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Women like Sania Mirza, who have the grit to stand up against sexist remarks and thwart them, give the rest of us hope. In speaking out, they stand up for so many women around the globe.
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Most of us are busy setting a gameplan for 2016 -- all the things we'll do, all the places we'll visit, all the successes we'll accomplish. But as I contemplate how 2015 treated me, I find myself resolving to <em>not</em> do certain things this year. To break certain patterns that have not served me well and to see where this takes me.
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In the present age, where competition has spread its tentacles in every walk of life, it is crucial to teach our kids to be grounded. And comparing them at each step will just not help. They should be taught to better themselves with each day, not to be better than their counterparts.
It is a fact universally taken for granted that any married woman with a child who has crossed two years of age must/should be looking to produce another offspring. This, at least, has been what I have experienced ever since my little one turned three.
Being a mother is not a joyride and it is not something we thank god for every day. Real life rarely resembles those corny baby product advertisements, in which wide-eyed, fresh-faced mothers in floaty white attire coo and cuddle a cute, clean baby with no iota of crankiness or that "I rule you" air about him or her.