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A writer's agony over the objectification of women in sexist Bollywood songs
The last time I slept fine
Was years ago
When I didn’t care about
Harshness in the damn world
I didn’t even notice
How everything’s so wrong.
But the last time I slept fine
I was ignorant
Which is def a bad thing to be.
I kept lip syncing
The sexist songs
Because I didn’t realise
How wrong is
‘Chikni Chameli’ and ‘Munni Badnaam’
Or for that matter – Chittiyaan Kalaaiyan
I, hell, danced on this one.
Now, I keep changing the FM
Because every darn song
What do you really mean by –
Menu v te picturaan vikha deya kar
Girl, can’t you do it by yourself?
There’s something so wrong with
‘Rotiyaan paka naal mere gaane gaa’
Why doesn’t everyone realise it?
Such things really need to go
And that’s why I said-
It’s been a while that I slept fine
But you know what?
I feel fine, I feel civilised
I feel educated and I’m all set
To sacrifice the nights
Because I’ll write about it
Some of you’ll read about it
And even if
One of you get influenced,
I’ll sleep well that night.
The image is a still from the movie Roy
I have always been keen on writing on topics that move my heart and soul. Professionally, I am an English Language Trainer based out of Delhi. read more...
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