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Gender bender!

“Hello and welcome to 2050.  Today we’re going to talk about the plight of Bunty Saxena, who was brutally beaten by a gang of 4 girls in the outskirts of city for not standing and giving them seat in a local bus. The number of crimes against men are increasing day by day. The NGO’s working for men welfare have been outraged by these incidences and there is a far outcry among males to protect their rights.”

Are you bewildered reading my above lines? Well this scenario could be true if we will continue to make one section of our society (women) privileged over the other (men).We all celebrate International Women’s day on 8th March every year but did we ever care to celebrate International Men’s day on November,19th? Talking about the rights of women or talking about the rights of men is not equality and its not feminism either. Continue reading “Gender bender!”

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Beauty and wellness

Hello Beautiful!

Hello beautiful!

Yes you! behind those nerd glasses the girl with those pretty eyes, with those unkempt hair beautiful in their own way, with unshaped eyebrows, wearing pajamas and not so perfect persona. Yes you, the one who has insecurities regarding her looks, I’m talking to you Ms. Beautiful.

Why you have so many negative thoughts about yourself? Why listen to everyone else’s opinion about your appearance. It’s your body and your choice. You don’t need to put on kilos if you’re labelled skinny or vice versa. Don’t change your looks rather change your perception girl. Beauty isn’t about having a pretty face, it’s about having a pretty mind, a pretty heart and a pretty soul. Continue reading “Hello Beautiful!”

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Rat Race!

An email pops up in the morning itself,” Heartiest congratulations to all those 34 students, and their parents ,who got selected in XYZ company”, thanks for ruining my day sir. I feel like i’m pissing into the wind. I feel pointless like a small fish in the large ocean, like traffic signs on Delhi roads, like the script of  Tess Mar khan.

Its nothing new, we’ve all been introduced into this rat race from our school itself ,from the very beginning – our primary classes. I still remember how my parents told me “jo bache class me first aate hain vahi sabse ache bache hote hain“. Its translation is the kids who stand first in class are the best kids. Indian parents compare their children’s academic results with all those who score more marks than their children. Its a matter of pride if their child is standing first in class. Even, the child is asked to be friends with only those who have got good grades. Continue reading “Rat Race!”

Beauty and wellness

Our notions of beauty!

lady 1: Oh look at the pretty lehegna she is wearing!

lady 2: But she is not fair, not beautiful. Poor bride!

As I sit on my couch writing this I wonder for how long are we going to associate beauty with the skin colour. And not only the skin colour but also height, weight, colour of iris, hair etc. This is the stark reality in India. Our notion of beauty is fair skin.I do not understand how the amount of melanin present in one’s body can be a criteria for defining beauty. Even some of our dusky celebrities have faced prejudices. Continue reading “Our notions of beauty!”