Monthly Archives: June 2018

Still the Same – Confusion: Done with Studies

A post-graduate. Wow. Isn’t that an amazing feat? But the question that lingered, “What next?” Study more? Work? Get married? But who would marry her? And she was already 23! After much deliberation and discussion, she started looking for a … Continue reading

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Still the Same – Depression: The Formative Years

“Am I really that bad?” she thought as that man in her neighborhood called her “kaali.” And why was everybody laughing at that? Was that some kind of joke? Wasn’t anyone, including her parents, going to tell him that he … Continue reading

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Still the Same – Joy: It’s a Girl! Again!

They heard the cry that emerged from the delivery room. They were elated, anticipating the big news. “Congratulations! It’s a girl!” the ever-smiling nurse proclaimed. The air was filled with shouts of joy. That’s the day she first looked at … Continue reading

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Still the Same – Prologue

“Finally!” she thought to herself. “The lights have been dimmed. Everybody is asleep. I can cry now.” And cry she did. Softly. Nobody should know. Or they would ask questions. The answers for which were complicated. There was no way … Continue reading

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Ph.D.: Not Just a Degree, It’s a (Torturous) Way of Life – Part 4

First, sorry about the delay between the last post and this one. I know, I promised you’d find out “soon” if my place of research, which I had no difficulty in getting through, was heaven or, erm . . . … Continue reading

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