Burnout: A Review

Originally posted on One Woman's Quest II:
I first heard sisters Emily and Amelia Nagoski on Brené Brown’s podcast, Unlocking Us. Wanting to know more, I ordered an audio version of their book Burnout: The Secret To Unlocking the Stress Cycle. As a woman, their words resonate from beginning to end. Emily Nagoski, PhD…

Grant a voice

Originally posted on Kitty's Verses:
P.C :- Alka Jha I wasn’t a solitudinarian, Always up and about, Meeting people, visiting places, Up and about, Now, I have been carved, A mythical creature’s design, A design they deemed desirable. I wasn’t a solitudinarian, I am on the lookout, now, Of a person to talk to,…


You always knew it. Didn’t you? I was made in a different mould. I couldn’t twist and turn myself to fit into the social moulds of your expectations. What forced your hand to get tough with me, and spew venom? Whose expectations were you living up to, when you criticised every act of mine. You … More Isolation


Spring arrived with mud and a torrent of bad news. “Wash the mud off thoroughly with soap, and spray a sanitiser after that.” “I love the smell of wet earth.” “You need to do it to retain the sense of smell.” I dreamt of trees laden with a spiky fruit, which no one wanted to … More De-sensitised

Paradise Lost

I was woken and shaken up by the novel Atlas Shrugged at one point of time, and then relegated it to the basement of consciousness  – as unattainable idealism. I don’t know why the smell of yellowing pages wafted back into memory, with the news of Covid vaccine patent waivers. An industrialist at the helm … More Paradise Lost

Hens in business

The Feminist Hen is asked to lay off. “Rebels here lose their life and wings in an hour’s time. Don’t push them to the chopping board.” It is time for the Deadly Rooster to declare dawn, but the sun is nowhere to be found. He limps out in the dark to meet a stony silence. … More Hens in business