Motherhood is always, and rather unquestioningly, painted as a blissful, wondrous and magical experience. Indian popular culture does its fair bit to deify mothers to such an extent that the very real, excruciatingly painful physical experience is often wiped out of motherhood narratives. This is also true of our socio-cultural fabric, in which motherhood is elevated to such heights that a woman is considered "incomplete" without it.
Such romanticised notions [...]
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