The difference

Last day of school? Surely, it is special for everyone. But can there be biasness in this too between a girl and a boy? I hadn’t known this until yesterday. My brother celebrated his last day of high school yesterday and he came back home with colours all over his face and well wishes markedContinue reading “The difference”

Lady Winchilsea!

Her bursting indignation against the position of women:   How are we fallen! Fallen by mistaken rules, And education’s more than Nature’s fools; Debarred from all improvements of the mind, And to be dull, expected and designed; And if someone would soar above the rest, With warmer fancy, and ambition pressed, So strong the opposingContinue reading “Lady Winchilsea!”

Happy Diwali?

Well, most of you know that we celebrate Diwali for the arrival of Lord Ram, Laxman and Sita from a 14 year long exile back to Ayodhya. I have been celebrating Diwali for all these years merrily, lighting diyas, burning crackers despite all the environmental hazards. But this year something is bothering me. I amContinue reading “Happy Diwali?”

Phenomenal women

  Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size But when I start to tell them, They think I’m telling lies. I say, It’s in the reach of my arms The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The curl of my lips.Continue reading “Phenomenal women”

Irony

Turning the pages of the newspapers I only see advertisements of the ‘Puja sale’ ‘Diwali sale’ or some other kind of sale going in the shops and online websites, it is then when somehow this irony struck on me. On page 4 I read an article named, “Minor girl kidnapped by classmate, raped for threeContinue reading “Irony”

3 day quote challenge; Day 3

So I was confused how to put forward this and yet make myself clear and hence I decided to turn it into a one liner and also a quote. My message is same in both of them and now it’s on you how you take it. She was scared of going out after dark; theContinue reading “3 day quote challenge; Day 3”

Challenge Accepted..!!

I see a girl standing erect, head high, hair open, long and roughly combed.  She has gripped her sides of the dress tightly, way too tightly. Her toes are clinching the floor, scratching it. Her hair hides the corner of her face. She is fair, a small mark on her right cheek, though not visible.Continue reading “Challenge Accepted..!!”

Disheartened

I am least stunned reading this. If there are yet 20 million Indian uneducated girls then this just is just another piece of news which could have affected anyone. Can you believe? There are villages where mobile phones are actually banned for girls for saving their morality. Of course if a parent has to chooseContinue reading “Disheartened”