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Watch this adorable video about a single father talking about *whispers* Menstruation with his daughter and making it clear why it isn't that big of a deal.
Watch this adorable video about a single father talking about *whispers* Menstruation with his daughter and making it clear why it isn’t that big of a deal.
Menstruation, colloquially known as periods in most houses, is an extremely hush-hush topic which is reserved for the female population of the house. Even this female to female interaction, about the most natural thing about their bodies, is often done non-verbally. Eye signals, hand movements and wiggling of brows like we are neanderthals who haven’t developed a full-fledged communication system yet. Even in the 21st century.
Naturally, the ‘period-talk’ is what mothers are supposed to have with their daughters but what about the situation when the mother is absent? This video depicts the same.
They make it crystal clear with their body-language and vague dialogue without once mentioning the very thing the whole video is about. It sweetly depicts that menstruation is not an alien concept and it is okay to talk to your fathers about it. They know. They can help. If we just go ahead and talk.
With Father’s Day just gone and Phullu coming soon in the theatres, and a petition to de-classify sanitary napkins from the luxury tax bracket, it is essential that we too begin the conversation at our homes. Make it normal. Not only will it lead to ridding of the taboo around the word but also to a better awareness and sensitivity about the absolutely natural process that the female sex goes through every month. And this is what will ultimately make the world a better place that understands women and what they go through.
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Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 might have had a box office collection of 260 crores INR and entertained Indian audiences, but it's full of problematic stereotypes.
Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 starts with a scene in which the protagonist, Ruhaan (played by Kartik Aaryan) finds an abandoned pink suitcase in a moving cable car and thinks there was a bomb inside it.
Just then, he sees an unknown person (Kiara Advani) wave and gesture at him to convey that the suitcase was theirs. Ruhaan, with the widest possible smile, says, “Bomb mai bag nahi hai, bomb ka bag hai,” (There isn’t a bomb in the bag, the bag belongs to a bomb).
Who even writes such dialogues in 2022?
Anupama, an idealist at heart, believes that passing on the mic to amplify suppressed voices is the best way to show solidarity with the marginalised.
Anupama writes with a clear vision of what she wants to say, and makes sure she explores all possible facets of the topic, be it parenting or work or on books.
An intelligent, extroverted writer with a ton of empathy, she is also one who thinks aloud in her writing. Anupama says that she is largely a self driven person, and her passion to write keeps her motivated.
Among her many achievements Anupama is also a multiple award winning blogger, author, serial entrepreneur, a digital content creator, creative writing mentor, choreographer and mother to a rambunctious 7-year-old who is her life’s inspiration and keeps her on her toes.