Mommy Diaries: He’s Home

The universal “holy shit I have no idea what to do” no parents talk about was what we were going through this whole day once we got back home! For the first time in life I have hypertension meds to take aka I have high blood pressure! Stitches hurt like crazy but I am on […]

Day 157: #Guns and Women

While mentoring one of my students at Masterstudio (HGK, Basel) for her Master Thesis titled: “What attitude do Swiss and American students have towards guns? A study to visualise thoughts and attitudes regarding on-going debates about gun-control.” – I remember passing a snide comment about how guns have more rights than a woman in America. […]

Day 138: #MothersDay

Exactly on this day a year ago my ex-J literally sat on his high-chair imposing his choice of not to pursue fatherhood – by telling me that it is either his way or highway if I want to be a mother. Yes. When we came together we had this conversation and I made it clear […]

Day 117: Sisyphean task

I have been travelling and living alone, away from my parents since I came of age. There were many Bengali men and women before I, they did the same, one of them being Gayatri Chakraborty-Spivak. I prefer thinking of us as the free spirited lot – in a never ending quest for knowledge and education. […]

Day 18: Blood Test

When you are pregnant, the number of tests that the clinic makes you go through – to be honest, it is a nuisance. Yet, better safe than sorry I guess? This morning I had the „bloodsugar“ test. Reason? From 10kilos underweight I went 6kilos overweight. From what I understand, women get about 15kilos overweight by […]

Day 1, The Nugget: The Pregnancy Diary

Affirmation to carry on from 2021 – “I should accept infinite disappointments but never lose infinite hope.” I did not get to know I am pregnant. I did not look at my test. I was sure I couldn’t conceive without IVF. That’s what the doctors said. 2020 December ended with the news that I can’t […]