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Mamma Ki Diary

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एक माँ की बेबाक, बेलौस डायरी। किताब एक माँ के नोट्स हैं, लेखिका का अपना ज़िन्दगीनामा है तो दूसरी माँओं के क़िस्से भी। बच्चों को पैदा करने से लेकर उनकी परवरिश के क्रम में एक पेरेन्ट, एक परिवार, एक समाज किस तरह ख़ुद को कितना बदलता है (या नहीं बदल पाता), उसका लेखा-जोखा। 'मम्मा की डायरी' न पेरेन्टिंग गाइड है और न फिक्शन, न मातृत्व पर सलाह है। तजुर्बों का एक संकलन है, और कुछ मु ...more
Paperback, First Edition, 160 pages
Published 2015 by Hind Yugam
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Gorab Jain
Non fiction. Diary of a lady post marriage from family planning, to pregnancy, to parent of twins and raising kids.
Pretentious, preachy ramblings. Picked this only because I loved the short story collection Neela Scarf.
Had many issues big and small with this book.

Major one:
There is this case where a mother is unfortunate to suffer miscarriage, and she keeps writing letters to her unborn son on his "virtual" birthdays, up-to 18 years!!
As if miscarriage isn't tormenting enough, you continue holdin
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Tarang Sinha
Jun 13, 2018 rated it liked it
It's not a parenting guide but it can teach you so many things about parenting and life of a parent, especially new mother. It's non-fiction (I didn't know that). I'm not very fond of this genre but what makes this book interesting is author's writing style. Very fresh, it grips you instantly.

It talk about family, love and loss. And, it's not just author's account. The author talks about many other mothers, their life, their loss. Some moments are very poignant but sometimes I felt distracted.
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Gourav Kumar
Nov 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A touching tale from working mothers. A must read for men and women alike. While it teaches women to manage their expectations, it also teaches men to support their wives through their career and household chores.

Changing times need changing attitudes. Men are no longer the sole bread winners of the family and women should no longer be the sole homemakers. This book exposes the realities of societal expectations that place much more burdens on a woman than a man.

The writing of the book strikes a
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Toolika Wadhwa
Jun 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
A fantastic piece by a young working mother on her everyday decisions, experiences and the struggle to negotiate with others. She describes her experiences with ease and shares without hesitation. Complete review on: http://kitaabikhazana.blogspot.in/201... ...more
Swati Agrawal
Mar 24, 2017 rated it liked it
This was an okay book. True to its title, it is a mother's diary.

The start of the book was really good. I was able to relate to it till the first 50 pages, as my kid is 15 months old now. But gradually, the book became very preachy and philosophical, something I never like reading. However, I really like the author's observation about people. I liked it in her first book "Neela Scarf" and that is why I picked this one.

Am not sure whether I will be recommending this book or not.
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Anchal Saksena
May 07, 2019 rated it liked it
Good book based on motherhood.
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Feb 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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