If homemaking is not career enough, then the question that needs asking is why do we only value those things that can be monetarily quantified, and which women were deliberately kept out of for centuries? https://www.womensweb.in/2022/05/devaluing-work-of-homemaker-and-sahm-career-on-hold-may22wk3sr/
When Some Elite High School Girls In Bangalore Had A Street Fight Over A Boy…!
I imagine what Savitri bai and Fatima Shaikh would be thinking watching this future they sacrificed their lives over, watching young women fight over inconsequential things, and fritter away the precious opportunity of an education. https://www.womensweb.in/2022/05/high-school-girls-in-bangalore-street-fight-over-a-boy-may22wk3sr/
Sivaranjiniyum Innum Sila Pengalum, a review
Sivaranjiniyum Innum Sila Pengalum (SISP) is an ode to all of the lost women, who could have been sports stars, singers, bankers, lawyers, doctors, just... happy, if they hadn't been enslaved in matrimony, and then forgotten all about. https://www.womensweb.in/2021/12/sivaranjiniyum-innum-sila-pengalum-sisp-dreams-crushed-by-matrimony-dec21wk1sr/?utm_source=WWFB
Atrangi Re, a review.
After watching Atrangi Re, I read the professionally written reviews to see if any matched mine- no, they were largely complimentary except for the one in First Post where the reviewer seemed as horror struck as me. Then I scanned through the individual reviews on Google, I read a review by a seemingly young woman [...]
OTT and Mental Health
OTT recently threw up two surprisingly sensitive, sincere depictions of mental health. The first one was Kapil Sharma's "I'm Not Done Yet", a one-man standup show. I watched it with some trepidation, because a cis man's idea of humour has always been to mock those less powerful than him. But it's nice to see that [...]
Amar Jawan Jyoti
MemoriesOne of the hardest things about a loved one inflicted with dementia is that because all the memories have gradually disappeared, the person is left with no ability to assess risk or rewards. It makes them angry, jumpy and always terrified. Even mundane events like cutting of nails or baths may cause tremendous anxiety.Eventually as [...]
The Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch
I know this image is supposed to be funny, but when in peak pandemic lockdown, there was nothing else available, I could always count on my anda-pavwala.I don't know what it's like in other parts of the country but in Mumbai you will first hear them before you see them. All of our urban Mumbai [...]
The Golden Oriole
I can't help drawing this beautiful bird over and over. Attached also is the link to my earlier essay on the Eurasian (Indian) Golden Oriole. https://youareanothing.com/2018/10/01/winter-is-coming/
The Purple Sunbird
The Purple Sunbird. Though found all over the Indian subcontinent, the scientists say that its movements are not clearly understood (they could be talking about me 😂).