There are a lot of negative connotations associated with the phrase 'give up' or 'giving up'. Giving up seems defeatist and therefore those who give up are deemed losers. Praise is reserved for those who 'fight for it' or 'fight back' or 'die fighting'. There was a rape victim in the US, who in the [...]
Maddened with grief Kisa Gotami carried the dead body of her son to Shakyamuni, hoping The Buddha would be able to magick her son back to life. The Buddha agreed to try. He needed some mustard seeds he said, from the household that has never seen death. Feeling hopeful, Kisa Gotami started knocking on doors [...]
Do judge my art, my heart. It was our love that bloomed In verse, We share copyright For better and for worse. And as long as I'm not banned, I'll even hold your hand, As you scythe and rip and rend This offering of my heart, my heart. So be cruel and critical and fierce [...]
I recognise the incredible amount of privilege being thin offers me. I am automatically thought of as more attractive, more intelligent, more healthy. I'd be stupid not to enjoy it except that I distinctly remember, at age 16, being told I was too thin to be found attractive by any man. So I'm not impressed [...]
Enfold me in an embrace That is long enough, Strong enough, For me to sigh. But not so long that I'd cry And shrug the sky Off my shoulders. It's my nature to endure, My strength I am sure of. It's my softness that comes alive In your arms That needs renewing.
You know that perfect moment of happiness? You wake up in the morning with the clarity that it's a Sunday, miraculously you've done your homework or there was none, no exams looming, your friends are still talking to you and your boyfriend hasn't yet kissed your best friend. But mostly because your mother is still [...]
There were two other Chowkidars. The First among Chowkidars, if you will. They were (are) Jayan and Vijayan, the dwarapalaks at Vaikunth, the abode of Lord Vishnu. It is a position earned through great merit and millennia of good karma, it is indeed the greatest honour to be a Chowkidar to God. In essence, it [...]