Author: Vidya Raja

Meeting Avirook Sen – The Author of Aarushi

“You are a lawyer, will you moderate the discussion we intend to have with Avirook Sen,” asked Upasana in our weekly meeting. I should be able to do that, I thought to myself. I had read the book almost as soon as it was published and had a fairly strong opinion about the case and the book. Reading the book again for this interaction left me with even more questions than the first time around. I prepared myself for a sombre discussion with the author. But the minute he walked into the room, that thought went flying out of...

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GurgaonMoms say #FeedToDefeat

We celebrate so many days and occasions, why not celebrate health and the importance of good health at that. October is celebrated as the Breast Cancer Awareness Month world over. With alarming number of breast cancer incidences in the Delhi/NCR region we have an added onus on our shoulder to ensure that we take charge and get checked regularly.    In order to mark the occasion, Medela India organized an awareness campaign ‘FeedToDefeat’ on Sunday, October 18, 2015, in Connaught Place, New Delhi, to encourage more and women to practice breastfeeding in order to reduce the risk of breast...

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When the mind went blank

Ramakrishnan had just settled down with his son-in-law’s newspaper when he felt it being pulled away from his hands. “Mama, you are going to spend your entire day at home. Why don’t you read it later,” said Murthy.  Ramakrishnan meekly nodded his head and went back to sipping his filter coffee. This was a regular morning scene at the Murthy household. Ramakrishnan had one daughter, Anjana, who had been married to Murthy. Anjana and Murthy had three kids, all in various parts of the country studying and pursuing various dreams. After the death of his wife, Ramakrishnan had moved in with his daughter. At 82 Ramakrishnan was still as fit as a fiddle and had a sharp mind. The only slight complaint he had was with his hearing. For which he wore a hearing aid. Having him around took away the loneliness that Anjana ended up feeling from time to time since her kids now were all grown up and out of the house. Both father and daughter enjoyed the time that they spent with each other and would often be found sharing a laugh or a memory. Everything was just perfect until the day Ramakrishnan had his first episode. It began as a usual Monday morning; Murthy was busy getting ready for work, Anjana getting the meals for the day in order, and Ramakrishnan waiting for Murthy to...

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And then he came along … Part 2

To read Part 1 : Click Here The rest of the brunch was a blur, I didn’t particularly enjoy myself and Priya seemed to notice this distracted me. Infact she even asked me if everything was alright. “Ya ya, just the beginning of a mild headache,” I said. I used that as an excuse and slipped away early. Suhail and Naina wanted to stay back a while longer so Deep and Priya agreed to drop them back while I took the car back home. When I was on my way home the phone beeped. The text was from Karan....

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And then he came along …

I was 32 years of age when all this began. I was married at the age of 26 and so far I could safely say that I was a happily married woman. My name is Seema Shah. Mine was a sort of marriage that dreams were made up of. Everyone I knew said Suhail and I  were an ideal couple, that we had great chemistry and understanding. And we did, we understood each other very well and were completely in sync with each other’s emotions. I worked very hard to ensure that we had a good marriage. My parents...

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And it all crumbled

It took me 15 years to get to the position I was at. Mrs. Vyjanti Iyer – Sales and Marketing head IHC. In these 15 years I had made a family; given birth to a boy, who was extremely smart and handsome, and had done well for myself personally. I was the proud owner of a well kept house in Boat Club Road, boasted of being a member at almost all the clubs in Chennai and was always invited to the best social do’s in the city. My husband, Dr. Shyam Iyer, was equally if not more successful. He...

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