Women's Web: For Women Who Do .
Told You, Dont Leave Home After It Gets Dark Sneering wolvesEmerging out of darknessFaces you never saw, voices you dont recognize Pushing your way back into your houseBecause streets are for menWomen walk on them only during the day What was the crime?And back into the house, but where was home?Access to someones body  The post Told You, Dont Leave Home After It Gets Dark appeared first on Women's Web: For Women Who Do .
She Is Me! She is me, She is you, She is tough, She is enough, She is a girl, She is a woman, She is a goddess, She is a human, She is a sister, She is a wife, She is a mother, She brings life, She can love, She can hate, She carries emotions  The post She Is Me! appeared first on Women's Web: For Women Who Do .
Rhea and Rishi were newly married and on their honeymoon in Zurich. This was the honeymoon destination Rhea had been dreaming about all her life. She used to picture herself cosying up to her husband, saying sweet nothings in each others ears while the snow fell around them. They were on their way back from  The post Winter Wonderland & The Cold Hearted Husband! appeared first on Women's Web: For Women Who Do .
Women Are Yet To Get Their Independence! India got its independence 75 years ago While we praise sacrifices of Bhagat Singh, Mahatma Gandhi and Pandit Nehru Lost are the names of the women fighters who contributed equally to them We seldom talk about Matangini Hazra, Kittur Rani Chennamma or Jhalkar Bai. Most of us wouldnt  The post Women Are Yet To Get Their Independence! appeared first on Women's Web: For Women Who Do .
Riya, a regular class topper, approached the exam hall with a spring in her step. She had worked hard for years, and was confident of acing her board exams. This was when all her hard work was going to pay off. She looked forward to seeing the pride in her fathers eyes, and the happiness  The post The Idea Of Those Boys Smirking As They Read The Horrifying Passage In The Board Exam Paper Nauseated Her appeared first on Women's Web: For Women Who Do .
Slosh. The empty glasses chimed as water poured into them. Clatters of crockery and cutlery resounded in the cosy room. The two occupants of the room relished the delectable fare in the silence that emanated from long-standing familiarity. I am eating a home-cooked meal after a long time, Pragati said while taking her third helping.  The post What Free Time Are You Talking About?! Taking Care Of Home Is A Full Time Job! appeared first on Women's Web: For Women Who Do .
Girl, You Need No Validation! Verdant woods beckoned her to walk on her chosen path dance to the tune she finally composed Brilliant sunrays filtered through passing clouds cautioning her dont judge yourself from others eyes The solitary stem recounted the tale of the timid girl who only wanted to belong and merge Uncut grasses  The post Girl, You Need No Validation! appeared first on Women's Web: For Women Who Do .
Unsaid! She was left there like a thingFeeling dirty, unworthyLike leftover food for scavengingBleeding and achingNumb now by the overhauling pain She was left there carelesslyLike it didnt matter if she diedLike it didnt matter if she was aliveHer breath the only proof of her survivalDid she actually make it alive? It was red  The post Unsaid! appeared first on Women's Web: For Women Who Do .
I had a severe headache that day. Those who suffer from headaches know that its very nasty. Its not a good place to be in. I was sad and angrywhy does it happen to me whenever there is a little extra physical exertion for me? It had started because I did some extra aerobics the  The post I Dont Get Jealous, But After Meeting This Woman, I Felt Anger & Envy appeared first on Women's Web: For Women Who Do .
Aanchal frowned, as she watched her daughter hurry down the road towards the kirana store from her living room window. Asha was a little overdressed for a visit to the store. Only last week, she had seen Asha with the boy. They had been sitting among the trees, where they imagined no one could see  The post Aanchals Dilemma: What Should She Tell Her Husband About Their Daughter And The Boy? appeared first on Women's Web: For Women Who Do .
I tried to move my feet, but I couldnt. I shivered, as the wind picked up its pace. The pain down there lingered, like a dull nagging ache. The sunbeam of the weak winter sun fell on my face, causing it to tingle a bit. I tried to pry my eyes open, but all I  The post If It Is The Most Important Part Of A Womans Body, Why Is It Called Shame-Shame? appeared first on Women's Web: For Women Who Do .
Koel shuddered. Till now she had ignored all his lecherous looks, suffered his uninvited touches, and pretended not to understand the double entendres full of sexual undertones. The breeze bullied the reeds forcing them to swish and sway to its vagaries, forwards and backwards, this way and that. Everything was as it had been yesterday  The post Koels Song When She Refused To Be Silent Anymore appeared first on Women's Web: For Women Who Do .
By that time, a few other ladies had gathered around. Rumours fly faster than a supersonic plane in Indian societies. Chants of new friend reverberated in front of the Goddess. Kirti Abasan in North Kolkata was bustling with activities, with married women thronging the makeshift podium to offer their final obeisance to the Goddess. Mou!  The post A Generous Dash Of Vermilion For The Goddess appeared first on Women's Web: For Women Who Do .
I could hear grandmother mumbling in the background, Ive served my family throughout my life. Never turned away from responsibility like this. She isnt even going to work like Kala or Malathi. Why cant she cook then? The breeze bullied the reeds forcing them to swish and sway to its vagaries, forwards and backwards, this  The post Why Must Only Women Clean & Cook While Men Get To Relax When Guests Come Home? appeared first on Women's Web: For Women Who Do .
Bahu, you are this familys Mahalakshmi. If you wake up late, how will it bode auspicious for this house and hearth? Go, take a bath first, and help me in the kitchen. Ma, Im visiting my in-laws for the first time after marriage. Im looking forward to this! Aditi exclaimed. In my time, we would  The post Mummyji Gasped, Do You Make My Son Do All The Housework?! appeared first on Women's Web: For Women Who Do .
Nobody loves me! he cried, as he was forced to sit in the car. Dylan was red with rage and tears covered his face. That is not true. We love you a lot. You will be away just for a short while and then well get you back home. Mother didnt believe her own words.  The post I Miss My Little BrotherI Wonder If He Was Possessed Or Had A Mental Condition? appeared first on Women's Web: For Women Who Do .
Did he love medid he not? This puzzle was solved years later, but I have had several romantic liaisons none of which reached the stage of fruition, culminating in matrimony. This is yet another incident in which I had no inkling whatsoever regarding what the other individual felt. Had I got a clue things would  The post The Road Not Taken A Tale of Missed Chances and What Ifs appeared first on Women's Web: For Women Who Do .
I recently watched the short film Devi by Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films, featuring Kajol and many other brilliant actresses, and it moved me to write this. The film is old, but it had moved me so deeply that the only catharsis I could find was to write a poem to express it.  The post At The Support Centre For Rape Victims appeared first on Women's Web: For Women Who Do .
Still, I write you this letter in my diary today in hope that when I start my journey for the heavenly abode to meet you again, our sons will read this wish of their mother and honour it. TheMuse of the Monthis a monthly writing contest organised by Womens Web, bringing you original fiction inspired  The post Grandmas Secret appeared first on Women's Web: For Women Who Do .