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Why are we so interested in Indrani Mukerjea's trial? Is it because she is a woman who married thrice and is rich too?
Why are we so interested in Indrani Mukerjea’s trial? Is it because she is a woman who married thrice and is rich too?
For the past few weeks, we are being fed a daily diet of the Mukherjea-Khanna-Bora family saga. Like it or not, we are being force-fed with newer versions each day. From sticking microphones into the homes, windows, and what-not of the prime players involved in the drama to bystanders and incidental side players, anyone who was ever connected with Indrani, or had anything to do with her or had an axe to grind with her is being quoted. In short, everyone who is anyone is having their moment in the limelight. Whatsapp jokes, twitter feeds, cartoons and lewd jokes discussing Indrani’s marital life have now become common.
Whether or not, she is found guilty along with her alleged cohorts in the crime, certain disturbing aspects to our own herd behaviour comes to light.
Do not for a minute assume that I am saying that she is innocent! Nor that the plight of the murdered Sheena is being glossed over!
But would we have so smug if the accused was not a ‘Page Three Person?’
Would we have been so interested in the alleged murder of a young girl by her parent, if said parent was not the poster-child for a ‘rags-to-riches’ story?
Would we have been so titillated, if the accused was not thrice-married?
And lastly, with the double standards so peculiar to our culture, would we have been so lewdly interested, if the accused had not been a woman?
We have not really progressed from casting Soorpanakha, the sexually liberated sister of Ravana as a spoilsport demoness.
We have not really progressed from casting Soorpanakha, the sexually liberated sister of Ravana as a spoilsport demoness. Sleeveless-blouse-big-bindi-loud-makeup are still being typecast as vamps in TV serials, and promiscuity( read sexually liberated ) is even now a hallmark of the female villain in Bollywood.
Let us not commit the cardinal mistake of being the judge and jury of the moral and personal ethics of a person, who has married more than once and is also incidentally a woman.
Perhaps, as the investigation unfolds we may hear even more shocking revelations about Indrani and her life.
But the crime here is that of murder, not divorce! And, not remarrying or promiscuity.
So let the Law take its course. And let us keep the murder case just that -a case of murder.
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In a recent interview, Shahid Kapoor said he finally figured marriage all out. According to him, a woman marries a man to ‘fix’ a messy life!
Shahid Kapoor shared his thoughts on marriage in an interview with Film Companion. He said he finally figured it (marriage) all out. Marriage is how a woman enters a man’s life to ‘fix’ him.
“This entire marriage thing is about one thing: it is that the guy was a mess and the woman came in to fix him. So the rest of his life is going to be a journey of him getting fixed and becoming a decent person. That’s pretty much what life is about.”
But this is not the only problematic thing Kapoor said. When asked about which role of his, Mira Rajput, liked the best – actor or dad, he gave a not-so-funny answer. He said he’s not sure, but he’d hoped she liked some part of him.
I realized that my journey wasn't just about my growth and self-discovery; it was also an opportunity for those around me to learn and evolve.
CW: Mention of Suicidal Ideation and Depression
In the depths of my soul, I am Jessica Care Moore. This is the story of my journey, a tale of resilience and self-discovery that has shaped the person I am today.
From the tender age of 13, I found solace and joy in wearing female clothes. In the secret corners of my world, I would slip into my mother’s garments and gaze at my reflection, my lips adorned with her lipstick. I loved myself as a girl, and that love was pure and unwavering.
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