I have a few greys. And by ‘a few’ I mean enough greys for people to give their piece of mind about what I should do, to regain lost melanin. I want to tell them, that follicle will never sprout a black tress naturally now. I simply sigh and let it be. Apparently a woman…… Continue reading Greys
What happens when a rape is reported? It’s on the news for a few days. The victim’s ordeal turns into a commercial nightmare. Political parties seize the issue to stress upon failure of governance, a few scapegoats are suspended and the cry for justice rises and falls like a wave. Shakespeare in Julius Caesar says…… Continue reading Men: Raising them right
Hey, I wonder if you, Look over your shoulders now and then, To confirm that you’re not being followed. I wonder if you’ve ever had to consider what the best pepper spray in the market was. I wonder if you’re aware at times, Looking at objects and counting the ways they double up as weapons…… Continue reading Not Today
Women. Women who are mothers to us, worrying how we’re making it. What we have had for lunch and just when are we going to marry. Those who became mothers recently and are basking in it’s glory, even those who don’t think they’re carved for the task. Single mothers being a set of parents to…… Continue reading You will be fine.
Women who are doing fine at being themselves.
If you are a woman, do people take you seriously when you talk sense about, let's see, politics? More often than not, you are brushed aside when you start making sense.
I walk, Down alleyways and passages, Corridors and lanes, And roads, As if I am one person too much, Occupying more space than I exist in. So I make myself small, Pull my hands in And hold them folded, Against my body. I stick to the straight line, That becomes fine while I walk. And…… Continue reading Shrinking Women
Tell us something about yourself. Suffice it to say I am a woman? So, what do you feel? I feel a lot of things: angst, anxiety, paranoia, joy, ecstasy, happiness, delusion and fear, but never too safe. You don’t feel safe? Yes. And no, this isn’t a country thing. I mean I tried everything, dressing…… Continue reading The Interview
A six month sentence is not enough. A gentle sentence cannot be awarded just because Brock Turner is a man of potential. That is as good as saying the victim is not. The woman had aspirations of her own. A man’s future is not of more value than that of a women. Both were bound…… Continue reading Denigrating
I am no expert on feministic theories that have progressed over the years but I am befuddled by its many ironies. I speak of the irony. In this largely patriarchal setup, those who have had to speak for the rights of women have often had to address their men who are in the possession of…… Continue reading Irony