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November 10, 2013

The Calcutta Comeuppance

She was a widow: someone who flaunted societal rules to enjoy life. He had been enamoured with her, but chose not to acknowledge it: he knew he could not face up to his family, and society, to marry her. At-least that’s what he told me. Over the years my father has let small […]
October 20, 2013

Ruby Iyer origins

The rape of the young girl in New Delhi on her way back from a movie a moving bus, generated a groundswell of emotion among many women in India—the country’s very own Pink Revolution. Not just because of the merciless nature of the crime but because harassment of women, is […]
September 28, 2013

Stop when you see Red

The scream rang out behind me. I turned to see the car screech to a halt breaks applied with enough force to rear up on its back tyres. Just behind the vehicle a little girl wearing a long white dress, turned to run back towards the traffic island where the […]
September 7, 2013

Goddesses – but not of their destiny

This campaign by India based, anti-sex trafficking NGO Save Our Sisters, caught my eye. In a country which makes global headlines for revering women as goddesses, and also for brutalizing them –the pictures curiously fit– reflecting the extremes that make this a country of maximum paradoxes.  NOTE: No women were hurt in […]
August 26, 2013

Is it really possible to work and write?

I should have got used to it by now. That dreaded ‘s’ word, where I fold within myself and only look at the dark places, the ones which cause me grief, making me shrivel to one fourth the girl I am. The bane of my life as a teenager and […]