A Bibliophile’s Retrospection and Pre New Year Resolution

My team follows the Agile methodology for Software Development. I have a love-hate relationship with Agile, because some practices are very good, while others seem to be overkill. I decided to apply the good processes into my daily life.

I am not a person who believes in New Year resolutions, because I’ve always felt that if I want to do something, I need to do it right away. Why wait for the New Year to resolve something? Continue reading

I can’t drive and that’s okay!

When I tell people that I can’t drive a car or ride a bike, they are surprised. Their eyes betray an odd mix of shock, amusement, disbelief and disapproval as if I told them that I don’t know how to make a phone call. All the questions and observations that follow this statement can be summarised as, “How can an educated woman born and brought up in a city in the 21st century not know how to drive?”

They ask “How can a working woman not ride a scooty or drive a car? How do you travel then? Aren’t buses tiring? Why would you spend so much on autos?” I want to answer them that Continue reading

The Wonder Woman by my side

Being a single girl child, I have always been the apple of my parents’ eyes. Till college, my only job was to study and was never expected to do any kind of household tasks. My parents are quite traditional and believe that girls should be treated like princesses. All that matters to them is that I am brought up with good morals and can think independently, it is alright if I do not lift a finger at home. My dad’s logic is that I need to be cherished while I’m young because I will have a lot of responsibilities once I get married and step into my spouse’s house. Continue reading