Once a month, women bleed in a natural biological dance that signifies - “hey, no baby for you this time!” Simple? Well. yes. But over the decades, people have been incredibly innovative in interpreting what it could mean instead.
Indians love big families. Households with everyone living under one roof in blissful harmony have adorned our TV screens for decades. But no matter how rosy the picture, we can't overlook the fact that we have a population crisis.
When was the last time that you looked into the mirror and didn’t scowl at your own reflection? At that moustache, that’s visible only to your eyes, or that speckle of red freckles, spread across your nose like a constellation.
I had my whole life planned out. Graduate, work for a couple of years, get an MBA, work as a consultant, travel far and wide, write, practice photography, work abroad for a few years...And it did not figure in a baby anytime soon.