Author: Shernaz Wadia

The Me Too Campaign: Women Stand Tall Against Sexual and Domestic Violence

Reading Time: 7 minutesThe “Me Too” campaign has brought together women in a show of solidarity, of courage to make visible the enormity of sexual and domestic violence against them – their age, skin colour, social stature and economic background notwithstanding. Shernaz takes a hard look into gender discrimination, exclusively in Different Truths. The “Me Too” campaign that […]

Health: Care or Scare?

Reading Time: 6 minutesEvery profession has black sheep. The health sector is ailing with deep-rooted corruption. Shernaz exposes the rot, as one section of ethical doctors go hammer and tongs on the corrupt ones, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. A headline in Pune Mirror some months back screamed, “MCI a den of corruption, says Symbiosis […]

A Sense of Humour is not Being Funny!

Reading Time: 6 minutesHaving a sense of humour is not the same as being funny. The latter implies being able to tell a joke well or perfectly timing a pun to lighten the moment during a serious conversation that could take a nasty turn. These are sweet, warm-hearted persons who diffuse tensions by making others laugh with their […]

Self-acceptance: A Realistic and Subjective Understanding of our Worth

Reading Time: 6 minutesSelf-acceptance can be nurtured. It is not anybody’s exclusive property. The first step towards promoting self-healing is to be self-compassionate. Cultivating this compassion, helps us to like ourselves and eventually accept those parts that we have erroneously striven to hide or hate, writes Shernaz, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. The loving acknowledgment […]

Patriotism vs. Nationalism: Beware of the Jingoism of in the Name of a Nation

Reading Time: 6 minutesThere is a worldwide resurgence of the nationalist pitch in politics. A globally surging separatist oratory is slowly and surely pushing back the strides made towards an international integration. To every nation, community and ethnic group the outside world, ‘the other’ has become a den of enmity and hostility. This kind of nationalism poses a threat, reasons Shernaz, […]

A Soliloquy of a Grandmother

Reading Time: 6 minutesSunday (September 10) was Grandparents’ Day. Shernaz recounts the playfulness and bickering with her two adorable grandchildren. She worries about the world that they would inherit. From media reports blasted at us daily, it would seem that no child is safe anywhere. Read more in her weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Being a grandma […]

In Reverence

Reading Time: 8 minutesगुरुर्ब्रह्मा गुरुर्विष्णुर्गुरुर्देवो महेश्वरः । गुरुरेव परं ब्रह्म तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥१॥ Gurur-Brahmaa Gurur-Vissnnur-Gururdevo Maheshvarah | Gurureva Param Brahma Tasmai Shrii-Gurave Namah ||1|| Here’s an inspiring tribute to all teachers by Shernaz, as part of the special feature. She talks about exemplary teachers, from a child to those who dedicated their lives, while on jobs or post retirement. A Different Truths exclusive. Come September and […]

My Jigsaw Fairy

Reading Time: 6 minutes  Tooth Fairy or not, a fairy guided Shernaz through the jigsaw puzzle of life. Read more about it in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. When I lost my first milk tooth, I was told to wrap it, put it under my pillow, and make a wish for the tooth fairy to grant. […]

Get Around the Molehills of Life

Reading Time: 7 minutesWe often imagine situations far worse than they are. In short, we create a mountain out of molehills. Shernaz tells us how to overcome this problem, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Going for a picnic? Travelling abroad to meet your daughter?  Oops! There’s a bit of dust on that one table. Is […]

Friends: The Precious Wealth that Money Cannot Buy!

Reading Time: 7 minutesFriends are an inestimable treasure. Age difference, generation gap etc. are not a bar; friendship is the meeting of two minds and hearts that understand, love and accepts each other non-judgementally. Shernaz talks about friends and friendship, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Friendship is a garden of many hued flowers nurtured with […]