I yearn to be appreciated here and now. I yearn to be remembered today and not paid tributes to after I am gone. I yearn to not be used, misused and abused. I yearn to be not told what I did not do but to be helped if I missed something. I yearn for some Read More →

Akanksha Dureja, like her blog name — Direct Dil Se, speaks right from her heart! A vivacious, young, beautiful, modern Indian professional, she has her heart and her values in the right place. She speaks her mind fearlessly and  pens lovely poetry and prose that will have you reflecting. It has been a pleasure knowing Read More →

When I was watching “Chak De” a long time ago (one of SRK’s films in which he actually acted well :)), I couldn’t help but nod my head in the segment where he talks about how we always seem to first belong to our states and then our country. Perhaps because India as a country Read More →

On Saturday, I attended Indiblogger and TOI’s Bloggers Meet held in Bangalore. I was curious as to how the session would pan out. And the topic is extremely relevant and emotional to all women. The discussions and sharing of experiences were lively and emotionally charged to say the least. And despite hearing horrendous tales and Read More →

  Women’s issues were fascinating, frightening and never meant to be discussed in public in my childhood years. Menstruation was my first foray into it. I remember clearly that I learned about it sketchily from other girls and had my own apprehensions but did not approach anyone with questions due to the taboo factor around Read More →

Akshaya Patra Foundation is an NGO (Non-government Organization) based in Bangalore, and is a non-profit organization. Despite all its economic prosperity in certain areas, India lags behind on many social parameters. One of them is child nutrition and nourishment. 42% of the Indian children under the age of 5 are underweight. Most children belonging to Read More →