Water! Water!

When the world began, the first Elements were separated – Water. Land. Air. Still our lives these attach us to our Mother Earth. The umbilical cord cannot be severed lightly, For pulsing through it is life itself. Water. Water! The last cry from the lips of those dying of thirst. When the colonial powers taxed … More Water! Water!

Red

You can cage the singer, but not the song. you can douse the embers, but the ashes are hot. The dancer is still, but the dance lingers in the heart, in the mind’s eye. the wind carries the sound of the dirge,  but the clouds see from aloft. They weep at the sight of the … More Red

@MeToo In The Light Of “Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied”

The 23-year-old Jyoti Singh from New Delhi had been gang raped in a moving bus in 2012. She later succumbed to her injuries. “I want to survive,” she had written on a piece of paper she handed to her doctors. The Supreme Court decision upholding the death sentence of the rapists is yet to be … More @MeToo In The Light Of “Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied”

Embittered

Photo by Melanie Wasser on Unsplash “It was just like any other day,” she said “I was walking home and was just a block away from my apartment. You know how crowded the roads get.” “Uh huh” I nodded, distracted by my phone. Scrolling through a website, I had chanced upon the word, ‘embittered’: to become … More Embittered

The Culture of Silence that Breeds Intimate Partner Violence

In India, certain issues are shrouded in the garb of ‘maintaining’ the cultural norm; one that silences decades of violence against women and ensures it stays within closed doors. The dominant patriarchal narrative in the country provides open ground for predators to carry out acts of physical, psychological and sexual abuse with judicial leniency. Intimate … More The Culture of Silence that Breeds Intimate Partner Violence