Somy has parted with her second baby today - to another set of parents, who are in fact her baby’s biological parents.  She thinks of the baby’s softness around her bosom  and cries again.  “Forgive me, my child …. it’s the only option I have to escape abject poverty.” She wonders aloud if what she … Continue reading Motherhood

Levels of Women Empowerment — SacredCircleforWomen

A common feminist refrain  “We don’t need anybody to give us power. It was always ours. Just eliminate the roadblocks.” True that! But are there still some women on the fringes who are not aware of what they can do or create? I use the word ‘some’, because I suspect the number is more than […]Levels … Continue reading Levels of Women Empowerment — SacredCircleforWomen

A-changing The storyline of some movies I saw in childhood centred around village fairs - lost and found themes, kidnapping, poverty and exploitation.  I see a new tribe of village women here, all made up and wearing red lipstick selling sugarcane juice. It is a marvel how the local mindset has changed from keeping women … Continue reading A-changing

Light of Truth Only the elders remembered a blue sky. The sky looked dark and waters muddy after that fateful evening. Mythological tales surround the event.  Some believe it is the result of a long war between humans and gods. Humans won, and the gods were pushed to the Deep, Dark Underground to live there forever. The … Continue reading Light of Truth

15 Laws of Power for Women

Today is Daughters' Day and I received a message which glorified the sacrificial instincts of daughters - managing with less, not asking for too much. There is nothing wrong in being sensitive to a parent's problems, but are we setting the wrong example somewhere? Why is the same terminology not used for both sons and … Continue reading 15 Laws of Power for Women

POWER LAW 4 – Let the other person come to you — SacredCircleforWomen Politics is entirely about power – gaining it and retaining it, winning it back again if lost. Corporates do have a business to run, and products or services to sell. But the most important lessons about power emanate from corporate corridors. A new president who had just taken charge invited an alliance partner for … Continue reading POWER LAW 4 – Let the other person come to you — SacredCircleforWomen

How her heart beats

pain written all over her existence she connects to parts of her body with trepidation another’s will inflicted on her being A womb owned, assaulted by heartless beasts for a male child pacemakers support life She has forgotten how her heart used to beat

Wise Wednesdays – Mental Abuse — SacredCircleforWomen The people on a far-off island are afflicted by a rare skin disease. Everybody suffers from the same, for many generations. A doctor happens to land on the island from a shipwreck, and wants to investigate the disease. The locals look at him derisively, and claim it is ‘normal’. It’s not a disease. 2. … Continue reading Wise Wednesdays – Mental Abuse — SacredCircleforWomen

Sita and Mareech — SacredCircleforWomen

(Background : Ramayana has a story on how the ‘golden deer’ Mareech entices the protagonist Sita, and the chain of events leads to her stepping out of the security zone. She is then kidnapped by Raavan, and the act of her rescue leads to an epic war. Here, the deer Mareech returns to meet Sita, after […]Sita … Continue reading Sita and Mareech — SacredCircleforWomen