• Musing,  Social

    Why Getting a Haircut Made me a Rebel!

    So I got a haircut. And heads turned. In the office cafeteria, people looked at me and couldn’t look away. Some jaws dropped open at the staircase while passing by me while others tried to look nonchalant but failed miserably. If you are thinking that this was because I looked fabulous, that my haircut is uniquely beautiful, you can’t be more wrong. I just went from having shoulder length hair to a pixie. No woman who wishes to look beautiful cuts their hair as short as I did. And everyone knows that the length of one’s hair is directly proportional…

  • Social,  Women

    The Bangle Tangle!!

    It’s been the longest that I have really written anything. Sometimes I don’t know what to write, and when I do, I am too busy. As I hope to slowly slip back into my old self, what could be better to break the break than to introduce another busy blogger whom I adore? Not only we have similar lives, we share common ideologies and beliefs too. I adore her as a blogger and admire her for being extraordinarily vocal about different issues we women face each day in our country. Even though we have been fortunate to have a shielded…

  • Social,  Women

    The Super Woman Syndrome

    Saturday. I had a picnic to go to. Something, which I had organized. So I was up early to complete the household chores before I left. I was also working as we had to complete an entire set of application performance related tasks within the weekend. I squeezed ten minutes in to call my mother-in-law in India because I wouldn’t get time later and she would be upset if I didn’t call.  As I was speaking with her she wanted me to call her sister as well because it’d been long since I’d spoken with her. And she also asked if…

  • Opinion

    So What She was Raped? I Dont Care, Really!

    And now in Mumbai. Yet again, yet another woman. And surprisingly it didn’t even hurt me anymore! Not the way it should have. I wanted to know however. Who was the girl? How old was she? What was she wearing? Was she alone? How many men were there? I flooded Twitter with my questions. I received numerous responses. I re-tweeted few of those to let others know. But you see I never asked any question or expressed any curiosity about those rapists. Image Courtesy: Google Image Why should I? Don’t I already know it must have been the girl’s fault?…

  • Social

    Let’s Ring the Bell! Against Child Marriage!

    Image sourced from web India has always been mysteriously guided by mythologies and scriptures that were written thousands of years ago. Our very unwillingness to bring ourselves at par with the current times has been the main reason why we are still a third world country when the countries like China and Japan who started at the same time as ours are already being considered as the next superpowers. We are so proud of our golden history that we fail to see it’s irrelevance in the modern times. But I also feel that either we are too superficial in our…

  • Opinion

    Yet Another Fruitless Rant

    About Women in India                                         Your lips are probably curved upward already as you read the title. Your incredulous eyes probably refuse to believe that yet another person wants to write yet again about the same tiring topic. And you are probably thinking, “What will it achieve anyway? As if everyone didn’t already know everything!” Maybe you are correct. Maybe what I have to say has already been said many times by numerous other people. But that doesn’t make the unease…

  • Social

    In the name of God!

    4 o’clock in the morning. I had barely managed to close my eyes after a long Friday night. After all it was Weekend. Time to finally unwind and wear off all those stress accumulated over the week. But alas, suddenly a loud speaker started blaring at full volume, “Om Namah Shiva”! I tried my best to ignore and go to sleep again, but the cone was too close, almost as if it was blaring directly into my ear. One would think, such mantras were supposed to bring serenity and divinity, but apparently it was giving me a throbbing headache. Clinging…

  • Social

    Gender Equality? Really?

    “Are you a feminist?” Hum asked. “No.” Tum answered. “Then it makes me the male chauvinist!” Hum sneered. “No. You are just another Indian man.” Tum said. ***** This conversation may (not) be imaginary but Hum and Tum were speaking about the facts. This post is a generalized observation I have made; but, albeit, there are exceptions. The ancient Indian history is full of tales of women’s achievements which steadily experienced downfall during the time when India was attacked so many times by external forces. Women were forced to stay inside homes for their own safety. And as our own…

  • Humor,  Musing

    Everything is Fishy about it!

    The rain god has ditched us this year. And so has the Hilsa. Given the present condition of Indian Ganga and Bangladeshi Padma rivers the Hilsa is all set to go to the Myanmar rivers. According to reports this year the number of Hilsa caught is 90% less than the number of Hilsa caught last year. As a result their price is sky rocketing. Even a small Hilsa of 500gm is selling at a rate of Rs. 500. But our enthusiasm remains un-damped. It’s rainy season, with or without rain, so how can our meal be complete without the tastiest…

  • Musing

    Growing Up!

    Growing up is hard work. Because maturity has no end and it is better to concentrate on the journey. They say it is life’s cycle, you are born, you grow old and then you die. But I say, you are born, you grow up and then you die. There is a difference between growing old and growing up. It’s you who makes the difference. You decide whether you are going to grow up or you are just happy growing old.  Reason, emotion, fact, and fallacy; the human brain processes all four. Decisions emerge. With each decision, people grow or not.…