This post is a response to a really interesting post by Vignesh S Raj Women aren’t special. I enjoyed reading it and I encourage you to read it. Vignesh S Raj makes many important points that are worthy of thought and conversations, on the way we shape our roles within the family.
Will you accept your role and the part that you playedall those years that you looked awaypretended that all was well and things were okayeven though you knew she lived with fear each night and day? She’s moved on now. Left and built a lifebut her children remember your part in those times of strife.TheContinue reading “Unbroken”
Freedom is a 3-way street
Would you dance with the devil if he paid your bill?
She’s not like the songbird who sings out her song
A story of change based on observing young women break the cycle of behaviour that pushes them down.
To the wonderful women who treat all equally within the family. This is not your story, but it is the story of enough women. A story that needs to be told.
Every human being, irrespective of the role he or she has within the family, has the right to rest. I think we can all, no matter where we come from in our ways of thinking, agree on this. Everyone within the family deserves, and should have the right to a weekly off, sick leave andContinue reading “Equality – Rest is a Right”
Don’t go here don’t go there. Don’t stay out late tie up your hair. Don’t wear that dress you look too old and the colors don’t suit you they’re bright and too bold. Don’t put your career before your chores do what we did and don’t want more. Don’t, because it makes us yearn andContinue reading “Don’t”
She’s a single mom though they’re aren’t divorcedhis work is his life – he feels he has no choice.His 9 to 5 is not 7 to 7 *most days it’s so busy he’s home after 11. Loan EMI’s and a lifestyle but missing a lifeit’s a recipe for a lot of family strife. She hasContinue reading “Silver Line”
I haven’t watched a Hindi movie years. Actually I found them depressing as a child. Romantic singing and running around trees accompanied by squeaky violins and high-pitched female vocals just wasn’t my thing. I personally prefer lower pitched or more full-bodied vocal technique – I find this more relaxing to listen to and it oftenContinue reading “Movie Review ‘Gully Boy’”
So what happens when your stars failwhen the hate that you’ve sown takes the wind from your sailswill you swim or will you sinklearn and move beyond your mistakes or let it push you to the brink? Will you give up or take it all in your stride,buckle down and hold on, or go outContinue reading “Questions”
To be a better wife, I need a husband who’s here. Here, helping at home with the chores, Sharing the work so that I can have more, Giving me time to relax just by being there. There, chopping the veggies at night, Washing the dishes that lie in the sink, Giving me time to sitContinue reading “To Be A Better Wife, Indian Lockdown Song Lyrics”
Staying at home during the lockdown is a struggle for many. I work from home and have had a few years packed with many activities at home – work, hobbies as well as running my home. Often these past years, just getting out of the house has been an effort for me. So, while thisContinue reading “5 Tips To Help You Enjoy The Stay-At-Home Blues”
It has to be a full circle to show you your face, A mirror that reveals that hidden, dark place. The good that rings true, plus the faults that you hide, Life will take you on it’s roller coaster ride. It has to be a full circle because you have to pay, The piper youContinue reading “A Full Circle”
If I was God, I would want to make sure women outlived the men in their family. Not all, but some at least. Genetics, and hormones do this for us, most of the time. But I would want this because I have seen the Indian man. You know, the Indian man who can’t findContinue reading “If I was God – a ‘Found’ essay”
The sins of the mother, come down to her son, But how long should we blame her for what he’s become? One year of marriage – a journey together, That year during which we learn more about each other. Two years to bend, and to meet in the middle, Three to feel the need toContinue reading “5 Years A Victim”
She wants to know when they’re happy but not when they’re sad, When they’re laughing out loud, but not when they’re mad. He expresses his feelings, but when THEY do it’s not fine, Unless they think alike. That’s OK… Both on the same side. He says he feels lonely, but stays away from the real,Continue reading “Real Conversations”
9 to 5 equals 7 to 7, On days that are busy, they’re home after eleven. Both of them work and their schedule’s real tight, It’s what they expected, but this busy isn’t right. So she gives up her job to stay at home, Life gets more relaxed and the stress is all gone. DoubleContinue reading “This busy”
Let the light shine strong on all this hate shine true and bright before it’s too late. Help the world make that change even if it’s small stay true and strong until it helps us all. Let the light shine so strong that obliterates anger and helps us work for a social structure thatContinue reading “Let the light shine”
Lets not be like the blind man who has met with the elephant, Who knows just one part but thinks the knowledge of others is irrelevant. Lets find comfort in difference, and give everyone a voice, Lets not be offended when their way is not our choice. Know that there are so many parts andContinue reading “Lets Accept That We Don’t See”