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 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 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…

TWI Poem: Mother to Son

Anu Mahadev 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,…

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…

TWI Poetry #Metoo Some Poems in Exploration

There are many facets to this hashtag. Not just stories or experiences but the untold, unshared, many of them in the spirit of a celebration. Curious, excited, coming of age, nervous, a voice, nevertheless. Perhaps, the hashtag is not only about finding a voice to raise a voice but also hold a head high, raise…

TWI Woman of Substance – Deepshikha Sairam

Many of us on this planet use and/or are addicted to social media. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram – the like. We enjoy posting, perusing, getting ideas and tips in a relaxed, online setting. But now let’s meet someone whose vision goes beyond these and who thinks social media can be gainfully employed to purposes other than…