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Aditi Mathur

Author. Travel Writer. Speaker. Blogger. Army Wife. Mother.

Author. Travel Writer. Speaker. Blogger. Army Wife. Mother. Author of 'Soldier & Spice: An Army Wife's Life' and 'Love, Whatever That Means'. Blogs at Monologue. Tweets (a lot) at @adicrazy
Why Didn’t We Ring The Tiger’s Doorbell,

Why Didn’t We Ring The Tiger’s Doorbell, Mom?

During a trip to Jim Corbett National Park, we attended a talk on wildlife conservation. It was a great session and all of us left as more informed travellers. But the kids, they took it all in even more deeply. They have more empathy than us adults, and they also don't conform to norms and preconceived notions. But how much they had learned from this session, we were still to see…
02/08/2016 1:56 PM IST
A Responsible Approach To Luxury Travel (No, You Don't Have To Stint On

A Responsible Approach To Luxury Travel (No, You Don't Have To Stint On Showers)

Whenever I opt for a luxury stay, I want it to be guilt free. I want to be responsible towards the planet. But let's get one thing clear: responsible travel should <strong>not</strong> be a burden on the guest. I mean, a luxury hotel cannot charge $300 for a day and not let the guest take a bubble bath because it's a waste of water, right?
16/01/2016 8:39 AM IST
A Day In The Life Of A (Newish) Stay-At-Home

A Day In The Life Of A (Newish) Stay-At-Home Mom

Now that the little one is three years and a few months old, I am back to full-time working. But on Monday mornings, when I drop her to playschool and head to my office in sharp work attire, I can't help but feel nostalgic about my life as a stay-at-home mom. Here is a brief account of my days when my daughter was about nine months old.
23/10/2015 7:51 AM IST
5 Truths About Being An Army

5 Truths About Being An Army Wife

Our civilian friends have a lot of things to say to us: <em>"You are so strong!"</em> and <em>"How do you do it?"</em> being the most popular ones. I also get <em>"But what about your career? </em>" a lot from concerned friends and random acquaintances. But here, I have five crucial aspects of an Army wife's life that outsiders may not know. Sure, you've heard it all. But do you really know how we deal with it? Do you want to know? Well, here you go.
25/04/2015 8:18 AM IST
Fun-Facts About Being A

Fun-Facts About Being A Woman

A woman who earns more than her husband is emasculating. A woman who doesn't work is a failure. A woman somewhere in between is blah. I can't even explain this one, it hurts my sense of self worth having to explains such an offensive feature of this list.
14/04/2015 8:13 AM IST
Be The Magic: Lessons On How Women Should Be

Be The Magic: Lessons On How Women Should Be Treated

While we teach our daughters to have courage, we ridicule the ones who actually do. While we teach our daughters to be kind, we physically hurt the one who actually show kindness. And while we hope our daughters will believe in magic, we act otherwise by saying that a girl can summon bad luck on a nation.
10/04/2015 8:01 AM IST
The 11 Rules Of The Religion Of

The 11 Rules Of The Religion Of Toddlerhood

Being a toddler is not just a phase, it is a religion with its own rules. As a mother of a two-and-a-half -year old, I've had a damn good insight into the religion of toddlerhood and I declare myself fully qualified to talk about it in public. So here goes your elementary education to the rules of this religion.
27/03/2015 8:12 AM IST