Bleach me

bleach metill you see my soul-shed imposed colourshistory, cultureexpectationsunrecognised mutationssuppressed motivation push that ladder awaydon’t use it to build your positionCaesar’s wife can be her own selfyour honour needs to be your ownyour thoughts, words and actionshun the movement frompossessiveness to possession bleach metill you see my souland I see yoursin black and whitereal, not … Continue reading Bleach me



“House-house was the most popular game in my childhood. I had no choice but to play as per preference of my playmates. It was better than isolation. I was often castigated and rebuked because I showed a marked preference for administrative and going-out tasks rather than cooking, cleaning and laundry.” “The story has not changed … Continue reading Wisdom


I hear sobs and curses amidst deafening applause. Yes, the story of women in the British army being raped, and then misdiagnosed as suffering from emotional disorders weighs heavy on my thoughts. It happens in other fields too, not necessarily in the army, as the sadistic diagnosis facilitates their elimination from active social and professional … Continue reading Shadows

She died yesterday

She died yesterday.  The priest chants mantras irrelevant to the essence of her life. She stood for freedom and path-breaking ideas. Rituals are about beating a trodden path with sticks shaped out of a murdered tree. Those who pray for the soul to rest in peace know not that she exists beyond their reach - … Continue reading She died yesterday

Why is it unacceptable?

“I can handle dissent, not insanity,” the chauvinist speaks in a tone of assumed authority, which is not really his. “What you term as insanity is an eruption of long-suppressed flames or instincts… at least you know what was brewing within.” “Whatever is brewing is not acceptable to me or society…” “Whatever is unacceptable arouses … Continue reading Why is it unacceptable?


I exhume stories buried premature before they could show courage or silent torture Before the world acknowledged the author but they come loaded with perspectives to kill truth - repaint victims on social channels in courts of law till they lose identity originality a society that rewrites history to suit the ruler arrests evolution lessons … Continue reading Excavation


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