by Saswat Pattanayak That awkward moment when ABVP is doing AISA’s job, mainstream media doing alternative media’s, NDTV doing Tehelka’s, Arun Jaitley doing Arundhati Roy’s, Javed Akhtar doing Ranjit Sinha’s, Shoma Chaudhury doing Madhu Kishwar’s. Leftwing feminists turning into moralist Bajrang brigade, investigative journalists condemning leaks, Outlook publishing them after … Continue reading
Travelling alone, Not safe. Travelling in a group of 93, Not safe. Travelling in elevator, Not safe. Travelling in bus, Not safe. Travelling in train, Not safe. Travelling, Not safe. Not travelling, Not safe. Not safe. Not safe, to be a female in India. Simply, NOT SAFE.
“internal matters”, “family matters”, “community matters”, “marital matters”, “love matters”, “holy matters”, “institutional matters”, “army matters”, … Matters, of every sort, matter, but not what actually needs to matter.
She called her “Bitch” and I took offence talked of our own prejudices and of falling trap to wars we fight Beware, I said, Lets scrutinize our own selves. Lest we perpetuate the vice over and again. Truly annoyed and frustrated with my rant above she screamed gently Oh! Give … Continue reading
Pressed to my bossom I carried you in my womb, my love. I carried you, your father and forefathers. carried with the love of a mother. Through sickness and fears, through loneliness of pains, I carried you. I carried you. I carried you, Like a woman carries an unwanted pregnancy. … Continue reading