How dare women dream of being happy? Especially Indian women? Make sure they are kept at a loss at every point in life!
I was depressed for 7 years before I started medications and therapy. The difference has been stark, an experience of coming back to life.
Isn't love supposed to make us be our better selves? But what if reality is incompatible with human life and depression is an honest response to it?
How has traditional Indian matchmaking and the arranged marriage connived to keep the idea of caste well and flourishing?
Understanding feminism through books is one of the most enlightening of experiences. If you like to read, do check these out.
There seems to be a certain fatalism to the practices of marriage in India, that drag you down no matter how hard one tries to be an individual.
Few years later on the day I was turning thirty, my mother-in law who was more mother to me than my own, asked me when I would be throwing away my set of birth control pills.
A country of men that has no concept of a woman's consent is still far from recognizing that women's sexual desires are just as valid as theirs.
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