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…

TWI News Circle – December 2018

Suffering in Silence (News Source : ReliefWeb) Many survivors of sexual violence in Southeast Myanmar face numerous obstacles to reporting their case and accessing justice. It remains a widespread problem and according to the Ministry of Home Affairs, the number of rape cases reported to the authorities increases from 1,100 in 2016 to 1,405 in…

TWI Poetry – Mother to Son

They say peas in a pod are born together I was reborn with your birth, morning-cusp-baby, 36-hour labor You made sure I was really ready for you We fused, blood to bone, heart to soul, your tiny palm curled around my finger I am not sure what your eyes saw, in what color, where you…

TWI Woman of Substance – Anu Sehgal

As parents, our aim is always to try and pass on our values to the next generation. Especially for those who hail from one country and live abroad, the need to do so becomes all the more important. Most of us know that early childhood is the best phase of life to impart the gifts…

TWI Empowerment Series #Gaslighting

At office. So he didn’t touch, but wanted to. Made no advances but expected to be pandered to. And when faced with resolute indifference, made things difficult. Promotions, pay rises, small perks – nothing came one’s way. To the point one left. Not a MeToo story. Not the binary of yes or no, happened or…