Women of the Millenium

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Author : Priyanka Varma

Binding : Paperback

Publication Date : 22-11-2019


Women of the Millenium


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“Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you’ll land-up amongst the stars.”
Women of the 1900’s gave us much to aspire for, almost causing a metamorphosis in the way we viewed our ambitions. It became a birth-right, rather than unconventional. From Indira Gandhi’s ferocious reign over India, to Queen Elizabeth’s ascetic rule over the throne, to Mother Teresa’s gentle ways, we got see the many facets of successful women.
So then the eager, unchaste and rebellious women of the millennium, decided to take their career ambitions a step-ahead, but also a step-back and include the joys of motherhood and domestication. When a bird is given the chance to flee the nest, it always flies back because the warmth and protection of a home and family is encouraging. So, as much as we women love to conquer new feats in our careers, we love coming-back home to the familiarity and love of a home and family. We make sure that the dinners on the table are as crisp and well turned-out as the products at work, and this balance makes us feel invincible. It’s a high like no other.
However, the struggles to create that balance often begins with the change in mindset. So, rather than being all feminist about it, and tipping the scales to a one-sided bias, let us accept and give credit to the those fathers, husbands, partners , uncles and brothers that sowed these seeds of aspirations and acceptance into former-patriarchal societies. Let’s not make it a power-struggle and give importance to each other towards our success.
This work-life balance, and all the sha-bang that is attached to it, is an accumulation of hardwork, meticulous planning, open-mindedness towards criticism and accepting eminent changes in life, to become better, more resilient and more fabulous version of ourselves.

About Author

Priyanka Varma is a graduate of University Of Western Ontario, Toronto, Canada. She has lived in India, Middle East and Canada in her lifetime. She has done her schooling from Sacred Heart
– Jamshedpur, Indian School Muscat – Oman and Milliken Mills High School – Canada.

In addition to her ferver for writing, she is a trained finance professional. She has worked for leading organizations such as Astral Media and Union Bank Of Switzerland in Toronto as
an analyst.

Her first novel, The Rite To Love, was pubished in November of 2015. It was based on her observations on a live-in relationship with a backdrop of morsels of being married. Contrasting the two with the barometer of being accepted. She has also blogged for TOI (Times of India), published her book of poems, Genesis, in 2015 and is also in process of publishing her second book of poems, Enshrined, in memory of her late father, Manu Varma. During her high school years, she has volunteered for Women’s College Hospital (Toronto) to raise awareness on post-partem care for women, Red Cross Canada and worked for a campaign called ‘Rest Up- Save Your Neck’ carried out by Insurance Bureau of Canada to raise awareness on injuries caused due to improper head-rest positioning in vehicles. She has also mentored troubled children for a program called ‘Stand By Me’ in London, Ontario (Canada) in university.

Her hobbies include reading (voraciously, she devours any narrative with a consequence), swimming (lives for that first dive in the pool after long, morose winters), writing ( thinks its
the best way to express your most impertinent understanding of the world) and cooking (validates the fascinating correlation between recipes and the ways in which they seduce all the
five senses).

Currently, and infinitely ever, relishing in the realm of motherhood. She is a mom to her 7 year-old, daughter named Aanya. In the future, she would like to publish more books. Professionaly,
she is working as an accounts payable specialist with an MNC.

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