8th April late night saw me “rant” on FB about Body-shaming! (the excerpt is below)
WHY did I write on FB ?
I meant to actually get things off my chest and tell each body shamer I know personally to
“take a hike” I meant to stand up for myself – and TEACH others around me who watch me – to stand up for herself/himself
I got some very lovely and empowering responses in terms of around 250 plus likes and 65 msgs (this number is still rising)
Sharing a few with you (there were 65 comments):
Continue reading I stood up – to SHAME body SHAMERS…
Vivaan or “the Rock” as people called him – was the high school football caption and was up for National Selections in 1 month.
So was Ruhail…
Vivaan and Ruhail were the proverbial “Jai Veeru” jodi from Sholay and the whole school knew that! And yet they were the most aggressive competitors!
Be it girls or grades or the highest number of goals – they competed on absolutely everything!
And NO they had NO secrets! EVER!
The bro-code remained…. until it didn’t…
Vivaan – The Boy Who loved Spice
Continue reading That Boy loved “SPICE”
Rohaan was all of 25 and being forced into a marriage (he didn’t want) by his “khaandaan”.
The girl came from a rich-well-to do family, was apparently “pretty” and had gone to a convent school and would “bring a fat dowry” –
BUT hush hush
don’t call it dowry always followed…
Oh how he Abhorred that word –
But then Dadi and Ma went onto count out the amount that had been spent on him and his education at Harward. And those people were just giving “gifts” worthy of their family…. they were NOT taking
Sigh – how he wished he could simply tell them to “bugger off”! He loved both women like mad – BUT they made him MAD! Mad at them, and mad at the world…
Rohaan – The Boy Who Loved “Sugar”
Continue reading That Boy loved “SUGAR”
“Mere papa feminist hain…” – this is a heartfelt comment made by this gaggle of girls – more as a sense of wonderment than proclamation…
Happy to have interacted with 50 rural and semi – urban girls – of the age group of 10 to 13 yrs in the Ranchi District area.
Our discussion point veered right from what adolescence is to what feminism is – and why is there “so much halla against feminism”
And then the shining moment on how men can be feminists – and then the
“Mere papa feminist hain…” moment!
This is a dedication to all girls who have feminist Dads and all Dads who aspire to be feminists – I am sharing ALL that was shared with me today:
Mere Papa Feminist hain
Continue reading Mere Papa Feminist hain…
Drawing inspiration from ALL amazing Moms (and Dads) who are raising amazingly Feminist Sons…
These are normal people from all walks of life, from working professionals, to stay at home moms and a few stay at home dads, to some vibrant parents from the Bottom of the Pyramid…
Dear Mom ,
Please Raise me as a Feminist Son!
A Boy – needing to be a Feminist!
Continue reading Dear Mom …. Please Raise me as a Feminist Son!
Hola world – introducing ME… and “ This GURL loves her Cricket…” !!!
true-blue DESI – I can laugh cricket, I can talk cricket, I can live cricket…. (because cricket isn’t a funny game at all)
Ref – the dialogue pick from
Namakhalal (for the generation who saw it 😉 )
GURL n Cricket!
Continue reading This GURL loves her Cricket…
Men and Women BOTH always question
if a woman ACTUALLY being Sexually Harassed , or did she misunderstand? Or it wasn’t meant to be? Or she was over-reacting?
Then the uglier spectrum of – oh she was just “asking for it”, – look at the way she dresses, look at the way she drinks at office parties, look at the way she stays back late to work, look at the way she always works in men only teams…
Woman at WORK!
So De-Coding ACTUAL Sexual Harassment in 10 quick steps:
Continue reading Is she ACTUALLY being Sexually Harassed?
Today a Leading
Woman Politician LOST the elections – and she decided to blame faulty Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) for the annihilation of her party!
I am just highlighting what annoyed me most about her accusations – being an Indian and a woman:
An Annoyed Indian Woman Voter…
Continue reading Democracy and Politicians?
8th March 2017 – a true story shared on stage by the imminent gynecologist Dr Shobha Chakravarty, on the occasion of International Women’s Day celebration by IPSOWA, Jharkhand at RIMS, Ranchi.
Some 10 years back a woman came to a nurse in a rural center and said,
“humko bachcha nahin karne ka hai” (Translation – I don’t want to get pregnant)
The nurse gave her a condom and said use this.
Condom on a laathi
Continue reading Horrors of a condom story…
2017 has been super special for International Women’s Day ME personally for many reasons (those reasons I shall share soon)….
NOW – I need to share this amazingly powerful Video by Urban Clap!
Watch it till the end!