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A Doll’s House, Anjali Enjeti, Fiction, Henrik Ibsen, maternal instinct, Motherhood, Short Story

Verve Fiction: Routine

Illustration by Opashona Ghosh

We deem mothers to be the embodiment of safety, security and unconditional love; they are tasked with absorbing others’ pain, while putting their own needs last. Inspired by Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, Anjali Enjeti’s short story — exclusive to Verve — subverts these entrenched notions and forces us to confront the lengths women go to uphold this mythologised role
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Tejal Bajla, Co-Founder, The Mommy Network, Facebook group for mothers, Motherhood

Going back to work was the best decision she made for her child, spouse, family and, above all, for herself
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Priyanka Sehgal, Vice President, Content and Strategy, Network 18, Motherhood

Mum’s The Word: Priyanka Sehgal On The Challenges Of Being A Single Parent

Text by Meghna Pant. Illustration By Dhruv Tyagi

As a society, we need to understand that doing things differently doesn’t make a mother bad
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Urvashi Butalia, Feminist Publisher, Motherhood

This feminist publisher strongly believes that being a mother is not the only role women can play in society
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Featured, Gul Panag, Motherhood, Online Exclusive, Parenthood, Rishi Attari

The new mum dishes about how she kept her pregnancy under wraps, the thrills and challenges of motherhood and how she bounced back into shape barely three months after giving birth
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Schauna Chauhan Saluja, CEO, Parle Agro, Bikram Saluja, Motherhood

Mum’s The Word: Schauna Chauhan Saluja Talks About Opting For Surrogacy

Text by Meghna Pant. Illustration By Dhruv Tyagi

To have someone else incubate your baby is an emotionally and financially draining endeavour and a gut-wrenching process, but nothing about the process deterred her
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