Watching "India’s Daughter"

Rape is not a sex crime: it is a display of power. It is a group of socially powerful people saying, “You have transgressed the boundaries we set for you: see what we can do.” It is a “punishment” for daring to breach and an example for those who continue to do so.It is a…

Discovery of Non-India

(Image souce: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-31698154) This has been a tough week for India- at least the secular, modern, egalitarian India of my perhaps impractical dreams- and it ain’t getting any better. Usually I start these letters-to-a-stranger thing with a “hi” and a “how are you”, but today, I’m honestly not in the mood. When you think about the…

Of 2015 and resolutions and the Tales of Bjorn Borg

Hello, you! Guess which of your favourite bloggers has taken up more than a dozen New Year’s Resolutions (the sacred vows that nobody keeps… oh wait, That’s a wedding.) aND ACTUALLY MANAGED TO FOLLOW ALL OF THEM FOR TEN WHOLE DAYS. Guess. gUESS. This is a big deal primarily because I have managed to keep…

Of Autumn and Misfits and Game of Thrones.

I’m back! Hurray, confetti, parade, etc, etc. I love you all (platonically and in a panda-like way) and I have missed talking to you, or at you, or, you know, just generally clacking away at a keyboard in the hope that someone out there has been listening. #Goddesses is over. It feels strange, to announce…

Of wars and children and humans killing humans

I do not know enough to comment on all that is happening in the world right now, in Gaza, or Ukraine, or anywhere else. All I  know, and can claim to understand, is perhaps a little, just a little bit of the human cost. I have nothing to say, but silence feels suffocating now, and…