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A heartfelt poem about the journey of being a woman! 'I have created life and I have nurtured souls, I have met some, missed some and created more life-goals.'
I look back in the journey of time I see a carefree girl with a pure smile.
She is happy and adventurous and roams the wild path, Oh, if she really knew she has to face life’s wrath.
But I am a woman, no more that girl, a woman who has seen it all,
I have fought, loved, won and lost, I have done things I’d have never thought.
Living the life of a woman is full of challenges, smiles, tears and bravery
I have been held high, admired and adored,
I have been shredded to pieces, hated, and ignored.
I have won hearts, I have let many down, I wear my scars of soul and body, like a crown.
I have made friends, I have made foes, some people I thought as friends, I have let them go.
I have created life, and I have nurtured souls, I have met some, missed some, and created more life goals.
I have travelled the world and connected with strangers, I have learned that too much attachment can be a danger.
I have gained weight and have had no time for makeup, but I am a better person with more patience and peace when I wake up.
At peace with my wrinkles, the undone eyebrows, the stretch marks, and the frizz, my life is not about a pretty face, but my achievements, my work, and my dreams.
I have lived different roles and wore different masks, smiled through worries, and cried happy tears, and I know that I am more than the beauty that often wears.
I am the woman who has been tested through time, have passed few but failed more in sublime.
I long to be the free girl but I know I am a better person now, I am a woman who knows that life is about whys and not about the hows.
(A version of this post has earlier appeared here: https://pssmallcitygirl.wordpress.com/2019/12/23/the-woman/)
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Rajshri Deshpande, who played the fiery protagonist in Trial by Fire along with Abhay Deol speaks of her journey and her social work.
Rajshri Deshpande as the protagonist in ‘Trial by Fire’, the recent Netflix show has received raving reviews along with the show itself for its sensitive portrayal of the Uphaar Cinema Hall fire tragedy, 1997 and its aftermath.
The limited series is based on the book by the same name written by Neelam and Shekhar Krishnamoorthy, who lost both their children in the tragedy. We got an opportunity to interview Rajshri Deshpande who played Neelam Krishnamoorthy, the woman who has been relentlessly crusading in the court for holding the owners responsible for the sheer negligence.
Rajshri Deshpande is more than an actor. She is also a social warrior, the rare celebrity from the film industry who has also gone back to her roots to give to poverty struck farming villages in her native Marathwada, with her NGO Nabhangan Foundation. Of course a chance to speak with her one on one was a must!
“What is a woman’s job, Ramesh? Taking care of parents-in-law, husband, children, home and things at work—all at the same time? She isn’t God or a superhuman."
The arrays of workstations were occupied by people peering into their computer screens. The clicks of keyboard keys were punctuated by the occasional footsteps moving around to brainstorm or collaborate with colleagues in their cubicles. Most employees went about their tasks without looking at the person seated on either side of their workstation. Meenakshi was one of them.
The thirty-one-year-old marketing manager in a leading eCommerce company in India sat straight in her seat, her eyes on the screen, her fingers punching furiously into the keys. She was in a flow and wanted to finish the report while the thoughts and words were coming effortlessly into her mind.
Natu-Natu. The mellifluous ringtone interrupted her thoughts. She frowned at her mobile phone with half a mind to keep it ringing until she noticed the caller’s name on the screen, making her pick up the phone immediately.
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