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How does one quantify or qualify grief? Does it hurt less if a loved one lived well, lived a full life, or died peacefully?
Trigger Alert: This deals with death, loss, and grief, and may be triggering to survivors.
Does it hurt less because the one who died had come of age?
Does it hurt less because the one who died lived well?
Does it hurt less because the one who died was not stuck to their bed when they passed away?
Does it hurt less because the one who died, died a peaceful death?
Or does it hurt less when the memories of the one who died play in front of you like a movie when you close your eyes?
Or does it hurt less that the fear of waking up tomorrow and not seeing them does not allow you to sleep?
Or does it hurt less when a part of you has left you forever?
Or does it hurt less when society expects you not to grieve because a life was well lived?
I have not and never will understand how this ‘society’ works. And neither do I care.
Image source: a still from the film Masaan
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Shows like Indian Matchmaking only further the argument that women must adhere to social norms without being allowed to follow their hearts.
When Netflix announced that Indian Matchmaking (2020-present) would be renewed for a second season, many of us hoped for the makers of the show to take all the criticism they faced seriously. That is definitely not the case because the show still continues to celebrate regressive patriarchal values.
Here are a few of the gendered notions that the show propagates.
A mediocre man can give himself a 9.5/10 and call himself ‘the world’s most eligible bachelor’, but an independent and successful woman must be happy with receiving just 60-70% of what she feels she deserves.
As long as teachers are competent in their job, and adhere to the workplace code of conduct, how does it matter what they do in their personal lives?
A 30 year old Associate Professor at a well-known University, according to an FIR filed by her, was forced to resign because the father of one of her students complained that he found his son looking at photographs of her, which according to him were “objectionable” and “bordering on nudity”.
There are two aspects to this case, which are equally disturbing, and which together make me question where we are heading as a society.
When the father of an 18 year old finds his son looking at photographs of a lady in a swimsuit, he can do many things. What this parent allegedly did was to dash off a letter to the University which states: