A few days ago, I was talking to a friend, and the conversation somehow turned to sexual harassment. (Yes, that does happen!) I asked him if he’d ever been sexually harassed. “Not as far as I remember” he answered. I began narrating my first encounter with sexual harassment, as one of those incidents in your past that you look back and chuckle at. Before I knew … Continue reading Why India needs Feminism – Part I
Recently, a group of comedians in India decided to try something new to break the monotony of Indian comedy. So they decided to organize a roast, similar to the ones aired by Comedy Central. What is a roast? It is an anti-toast, where you invite guests and make them the subject of all your jokes. It is supposed to be in good spirit since the … Continue reading AIB Roast: National Shame?
It was a day like any other. I left my house at 11 am; all decked up and ready for college. Catching a rickshaw, I reached Ghatkopar railway station. My college R. A. Podar, in Matunga, was four stations away. I walked towards the platform at a quickened pace, keeping my eyes focused on the ground in front of me. I ignored the men around me, as they … Continue reading The Woman on the Train
This one’s long overdue. In the past 1-2 months, who hasn’t heard these words?! This ‘song’ has been played over and over, on the television, the radio; I have read these words a billion times on Facebook and on Twitter. Especially the during the elections and on the day results were announced. These words are supposed to symbolize hope. Hope for progress, for less poverty, … Continue reading Ache Din Aane Wale Hai
Yesterday, a very annoying friend pointed out to me that my blog is women empowermentish. He’s right. Because this issue haunts my mind . And I know, too much has been said, nothing has been done to the point that people are sick of even talking or reading about this issue. So today, I’m gonna speak for the men. Believe it or not, they suffer … Continue reading Of Men and Manliness
In India, or even elsewhere in the world for that matter, we talk about marriage as something very sacred and personal. A meeting of souls, we say. And cheating or divorce is disrespecting the sanctity of marriage. But let’s pause and review what marriage is really about. (in India) First humans lived in a community where everyone had the freedom to choose their sexual partners! … Continue reading History of Marriage in India