Bibi Bhani Ji holds a unique place in Sikh history. She was the mother of the first Sikh martyr, Guru Arjan Dev Ji (the fifth Guru of the Sikhs). She was also the daughter of the third Guru, Guru Amar Das Ji and the wife of fourth Guru, Guru Ram Das Ji. As such, she … More Inspirational Sikh Women: Part 2 – Bibi Bhani Ji
There’s a fine line between upholding traditions out of respect and refusing to modernise due to close mindedness. Essentially, I think that most people fall under one of two camps: forward thinkers and backwards thinkers. Backwards thinkers consult the past and rely heavily on what has already happened in order to formulate their future. It … More Life Partner Or Sidekick?
It’s better to be alone than to be with the wrong person, I’ve definitely learnt that this year. And ‘settling’ should never be an option. I don’t care how convenient it may be or how old we may get, we all deserve so much more than to be tied to somebody we have no real … More “Tick Tock,” Says My Biological Clock
I stumbled upon an interesting quote the other day: friendship isn’t about being the same, it’s about being on the same page. But what if you feel like you’re not even in the same book anymore, let alone on the same page! Okay, let me explain. When you’re a bright-eyed, carefree student, life is nothing … More Growing Pains
Today it’s been exactly two years since the brutal gang rape of 23 year old physiotheraphy student Jyoti Singh on a bus in Delhi, a case which provoked outrage all over the world. Flicking through the newspaper about a week ago I stumbled upon another story which stated that a 26 year old Indian woman had reportedly been … More India’s Rape Culture
I guess it was inevitable. After leaving university and almost immediately securing steady 9-5 jobs, a few of my friends have already begun to mosey on down those paths sign-posted: ‘settle down’, ‘marriage’ and ‘time to get serious’, and honestly I’m happy for them. Each of them has a well-thought-out life plan and they know exactly what they want both … More Growing Up
As you may know, if you’ve read my blog post about 90’s Bollywood films, I’m a huge Indian cinema fan! The magic and vibrancy that these South Asian films exude are unmatched by Hollywood in my opinion. No way would Brad Pitt or George Clooney ever be able to pull off wearing skin tight leather … More Romantic Expectations Heightened By Bollywood