Help me, for I don't know who to blame anymore. Many people are concerned that media and social media has highlighted only two particular cases while the rest of the country continues to have incidents where it's daughters are facing the same atrocities. True, very true. Before we go on endorsing the proud statistic of … Continue reading Who do I blame?
Religious groups have started to grow suspicious of each other. Each wants their own autonomy, power grab and security for their respective groups. There are reports of violence erupting across the country. States are becoming witness to Muslims and Hindus killing each other. Politicians plead for peace and unity only when they realise that the … Continue reading Its Happening Again
Ignorance is all around me, in my home. I've always been a stern believer of progressive values and systems. I have been blessed in my life to have had the opportunity to make friends from across countries, castes, religions and classes. Every dissimilarity that I come across makes me more intrigued to understand that dissimilarity, … Continue reading My Silence Enables Ignorance Around Me
Over the past few months, I've had the good fortune to come across people who believe in uplifting others and empowering those around them. Many have termed me as 'brazen', 'brave', 'confident', etc. I'm not trying to get social media affirmation in any way but when you live your life in a particular way which … Continue reading Unapologetic
There are always discussions around us in the media, on twitter and general social media outlets about the new rulings or expectations that everyone HAS to stand up for the Indian National Anthem. I'm not the one to argue that I hate standing up for the national anthem however the forcefulness of the decision is … Continue reading Stand Up.
I guess the biggest barrier that comes between me and people is my fear to open up to them about my low points. Mostly because my low points keep coming back every month and sometimes, generously, twice a month or even thrice. I was maybe in 7th or 8th grade when I felt it. The … Continue reading Invalid
The revelations of the concentration camps in Chechnya has taken everyone by surprise. The anti-gay campaign is claimed to be responsible for mental and physical torture and killing of gay men. Its hard to imagine such a scenario in today's world. But the bitter truth is that we are still surrounded by social and legal … Continue reading The Desi Gay Affair
Usually I stick to Facebook when I need to vent out or rant about things that frustrate me and boil my blood. Obviously the Bangalore Mass Molestation was my most recent trigger. However, after seeing cases like Nirbhaya, the many cases of kids getting raped and now the Bangalore incident, my thoughts and anger couldn't … Continue reading The Curious Case of India and Rape
What would I tell myself if I could go back and relive high school? Well firstly, I wouldn’t want to do that. My school days weren’t exactly the most sane ones for most of it. Gossips, rumours, ‘who’s conti are you going to or promoting’, ‘bhai mujhe toh passes sahi rate pe dede’ occupied most … Continue reading Fourteen/Three
"Mom i'm sick" "OK" Mom i'm Divorced" "WTF Your life is OVER" I know two types of people in my life (real experience, not fictional). The first, our my maternal grandparents. I've always heard my Nani giving me advice about how i should live my life, not stop my career for any boy and do … Continue reading East vs West = Marriage vs Divorce?