Do Not Normalize

During this period, I’m certain everyone has passed by something that’s more traumatising than the pandemic we’re all experiencing. You might wonder what could be more drastic than this pandemic, and I am sorry to provide our “humanity” as the answer. From the increasing rates of domestic violence, to the infuriating number of cases in…

But She was a girl

When she found herself in the womb, she wanted to freely bloom. Her heart started beating, as she eagerly waited for the greeting. Soon she stretched her arms, spreading along her charms. She then sucked her thumb, there seemed music- she did hum. She was pretty as a pearl, but they found out she was…

The Order of the Day

Within a system which denies the existence of basic human rights, fear tends to be the order of the day. Fear of imprisonment, fear of torture, fear of death, fear of losing friends, family, property or means of livelihood, fear of poverty, fear of isolation, fear of failure. A most insidious form of fear is…

Women’s Rights- No dole or concession!

Yes, I say why at all “give” rights to women? And rights for what? Have the women not been doing their kitchen chores for centuries? Have they not been cleaning up the house and preparing food for the entire household? Have they not done everything at the beck and call of the male members? Have…

Makeba

This single by a French native, Jeanne Galice popularly known as Jain- a singer and songwriter, was released in January 2016 on Jain’s official YouTube channel. It’s an arty tribute titled “Makeba” to honor the legendary Zenzile Miriam Makeba (a.k.a. Mama Africa)- an activist, who lead a crucial fight against racial discrimination in South Africa;…

Is Simplicity the best form of life?

Simplicity is the best form of life. But it should not be so simple as to make other people believe that simplicity can be taken for granted. Once there lived a snake in a small village under a banyan tree. The snake was very proud of its poisonous capacity. Sometimes it used to bite people…