MyStoRy

Outrage and uproar are the order of the day in India now but unfortunately, it’s for all wrong reasons. Today after reading and hearing so much about the media outrage that the NYE incident at Bengaluru has caused, I look back to the same kind of horror which happened with me.  It was one evening…

As Bengal Goes to Polls, Will Women Be Safe Under Mamata Di?

A university student in Kolkata alleged on last Sunday that she had been assaulted and abused for wearing shorts and smoking by some men returning from a poll rally of the “ruling party”. The incident occurred when she and her male friend – a student of the same university – were returning home (to Gandhi…

Marriages or just lifetime lampoons?

A lot of women feel why do educated urban women go for arranged marriages, but the truth is as single women we have all been there. According to professional matchmakers, parents should start looking for a husband for their daughters as soon as they turn 22 because they may lose their innocent looks once they…

Aligarh showing us morals

The group is objecting to the title Aligarh, stating that the film — based on Professor Ramchandra Siras who was suspended from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in 2010 after he was filmed having consensual sex with a man — sullies the reputation of the city. Reputation? Whooaa! Well played. So they are saying that Aligarh…

Sleazy Sexism and Prejudices

Why is what Priyanka Chopra wore such to the Academy Awards last night such a big deal in the national media? With blogs and columns applauding her gown, vis a via a desi, designer sari, defending it as a personal clothing choice. Everyday, millions of Indian women ditch the national garb for Western clothes. Choosing…

Helping Hands

The other day, I saw an elderly man standing in a queue in the local post office. The queue was long and the man was almost at its tail end. He looked nervous and his body shook. I felt disturbed but could do nothing to help him. I’ve noticed elderly people undergoing similar ordeals in…

The Small Pain Masquerading in guise

A writer is the one sitting amidst the chaos and ,still finding that ignored soul craving for attention, the one who sees the pain hidden behind the fake smile.The one who empathise with the emotions that is reflected through the eyes . The one who stands beside you as an umbrella that prevents you from getting…