End Of Women’s Day Month Series

This marks the end of my month long writings on women. I always wanted to use poetry for activism. I believe words are powerful than anything else to trigger change. It has been very difficult to be consistent and committed. There were number of times when I wanted to stop the series, after 10 days, […]

Manifestations of Her | Day-30 | Women’s Day Month Series

I think we take too much liberty when it comes to judging actresses. The lights, fame and showbiz overshadow their genuineness that we tend to forget they too are as normal as any girl next door. People feel entitled to fantasize women in films, assume they are open to overtures and slut shame them for […]

Behind her cracked heels | Day-29 | Women’s Day Month Series

These are the most unacknowledge and unappreciated women. They are labourers working in the unorganised sector for unequal, unfair wages in most deplorable and unfavourable working conditions. They have no voice, no rights and not even access to proper sanitation during the work hours. They are not provided with paid maternity leaves either. This is […]

What else do you think is upliftment? | Day-28 | Women’s Day Month Series

The advertising industry is always making an attempt to make us feel inferior about our body types. It generates insecurity in naive girls. It has got the meaning of women’s empowerment totally wrong. If all the women in the world decide to love their bodies, the whole personal care industry will have to shut down. […]

Acids Inside Her | Day 26 | Women’s Day Month Series

I don’t understand these unequal rituals inside Indian marriage. Right from wearing the sondoor and mangalsootra to fasting on Karva Chaut, there is a manifestation of patriarchy which always reminds that husband and wife can never be equal. Why should a woman announce her marital status to everyone like she is someone’s possession? Posted from […]

Visit a dungeon cell | Day-25 | Women’s Day Month Series

Thousands of sex workers who were forced into flesh trade due to various reasons, are in dire need of an alternative livelihood option. They need acceptance in the society free from all stigmas so that they become employable. They need access to health facilities, many of them suffer from AIDS and STDs. They are looking […]