When you begin your journey in the sphere of social justice work, you begin with copious amounts of zeal, passion and enthusiasm that you believe can shake the world. Of course, you are told that if you showed up with the idea of wanting to save and rescue people, you might have shown up with … More The Savior Complex – Drawing the lines in social justice work
A few months ago I had come to appreciate the American culture of greeting a stranger with a smile (Okay! I’m not sure if it’s American, but… and hey! Not everyone does that. So don’t be alarmed or inwardly abuse me if it didn’t happen to you). Anyway, I liked it, as it made me … More Will The Real You Please Show Up?
Chinese, Chinki, made in China, Korean, and now Corona are a few of the many racial slurs that have been hurled at me. The issue does not just stay with me but is echoed by many Northeast Indian migrants. Here’s how a typical conversation would go for me, “Are you from China? I say no … More Why are we still seeking acceptance?
Growing up in an Indian family and living in an Indian society is a schooling process by itself. We are taught to do so much and taught what not to do so much more. It takes the journey to adulthood to identify which of the taught skills we should follow and which not to. A … More Break ‘em clutches!
In 1932, through the Poona Pact D. B.R Ambedkar first established act of “reservation” that granted separate electorates for the minorities and depressed social classes. Along with the steadfast justice that this move offered came all the doubts and misinformation that will follow every act of social justice through the years. ‘Reservation’ has extended to … More “A little knowledge is a dangerous thing”
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