Monthly Archives: August 2011

Of Erstwhile Goddesses

When I was a child, I and other girls my age were regularly called by neighbours for kanya bhojan on auspicious days such as the Ram-Navami or Durga-Puja Ashtami/Navami. I remember the reverence with which entire families touched our feet … Continue reading

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But Why Don’t They Want Daughters?

My eight year old daughter was in an unusually contemplative mood yesterday as she sat at the dining table, watching me serve her lunch. I asked how her day had been. “Oh fine…Mummy, a huge billboard has come up opposite … Continue reading

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