Friday, 30 October 2015

It should be mutual..Right?

It should be mutual..Right?

'Karvachauth!'... I have been witnessing this concept being celebrated since my childhood. I have been watching ladies fasting for one whole day - a day solely dedicated to men. I am really not against this festival. I don't intend to demean any particular religion, specific beliefs and Hindu mythology. I don't deny any of the stories associated with this traditional concept. But I really think - it should be mutual. After all, marriage is a mutual arrangement of love, trust, care and protection. If a wife fasts for her husband's long life then why can't the same be applicable to men? I think this arrangement is sexist. In fact, the makers of this arrangement must have assumed that all Hindu wives are deathless, eternal and indestructible while all Hindu husbands are easily prone to death. This is perhaps why they provided for the protection of husbands' lives only. I myself, being a Hindu, love all Hindu festivals (including Diwali, Holi, Navratras) but this one festival fails to find a logic in my senses. It establishes male dominance. So, if it has to be there, then it should be equally applicable!

Meanwhile watch this hilariously hilarious spoof. I LOVED IT..!

Friday, 16 October 2015

That day

That day

She is a person who always shows a great amount of patience and strength when it comes to dealing with random jerks passing by on the streets. But today, she felt scared. For the first time in her life, she has encountered something like this so closely. Reality dawned on her in those few seconds. The reality that after all- 'she is just a girl'.
She felt disgusted at first but the next moment, she shouted. And then she ran away. She so much wanted to break his head with a brick but she just ran away. She cursed God for making her so vulnerable yet physically weak.
This helplessness is inexplicable indeed. She has no right to express this for people will judge her. She will perhaps never be able to cross that path all alone again. After all - she is just a girl.

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Dear INDIA, Grow up

Dear INDIA, Grow up

The other day I was watching a typically Indian, 80's era Bollywood movie. A scene went like this -

Hero fights with a bunch of hoodlums and bangs their heads. They were trying to rape the Heroine.
Heroine's mother thanks this Hero by saying - "Tumhara boht boht shukriya beta. Agar aaj tum waqt par nahi aate to aaj hum kisi ko muh dikhane layak nhi rehte. Tumne hamare ghar ki izzat bachayee hai." Hero leaves the scene with a face boasting of his masculinity. While the girl stands embarrassed. Her head bowed as if touching the ground, and her face reflecting helplessness.

Well, this is how it goes in my country. I don't understand how a girl's virginity gets associated with the honor of her family. How does the penetration of some unwanted organ inside her body would make her parents and society end all ties with her? When a girl is raped, she becomes unwanted. But the same boy who rapes her, roams like a stud. Notwithstanding the fact that he was the one who forced her. What's the thing with this kind of Indian mentality. This doesn't happen in other countries.
India inherits such tenets from its past - be it Mahabharata or Ramayana. So who should we blame- Lord Rama or Lord Krishna? Or should we blame ourselves that we are not riding our behavior of these regressive adages?

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Reasons to love PM

11 reasons that can make you fall in love with Narendra Modi :-

1. You can not take your eyes off him when he is addressing a gathering. Be it a rally, a campaign or an international union; his oratory skills are just impeccable.

2. Every time he initiates a speech, his 'bhaiyon bhehnooo' will make you drool over him.

3. He always uses Hindi language whether he is out on a meeting with  Xi Jinping, Obama, king of  Saudi Arabia or Queen of England. 

4. He never paper reads a speech unlike Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi or Manmohan Singh.

5. One who has the wits of understanding his foreign policy - Why he is visiting so many countries(big or small, developed or developing, rich or poor), will give a thumbs up to his craftsmanship.

4. Every time he would end up addressing a gathering, he would break the protocol to personally shake hands with his audience.

5.  He never speaks rubbish about his adversaries. He knows how and when one should counter attack some one's arguments.

6. He has a very ordinary background (a tea vendor). His humility is thus evident. This brings home the fact that Indian democracy is not that bad.

7. He loves his mother and more than that he respects/appreciates her sacrifices/struggle/hard work.

8. I share my birth date with him i.e 17 September. This is one of my personal reasons of being a 'Modi Fan'.

9. He is doing so many such things that none other PMs in the past ever did.

10. He is wholeheartedly trying to deliver what he promised. And I appreciate that!

11. His strong leadership has tremendously changed people's perception about India in the international market.