You Are the Daughter We Always Wished For…

You Are the Daughter We Always Wished For…

Blog, Gender Issues, Relationship, Social
[caption id="attachment_1045" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Respect, Love & Appreciate[/caption] ‘You are the daughter we always wished for’, said the ever-smiling in-laws to the bride. And, my mind laughed with ridicule, ‘Huh! The same old cliché dialogue of the society. Alas! Nothing has changed over the years’. Isn’t this a typical scenario in most of the Indian weddings where the words and actions contradict themselves? We all have witnessed it. We all have faced it. A few months back, it was my bestie’s turn to get hitched to her longtime partner and stepped into the most unpredictable roller-coaster ride of the life. An inter-caste wedding where the beauty of the north and south rituals was singing in glory. Right from the moment, we stepped into the wedding, it was all about royalty.…
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And This is What I am Proud Of…

And This is What I am Proud Of…

Blog, Personal, Social
[caption id="attachment_1034" align="aligncenter" width="232"] Love Thyself!!![/caption]   Sometimes working from home and working solo, handling personal and professional commitments can be quite overwhelming. Today was one such day. The multiple deliveries of projects, online mentoring and reviewing of students, hundreds of mundane household chores, and above all my never-ending pursuit to hit the gym. Oh, My God, today was one among the exhaustive days with lots of certainty and uncertainty. What better than a long walk accompanied by the evergreen tunes of the Legendary A.R. Rahman to beat the tiredness. A man who doesn’t need a definition. I am proud and blessed to be born in this time of the evolution where I can cherish memories of his music. (Don’t worry, I am not going to talk to about ARR).…
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Far Away from their Roots

Far Away from their Roots

Blog, Personal, Social
Is their life Glossy or Gloomy? A phone call which uncovered a deep wound, filled with blood stains of heart-wrenching emotions, pertaining to thousands like her. ‘A dreamy, fantasy filled, glossy life is what they believe, I live here in a foreign land’, utters with a wet eye, choking throat, with a subtle smile. Far away, little did they know, why and how, we are living a life, far away from our roots, in a foreign land, amidst the aliens? With a strange feeling and hundreds of unspoken words and emotions, the call ended abruptly, followed by text message of reconnecting, some time later. Alas! An Indian in Foreign Land. The days passed by, but the conversation lingered in my mind. There has been millions of instances, while I have…
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Being Blind… What are you blinded by?

Being Blind… What are you blinded by?

Blog, Social
Being Blind… What are you blinded by? A group of people knotted to each other for being blind. A small stick of its own kind assures the presence of their group and the conformity of the path. A regular scene experienced while crossing the roads near my house, questioned the inner inquisitive mind. An unparalleled conversation with those blinded people, who are suffering for no fault of theirs. A result of birth, accident, sexual harassment, etc., were some of their reasons of blindness. However, their vision of the inner self is far beyond the challenges of biological defect. Ignorance, neglect, fear, helplessness, distrust, uncertainty, weakness, etc., were some of the emotions common to all of them. Having said that, they were all happy and peaceful in their own world, sharing…
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Cyclone Vardah – Revives the Colossal Impact of those Dreadful Days

Cyclone Vardah – Revives the Colossal Impact of those Dreadful Days

Blog, Environment, Science & Tech, Social
[caption id="attachment_739" align="alignleft" width="300"] Cyclone Vardah – Revives the Colossal Impact of those Dreadful Days[/caption] Cyclone Vardah – Revives the Colossal Impact of those Dreadful Days Off late, I refrain from early morning social media chats, whether it is Facebook, WhatsApp, etc., so that I do not ruin the first few fresh hours of the day. Today, it was different though. With the obligation to attend a call, I grasped that my mobile was overflowing with mammoth of messages. Most of the messages were about the Cyclone Vardah hitting the coastal areas of TamilNadu, the precautionary steps in case of flooding and a warning to stay safe and secured. In just a split of seconds, those messages recapped the colossal impact of the dreadful and devastating December month of 2015,…
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What are they – gifts or dowry?

What are they – gifts or dowry?

Blog, Social
[caption id="attachment_717" align="aligncenter" width="300"] What are they – gifts or dowry?[/caption] What are they – gifts or dowry? ‘What are you giving her for the wedding? What are you giving your son in law for the wedding? What will my daughter in law, be getting from her lovely parents on her big day? What are we getting for your daughters special day? The gift given to her in laws must be very costly and exceptional, so that she leads a peaceful life. Do not forget to buy presents for all the extended family members of the groom’s side, so that they welcome and accept your daughter from the bottom of their heart. Are you planning to bring your son in law home in the already existing car or going to…
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An Open Letter to the most respected Society

An Open Letter to the most respected Society

Blog, Relationship, Social
[caption id="attachment_712" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Gender Equality[/caption] An Open Letter to the most respected Society Dear Society, At the outset, I would like to congratulate and thank you for priming some of your fragments as per the evolution. I came into this world empty handed. I appreciate what I have received as the byproducts of the societal evolution, in the form of closely knitted parents, siblings, extended families, and beautiful friendships for a lifetime, of course with specific disclaimers in every stage of life. In your society, men and women coexists. One is always dependent on the other. This is how the cycle of evolution leads generation after generation. This is nature’s phenomena, which even you as a society cannot eradicate. Having said that, gender discrimination between men and women, has…
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The True Colors of the Colorful Beauty Pageants

Blog, Social
[caption id="attachment_709" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The True Colors of the Colorful Beauty Pageants[/caption] The True Colors of the Colorful Beauty Pageants This is a tragic story of a small girl, hailing from a small village in India. The everyday tussle to mend the needs of her family, did not stop her from dreaming a magnanimous life. She had vibrant dreams of getting crowned with the titles of beauty pageants of the world. Many mocked at her when she expressed her dream to them. Some even dampened, by commenting about her murky skin color and ignored the sharp and attractive features. However, no societal snag could deter her from painting colorful dreams of life. After a lot of struggle, she cleared the state and national level selection of the beauty pageant. One step…
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The Battle of the Quotients

Blog, Education, Social
[caption id="attachment_706" align="aligncenter" width="281"] The Battle of the Quotients[/caption] The Battle of the Quotients The astounding scientific explorations and inventions transmuting into cutting-edge technologies, to lead a comfortable and luxurious lifestyle by the mankind, is worthy of all the appreciation of the world. The Intelligence Quotient (IQ) of the human race, certainly needs a big round of applause. While we brag about the achievements, somewhere in this journey, the growth of the Emotional Quotient (EQ) has been slower, when compared to the former. The fact is that, the battle of the quotients of Life is, typically won by the Intelligence Quotient, which is a lost battle of the mankind. The suicide stories of the young blood, in our day to day life, are the witnesses of the lost battle. The…
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Gender Genital Mutilation – An Atrocious Act

Blog, Cultural, Social
[caption id="attachment_643" align="alignleft" width="261"] Say NO to Gender Genital Mutilation[/caption] Gender Genital Mutilation – An Atrocious Act We quiver to death with the slightest bad touch from another human being. It is baffling, how we would react, if an amorous lump of flesh is removed from our personal part of the body, in the name of societal ritual and custom. More than 100 million women and girls of this world are the victims of the Gender Genital Mutilation (GGM). Yes. You have read it correct. Even today, in this clichéd modern world, this dreadful tradition prevails. True that, it does remain to be a taboo topic, not just in Indian society, globally as well. Gender Genital Mutilation is the most atrocious act of the mankind, irrespective of the gender practiced…
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