A full time professional based in Toronto, Canada. Takes keen interest in women issues. Bibliophile, cinephile, wanderer, seeker, nature addict, dreamer, a novice wordsmith and a hopeless romantic.
In a country where it is common to shun menstruating women from social life, Odisha stands out by celebrating them in its Raja Parba.
We need to look beyond the obvious in the rituals of our festivals, that can reveal hidden feminist meanings that question traditional beliefs. Like the Manabasa Gurubar festival taught me.
Widows in India, especially in the urban areas, may no longer be facing the damning fate of previous generations of widows, but there are still many subtle prejudices that exist against them.
I am sure you would agree that it takes a really great husband to be better than no-husband-at-all. Isn’t it justified and advisable to wait for the man you can’t wait to marry, than marry anyone just because you can’t wait?!
The protagonist, a shameless male chauvinist, gets a taste of his own medicine when he wakes up in a world dominated by women in I Am Not An Easy Man, a thought-provoking Netflix original French-language film (with English subtitles).
They have absolutely no idea about what I am capable of. What my inner strengths are. I have immense power within myself. I might look weaker physically than the boys, but mentally and emotionally, I am way ahead of them.
Lizzie lost her life for not being accepted by the society. Her mother could do nothing but celebrated her birthday, ironically on the day Supreme Court decriminalized homosexuality.
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