Of the stories we tell…

I conduct a storytelling session at my son's school every week. During the session, I often ask some questions to the children, about the characters in the story or about something else; because these storytelling sessions are essentially a primer for a creativity and communications program, in the near future. Yesterday's story started as 'There …

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Here lies Radhika Maira Tabrez – A ‘writer’.

Disclaimer - This may seem like a rant, but I assure you it is not. This is, quite earnestly, more of a 'thinking-out-loud' session. If this upsets you in any way, please know that it wasn't the intention at all. Disagreements are very welcome, as long as they are logically sound and linguistically appropriate. " …

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Letters to my son :: Happy Birthday, my love.

My dear son,Today you turn five. And my heart swells with pride looking at the spirited and kind soul you are becoming with each day.I don't have much to give you on your birthday. Except words. And some learning that my life's experiences have imprinted on me. I wouldn't be so presumptuous as to call …

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High-Functioning Depression – Think beyond the stereotype

'Stereotype' has never been one of my favorite words. It plays out exactly as its definition says it would - hackneyed, oversimplified and yet, unfortunately, widely held. So if we go by the stereotype that the society holds for people suffering from depression, I would get the following image. Of someone who has trouble getting out …

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