Category Srijata Bhatnagar

Corruption Belief Busted!

Corruption Belief Busted!

While growing up, I was always told not to give in to corruption. As a child, I never knew what exactly corruption was. Therefore, grew up believing governments, and ALL government officials are corrupt. The belief was so strong that I dreaded interacting with government officials thinking that they will either fleece my money or they will not help. I don’t exactly remember how this belief formed, but I remember people around me saying things

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Bonded For Life!

Bonded For Life!

Ringggg… my mobile buzzed, defying the serenity of the sparkling snow-clad peak of Apharwat, Gulmarg. I reached for my phone wondering who it is, disturbing the absolute peace at 14000 ft… A call from the airline canceling our flight back to Delhi the next day pushed me back to the reality. Slowly, absorbing the news, I decided to inform this to my husband and daughter after reaching Srinagar. Seeing them playing blissfully in the snow,

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Empowerment! Is it only for women?

Empowerment! Is it only for women?

When I was asked to write about women empowerment, I hesitated… wasn’t sure what should I be writing about. Should I be talking about my mother, who never went to the market for grocery shopping, yet now she boldly goes out? And dad actually feels happy when she goes out. Or, should I be talking about that aunty who says, “I treat my daughter and daughter-in-law equally” – By getting them the same gifts, however,

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Getting Back To Childlike Optimism!

Getting Back To Childlike Optimism!

Being a mother of two, one two-legged human offspring and another four-legged adopted offspring, I am privileged enough to see hopefulness and optimism all around in abundance. We all know children are amazingly optimistic people; they are firm believers that we need all around us. Interestingly, our four-legged daughter, the golden retriever – Whiskey, is the most optimistic among them. My daughter would still give up sometimes, but Whiskey will never ever give up. Her

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When Suicide Becomes a Daily Thought!

When Suicide Becomes a Daily Thought!

Have you ever wondered how will be the life of a person who thinks of taking their life every single day? Have you ever thought how does it feel like living in darkness even if someone is standing under full sunlight? Have you ever pondered over a person who is surrounded by so many friends yet so lonely? Yes, these are some of the thoughts that goes inside the mind of a person who is

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Whiskey Adds Zing In Our Life!

Whiskey Adds Zing In Our Life!

When I was asked to write on relationships, I kept wondering what can I write that has not been written already? Which is that one relationship that has not been focused much? What is that one SPECIAL relationship that I have not spoken about much? It’s not that we have only one special relationship, however this one is really special. It is special because it doesn’t have words and noise in between. It doesn’t have

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Metamorphosis to Spirituality!

Metamorphosis to Spirituality!

When you are born in a religious Bengali Brahmin family, you grow up believing in religion wholeheartedly. My parents are religious. My mother offers Puja to the god every single day. My father chants Gayatri Mantra daily after bath. They believe praying to Lord Ganesha and Kaali Mata before leaving the house brings good luck. It’s only normal for me to be religious. In fact I grew up as a Religious kid, believing in doing

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An experience on a rainy and tiring day!

An experience on a rainy and tiring day!

Rains in Bangalore is a normal phenomenon. It brings the greatest joy, at the same time cripples life in such an extent that traffic becomes monstrous, stranding people all over the place and creating utter chaos all over the place. It was just another day when I had gone to Ridhani’s production unit and was going to be late from work. Generally the days I am at the production unit, my day gets extended. That

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