Mujhse Pehli Si Mohabbat…

It’s been a while since Mahogany Writers have written something. Kohinoor blames it on me – I have been too invested in work and my life in Kabul to find time to keep up with the blog posts. Basically, you’ve been lazy I can almost hear Kohinoor say in my head. She’s been busy too, … Continue reading Mujhse Pehli Si Mohabbat…

It’s okay to take help.

This post is specifically about mental health, and the stigma and misconceptions we still seem to have and harbour about it. Ever since I started studying Psychology, my mind has opened to a lot of bias and misunderstandings people (including myself) have and had about the field, and about visiting mental health professionals. But it … Continue reading It’s okay to take help.

Dear Person-Who-Asked-Me-Why-I-Am-A-Feminist,

Dear Person-Who-Asked-Me-Why-I-Am-A-Feminist, This might seem more like a rant, and perhaps it is. You asked me recently why I need “feminism.” Why are you so bothered? You’re living your life the way you want to. Your parents never discriminated between you and your brothers. You chose the profession you wanted to. You aren’t being forced … Continue reading Dear Person-Who-Asked-Me-Why-I-Am-A-Feminist,

The Importance of “Me-Time”

Last weekend, I travelled to my favourite place in the world – ‘Hay-On-Wye.’ I remember reading about this place as a kid in one of Ruskin Bond’s books. Hay-On-Wye is a small town in Wales, also referred to as the ‘book town’ with several bookstores and the largest second-hand book shop in the world. But … Continue reading The Importance of “Me-Time”