TWI Woman of Substance : Swapna Patel

Let’s face it. Most of the time, women are not in need of “designer” clothing. We want pieces that go with our lives, our personalities and our needs. And then there are stylists who do this as a hobby, sometimes clothes, sometimes jewelry. How nice it would be to have a trained professional who can…

TWI Emerging Poet : Janna Grace

I smell like onions after eating your story it’s the same rose of corn that bubbles in a stew of your chunky untruth. It makes me sick my mom says because we cannot process onions and garlic and leeks that our bodies cannot take it in it spills them out every pore. Even the ducts…

TWI Woman of Substance – Swati Goorha

What most of us see as a house, some see as a home, a living space, that brings out the best in us, fills us with positivity, and increases our productivity and happiness quotient. In our busy lives, we tend to ignore these finer details and a home just becomes a place to hang your…

TWI Woman of Substance – Roma Bajaj Kohli

Most women today, especially those of us in the western hemisphere, are at a high risk of burnout, thanks to the demands of everyday life. We want to be it all, do it all, and in this search for perfection, a part of us goes unrecognized and unacknowledged. That part is our soul, our prana, which…

TWI Emerging Poet : Whitney Roberts Hill

Parthenogenesis   Siddhartha Gautama was born from his mother’s side. In lean times, plants so split. The pup of a new one tucked like a hexadactyly under her petal skirts. The seeds that are made of one woman alone in the desert; no bees, no man.  Just a copy of her own genes.  Just a…

TWI Poem of the day

Courtesy : poets.org Crescent Moons Natalie Eilbert When the forensic nurse inspected me, she couldn’t see the tenderness he showed me after. My walk homesquirmed sore with night. I passed the earthworms displaced to sidewalk, their bodies apostrophed in the sun. I did not anticipate a grief so small, my noun of a prayer, Eat dirt…

TWI Poetry: On Ageing

LOVERS’ ATLAS You ask more of me my friend  Almost lover More of my body but a lot Less of my weary heart Beaten heart Heart sucked dry of hope What do I have to give you Save a map of shrivelled scars Sprawled haywire across The breadth of my ageing body Not beautiful and…

TWI News Circle – May 2019

General Motors becomes the first major auto company in history to have a female CEO and a female CFO. (Source : BusinessInsider) What was once considered a bastion for the car guys is now changing. The news that Chuck Stevens, the erstwhile CFO would retire and Dhivya Suryadevara, 39, would take his place, was astounding….

TWI Woman of Substance – Neha Mahajan

As immigrants to the United States, many of us can identify with the difficulties to assimilate into a new country. In addition, spouses on an H4 visa with work restrictions feel the pinch even more as they struggle to come to terms with their new identity and their diminished sense of purpose. We need spokespersons…

New year resolutions – a leaf from the past, #metoo

A very happy 2019 to all of you! We wish you more power to you, your dreams and resolutions. Talking of resolutions, we always take a cue from what went by, traces of history, the past into our future. They lay the foundation of our aspirations and action. This season’s greetings are always more colourful…