What’s next?

So a woman has had her first kid, and after a considerable amount of time has passed, the air is always abuzz with silent questions and friendly nudges. And usually the impending question always comes ...

The birds, bees, and siblings

Last time I wrote about hopes, dreams, growing up, and other assorted weirdnesses. It got me thinking, how many of you have actually had the ‘birds and bees’ talk with your kids? Do you ev ...

“Yes I Can!”

So what did you want to be when you grew up? Were you even asked this question? Did you even wonder, or were you told to do this-and-this and become a so-and-so and fate was decided for you? For me ...

It’s a wild life! (Part 1)

I’ve mentioned in my earlier columns that I had spent a chunk of my childhood abroad, swinging from tree to tree like Tarzan in the jungles of a sizeable island near the land down under. I re ...

It’s a wild life (Part 2)

I remember one of my very first pieces of writing was about a crazy man. It was called, “The long long man.” Before your imagination runs wild, let me tell you that in the local language, ...

LISTEN!

The air is heavy and the weather is stickier than caramel on a hot pan. The terrible thing about these hot summers is that it often increases irritability and decreases patience. The reason I&rsquo ...

Mattha, haath, paao

First impressions can be a very deceptive thing. You think you know someone, but then you really don’t. Everyone goes through this experience many times in their lives, at different stages, with ...

In sickness and in health

With the hullabulloo of Mother’s Day finally swept away into a corner, piled into a box, only to be opened until the next time it is required, I can now settle back into life in general. Spea ...

Ode To Mommas

There’s no better way to start off the 40th issue (really, that many? I know right?) of The Bong Momma – other than ranting. I owe it to my self-depreciating and endlessly impatient self ...

What is work? Baby don’t hurt me!

Work. Employment. Income. Identity – Words that don’t mean much on their own but end up having a big impact on our lives. What you may not know is that I was home for a long time after the ...

Minu Ahmed

Minu Ahmed is your not-so-average homemaker, norm-shirker and abomination of awesomeness, juggling a career in communication, mother-hood and her fatter half. Questions? Send to [email protected]

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