Whose side are you on? The recent story of Pen Farthing made me think and ask an uncomfortable question. Now you may be asking just who exactly is Pen Farthing. He is a former British Marine , who after his stint was over started a charity. The charity was based out of Afghanistan which by … More Human Rights or Animal Rights?
POV: I’m at your home, and I look around. Everything seems great; surrounded by loved ones, easy access to things I need, comfortable in my space, unbothered and content. POV: I step outside, within my block. Pleased with my neighborhood, friends like family, amicable acquaintances, weather seems perfect and no qualms, whatsoever. POV: I have … More Not As a Daughter, Not As a Wife But As a Human Being
Statistics point to a significant (and horrifying) rise of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) during the past two years since the outbreak of the pandemic. Isolated, and often locked indoors with the perpetrators (who are more often than not family or close relatives) children have had no access to help or escape. The responsibility and onus … More Veritas
Writer became finer than Carver Thinker higher than Doer And Speaker more than Thinker Stories that salaries tell The Great one gave a piece of Self to All You are All equal, unique and precious This Piece Holder and That Piece Holder…still racing to hell 9to5 pays, more work more pay Those making lunch boxes … More Somehow
Not too long ago, we went on a trip to Velankanni. The trip was great, but the weather was horrible, and it rained for 2 days out of 3. Post our trip we were invited to a village not far from Nagapattinam. The locals were very hospitable and welcomed us heartily. On the whole, we … More Are we equals?
This art work was the result of an online art residency that was conducted in collaboration with ADF under their initiative called save_our_vanishinggirls Art created by Bernard Cargay cargayb The message of my artwork is focused on countering ‘Fear’ with ‘Love’. When our hearts and minds are ruled with ‘Fear’ the outcome always results in an ‘Oppressive … More Embrace. Admire. Preserve
Victims do not stay in a relationship of domestic violence because they want to or choose to. Statistics say that 95% women experience domestic violence. The severity and frequency of this abuse or the trauma caused by the attacker very often increases and suicide could become the potential outcome in such situations. The trauma affects … More Home
Sometime in the middle of 2020 the Netflix show Indian Matchmaking became a social phenomenon taking the internet by storm, and rightfully so for all the wrong reasons. It should not be difficult for a viewer to notice dominant-caste and upper-class people on the show legitimating themselves by promoting beliefs and values congenial to them. … More The Violent Materialization of Caste in Indian Matchmaking
The issue of Gender discrimination is something that haunts our communities. National Crime Records inform us that in the year 2006 two women were reported as being raped every hour, of course we are well aware of the number of cases that do not go reported and the number of cases that cannot be reported. … More Dismantling Patriarchy
at a traffic signal in a few fugitive minutes timelines crossed; locked in a gaze that held the clock’s swing, his stretched hand begs (vulnerable in the asking) for something, just anything, he believes it is in my power to give but i, i hesitate (like you do) analyse, rationalize the inconsequential consequences of giving … More a quiver full of arrows