Pallavi Barnwal

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So far Pallavi Barnwal has created 115 blog entries.

Cheat Sheet for Dating me

By |2019-04-16T09:41:32+00:00October 9th, 2018|Relationship, Women|

Two weeks back, I met this man who was three decades older than me. He was here on a business trip and wanted to catch up over drinks. An affluent banker, South Indian, entrepreneur. I think he scored all brownie points to get me to say Yes. I went in [...]

Me Too Moment of a Man

By |2019-04-16T09:42:00+00:00October 9th, 2018|Men|

I just had my #metoo moment and can now join the movement to exorcise sexual misconduct. The only difference being, I've to join men. Yes! Unknowingly, I became the perpetrator in all this ambit of #metoo. I ended up causing sexual discomfort to a long-term friend, a man. It is a moment [...]

Self Esteem of a Maid

By |2019-05-23T07:44:55+00:00October 8th, 2018|Culture|

I'm guilty of exercising my 'CLASS' today. Remember those days! when we had those upper class, lower class, untouchables, shudras, kshatriyas, brahmins. Yes, I've successfully inherited that ostracization and vanity in my DNA and it has made me commit an offence today. And yet the class factor is so deeply [...]

When I supported an Unemployed Partner

By |2019-04-16T09:44:05+00:00October 8th, 2018|Relationship, Women|

I've supported two non-earning 'male' partners in the past, each for a year. Have put 'male' in italics as typically, non-earning partner refers to a female. Indeed it is difficult, but then I wonder, how millions of men with their dependent wives do not find it difficult. In the course [...]

What I did not Know About Mother

By |2019-04-16T09:44:33+00:00October 8th, 2018|Adolescent|

As a child, I had the first claim on food cooked and ordered for special occasions. Father bought Spongy jaggery Rôshogollas in Clay Handi from 'Deshbandhu Sweets' on his way back home from the office, whenever guests were due to arrive. The count of Rôshogollas was one per family member [...]

Why I chose to become a Sex Educator

By |2019-05-23T07:45:15+00:00October 8th, 2018|Culture|

A decade-old corporate stint, year and half of writing, soul-searching, emotionally abusive relationships and meeting hundreds of strangers. I've decided what is it that I want to pursue. Finally! - Sexuality Educator. Yes. I recently enrolled in a UN-affiliated certification course in CSE (Comprehensive Sexuality Education) and as a part of [...]

Sitting Among College Students I Felt Old

By |2019-04-16T09:45:00+00:00October 8th, 2018|Body, Women|

Of late, I've developed an interest in learning and working in the area of Sexuality Education. Having a rudimentary knowledge in the subject, I decided to join a volunteer fellowship program from an NGO. The invite mail from the program coordinator addressed us as 'See you Guys' and made me suspect for [...]

A Letter I Wrote to My 6 Year Old Son

By |2019-04-16T09:45:23+00:00October 8th, 2018|Parent|

6 years back, my ex-husband suggested creating an email account for our newborn. The idea was to mail pictures and other memorabilia that he will grow up to cherish. Over a period of time, the email account evolved from a mere album to a medium to share my life-learnings and [...]

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