Browsing All posts tagged under »stranger«

A Late Night Cab Ride in New Delhi

May 28, 2015

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I am an Indian who has been living in the West for over four years. In the last few years, I have been as enraged as my fellow country folk at the gruesome rapes being reported one after the other. In 2012, I was as deeply anguished, shocked and helpless as the women in my […]

Our Dry-Cleaning Lady

November 9, 2014

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When you move to a new place, and some of the service providers start recognizing you, you begin to feel more at home. This epiphany came to me when I went to drop off our dry-cleaning a few weeks after we moved to Toronto. The owner of this store is a pleasant Korean woman, always smiling, never […]

Letter to a 15-year old forced hijaabi (wearing a veil)

October 8, 2014

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Context: Last year, I wrote a post, “On the Hijaab (Veil), Topless Jihad, etc.” The basic premise of this post was to assert that forcing someone to take off their veil is as bad as telling someone to wear their veil. I was merely trying to provoke a thought process by which we examine what we, […]

5 Ways to Win My Heart

November 21, 2013

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My blog has been post-less for four months. I wasn’t feelin’ it. My regular readers were beginning to get concerned. Heck, I was beginning to get a little concerned. So my friend Anju sent me a 30-day challenge. I am gonna do it! So here’s day one. 1. Be kind to the invisible people: This […]

My Husband’s (Other) Valentine

February 15, 2013

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Sid and I don’t really celebrate this day. He teases me about getting me flowers or surprising me with jewelry. But he wouldn’t dare! So this Valentine’s Day, being a Thursday, was treated as any other Thursday. Since my husband is a consultant, he travels Monday to Thursday; so on Thursdays, we usually go out […]

Amusing Stories From India

September 8, 2012

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Having worked out 4 days a week on average since February 1st 2012, I was keen to continue this habit while on vacation back in Ahmedabad, India. I enrolled at the nearest Talwalkar’s and was ready to burn off the dhoklas. I won’t even go into how I am stared at every morning for wearing […]

The Boy Who Loves Me

November 18, 2010

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For those who know me, it will not be a surprise. I don’t like my name. EKTA. That is one of the reasons I chose to write under a different name. I live on the 2nd floor and he lives on the ground floor. The place where I park my scooter faces the back door […]

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When The Fog Lifts

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Blurring the lines between poetry and prose

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A Fair Chance for Education

Gendered pathways to educational success in Haryana, India

Diary of a Not-So-Angry Asian Adoptee

Mom, wife, adoptee, Huffington Post blogger, advocate and somewhat self-deprecating and neurotic goofball.

Conundrum.

Dabbles in writing, loves music and nature. Sierra Leonean

Chronically Grateful Me

Life is hard enough. Don't go through life with pain that’s keeping you clutching the steering wheel. Join me as I learn to deal with Adrenal Fatigue-Hashimoto’s- Hypothyroidism-OA- Osteonecrosis – Spondylolisthesis and how going to a mostly to a plant-based lifestyle and meditation helps my pain.

Skillfully Well & Painfully Aware

Living skillfully well with chronic conditions

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To be true to my own weirdnesses.

The Journey To Me

Sharing the teachable moments that come up along the way

The Catalysts for Change

Bringing awareness to mental illness and sexual assault

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Seeking Stories. Discovering pamana.

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Everything Matters

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Making it up as I go.

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For lovers of reading, writing, travel, humanity

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Kate Swaffer: Creating life with words: Inspiration, love and truth

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A long term travel blog full of stark reality, hilarious cynicism and beautiful escapism.

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learning to go with the flow by going against the tide

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Hope isn't an emotion, but a daily choice. Choose hope.