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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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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?
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Recently, during one of those deep, thoughtful conversations with my 3 y.o, I ended a sentence with “…like those aunty types.” I quickly clicked my tongue. I changed the topic and did everything in my hands to make her forget those last few words.
I sat down with a cup of coffee and drilled myself about how the phrase ‘aunty-type’ entered my lingo. I have been hearing this word ‘aunty’ a lot these days, because people are addressing me so.
Almost a year ago, I was traveling in a heavily-crowded bus and a college girl asked me “Aunty, can you please hold my bag?” It was the first time and I was first shocked and later offended. Then I thought about why I felt so.