What is home? For the first 25 years of my life, it was a place. Then it became a person. First, my mother, then my husband. But what is home really?

After moving away from any place that traditionally referred to as home, with ‘my home’, my husband, I still miss home. Initially it was an unsettling feeling because I thought I settled on the concept that home is not a place but a person. …


I remember the earliest I heard about it was 20years ago when I was watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S in which Rachel shows it off to her friends as a gift by Barry, her ex-fiance, whom she left at the altar as shown in pilot episode of the series.

“Rachel showing off her Chanel No 5 which Barry purchased as a gift after their lunch date….”

It didn’t catch my attention then as much but I certainly remember that as my first time ever hearing about it. Those were my early teenage years and I wasn’t wearing perfumes yet. …


I came across the following thread sometime ago. Doesn’t it make a lot of sense?

The Oxford dictionary definitions for Respect (in the context I propose to talk now) are the following:

1. Feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements.

2. Regard for the feelings, wishes, or rights of others.

Right from our childhood, we are taught about the former than latter.

Beta uncle ko pranam karo bade haina, Dadi ke pair chuo, Badonse zabaan mat lagao etc etc.,

I am sure most of us have heard this at many points in…

Ajitha Duvvuri

Indian in Sweden

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