What happened to Shupnakha

This is about three women from the epic Ramayan - Sita who has to walk through fire to prove her purity. Yet, she is banished to the forest a few years later with her sons, for an aspersion cast on her character by a washerman. Valmiki's Ramayan is written during her anonymous stay in the … Continue reading What happened to Shupnakha

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Draupadi

For those not familiar with the story Draupadi was a princess married to five brothers (the personality of each symbolized a certain value), because their mother uttered the words “Share whatever you’ve got today.” She was humiliated in court with a stripping attempt, and where her husbands did not come to her rescue. The incident … Continue reading Draupadi

Fandango’s Provocative Question

THE QUESTION “When you learn about highly regarded artists being accused of inappropriate sexual behavior, especially with minors, can you separate the artists from their art, or would you refuse to listen to, watch, or read the artists’ works?” THE ANSWER While tracing an absconding loan defaulter, we often assume that he must have defaulted … Continue reading Fandango’s Provocative Question

Volcanoes that burst

repressed ‘better half’ of the human race breaks free of the irony finds a voice fights back unafraid of calling out who objectified her pricking the bubbles of the power-intoxicated bringing them down to earth with an unexpected thud.   It was not an earthquake that kills people but … the lava will burn uncontrolled … Continue reading Volcanoes that burst

Shackles

Just take the first step chains you see are dark smoke.   embers died ages ago while you slept feet heavy with inertia eyes blinded by illusion -you are cared for.   revolution and rotation around its own axis are simultaneous. What kept you tied down while the earth moved?   touch the boundaries where … Continue reading Shackles

For so long….

My stomach churns a yucky feeling overtakes as I watch people shrugging shoulders in indifference, making casual remarks on #MeToo stories “Where were they for so long?”   They won survival battles developed courage to turn the heat where it rightfully belongs after so long….   Quadrille #66

Page of a diary

5th Oct’18 I did the Kickoff meeting for a Women Returners circle on Lean In (leanin.org), in the morning. We discuss that women on a break are being targeted by companies for getting experienced resources at low cost, and there are many platforms making money out of this huge market. Ironically, the news items that … Continue reading Page of a diary