A lot of debate is going on around the movies Kabir Singh/Arjun Reddy. I have not watched Kabir Singh but I did watch the original Telugu Arjun Reddy. I watched it simply because I like Vijay Deverakonda, the actor who played Arjun Reddy in the Telegu version. I agree the movie is misogynist and sexist, … Continue reading The Misogyny in Arjun Reddy/Kabir Singh is not Exceptional #MondayMusing
"A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men."– Gloria Steinem 'Feminist' has almost become a cuss word these days. People are scared to be called a feminist. Whereas, we belong to the generation where we used to look up to Feminist writers like Simone de Beauvoir, Alice Walker, … Continue reading Feminism Vs Misandry #writebravely #celebratewritetribe
The other day I sat down to watch ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’. After precisely five minutes into the movie, I realized the movie is simply unwatchable. It appeared gross, grotesque and as Bongs would put ‘churanto nyaka’. However, ironically this is the same movie that ignited passion and romance in me 28 years back when I … Continue reading How Bollywood Ruined Us
The day I went to give my wedding invitation, my then boss (a lady in her mid-fifties) commented sarcastically “So, now you will have two jobs.” Back then I was a naive young girl of 26 years, obviously, I didn’t understand the drift and even found her comment quite cynical. The old bit** that she … Continue reading There is Nothing ‘Romantic’ about Marriage #MondayMusings
Last week was Women’s Day. A friend of mine called early in the morning and said excitedly “Hey, Happy Women’s Day. Let’s catch up for lunch and then go for a hair spa. Everywhere they have given a discount for Women’s day.” I have done my M.Phil in Women’s Studies and I was dying to … Continue reading Women’s Day, Bored Wife and English Vinglish #MondayMusings
I was going through a bad bout of depression. A friend called and I started literally howling on the phone like a school girl. She said “I never expected this from you. I always thought you were a strong girl and look at the way you are crying.” The day my Dad passed away, a … Continue reading Is Crying an act of Weakness?
Q. What is the first thing I do after waking up in the morning? A. I check my Whatsapp. (I check my Whatsapp not because I have been expecting an urgent message from Narendra Modi, I check it because it is my Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Checking smartphone throughout the day is symptomatic of my progressive … Continue reading Stop Stereotyping Women
I am in the middle of a writer’s block and trying hard since morning to write something. In the morning I started writing for my other blog Wanderful but left that midway. Last Friday I completed 200 posts for that blog and I realised it is more than 5 years that I have been blogging … Continue reading The Guilt of a WAHM
Europe is my favourite destination. I love the old world charm that exudes through every corner of Europe. Therefore when this year I got an opportunity to go on a solo trip of Europe it was what we say in Hindi “sone pe suhaga”. I love to travel with my family and friends however travelling … Continue reading Is Taking Care of a Child only a Mother’s job?