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Jaibala Rao

Blogger, Freelance Writer & Columnist

Academically a microbiologist and professionally a Freelance Writer and Columnist; Jaibala's true passion lies in writing words and weaving rhymes.   She is a Web Columnist for popular magazines and websites, has been featured on India’s top bloggers’ lists twice in a row and her posts are regularly picked as top posts. Jaibala also conducts blogging and writing workshops that help other writers find their voice. She can be reached at


No, A Single Parent Isn’t Mom And Dad Rolled Into On

When you see an advertisement that shows a son gifting his mother a mug that says “World's Best Dad” or a meme that says in effect that a single dad is as caring and loving as a mom, it immediately becomes aspirational. I won't lie -- three years back, all this is what I thought it meant to be a single parent. I wanted to be that mom who got that mug from her son.
24/08/2016 12:22 PM IST
Alena Yakusheva

Why I Am Happy That I Failed To Save My Marriage

I tried hard to please, change, accept and then salvage the situation. That my marriage was a situation that needed salvaging should have been my first reason to quit. But I kept egging myself on. Then slowly it dawned on me that I was losing this fight…
16/08/2016 1:55 PM IST