She is beautiful as she is With a mind and soul of a tree, Having a battered trunk Scarred by the past. But her brawny roots Still holding her up, Helping her reach higher, Growing leaves afresh. She is beautiful as she is With a heart of a bird, Having mighty wings Daring to take… Continue reading The Best of Both Worlds
In India, Judging and objectifying a woman happens more often than praising her for her accomplishments. The other day, my friends and I were just lazying around and talking. You know how girls’ talks just switch from topic to topic, right? So that’s what was happening and in midst of it all we ended up… Continue reading Do not Worship the Goddesses!
As I look at the old photographs,I reminise about the rocky beaches of Mangalore.The desire to visit again remindedHow intriguing they were to meHow I could look for hours atThe water gleaming in sunlightAnd the beautifully highlighted ripples,The giant waves splashing on the rocksAnd receding back, diminishing,Becoming a part of the sea againSwaying the gullible… Continue reading The Choice
Dear 2014,When you arrived at my doorstep, I thought that you'd bring great gifts for me. You gave me nicely wrapped gift and I was allured by their appearance at first. But gradually when I started opening them up one by one, I found that you wrapped shocking surprises in them, some were totally unexpected.… Continue reading Dear 2014
These days women empowerment has become the new hype. Everyday my Facebook TL is filled with feminist posts. Most of them talking about how women are deprived of their freedom, how they are constantly judged on their appearance and their choices, how men look at them as inferior beings and try to dominate them both… Continue reading Maybe "we" are the problem
I remember this one time when Friendship day and Rakshabandhan fell really close to each other, maybe on the same date and whenever I wanted to tie a friendship band to a guy, they would ask me whether it's a friendship band or a rakhi and I could do nothing but give them a puzzled… Continue reading Less of Raksha, More of a Bandhan
रात के अँधेरे में एक आहट सुनाई देती एक आहट जो मुझे डरा देती हैअँधेरे से डर तो हमेशा ही लगता थाअँधेरे में जाने से दिल डरता था पर अब ये डर थोडा बढ़ गया है डर की वजह भी बढ़ गयी है मैं सुबह का इंतज़ार करती हूँ रात भर सोने से डरती हूँसवेरा तो आ जाता है पर सुबह नहीं आती… Continue reading अँधेरा