Sunday, October 16, 2016

What has really made a big change in your life?

What  made the big change in my life, what else, my marriage.  There is nothing unusual in saying that marriage makes epoch-making changes in the life of everyone, both men and women. However,  this varies according to the culture, you are born in and practice.  I mean how marriage changed me as an Indian woman would not be the same as how it affected a person living next door following a different set of cultural practices. 

I am not saying one has advantages and the other is rot. All have challenges.   

Monday, April 27, 2015

How easy to recognise a person's race?

In South Africa, Mmusi Maimane announced his candidacy for election as DA’s (Democratic Alliance) leader. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Hopes in India's legal system

The Supreme Court's scrapping of the ‘draconian’ section 66A of the Information Technology act keeps hope in the Indian legal system as well in free spirited young Indians, for the scrapping was the outcome of a public litigation filed by a 21 year old, Shreya Singhal from Delhi

Monday, February 16, 2015

Love- a struggle in India

Many are in the hangover of the valentine celebration. I never have written a post on valentine love. May be because I did not think seriously about love, as an outside expression, but as something inside, making you feel pleasant and out of this world. 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Kejiriwal redefines Indian Politics- Are people ready for that?

People in Delhi, the capital state of India, elected Aravnd Kejriwal as their chief minister, for a second time; first time he resigned after a spell in power when he couldn’t implement an ombudsman against corrupt civil servants, his anti-corruption election promise. The second victory came at a time when India's ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) led by the right wing Bharathiya Janatha Party (BJP) that came to power in a landslide victory, last May, started imitating its predecessor, the Indian National Congress led UDF in selling the nation to the rich and foreigners neglecting the common people (Am Admy). Aravind Kejariwal is standing for those common people and its not accidental that his party is named after them, Am Admy Party (AAP). He mauled his main opponent Kiran Bedi the BJP candidate, scoring 67 seats in Delhi's 70 seat state assembly. 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Perumal Murugan's Book Burned

A group of Kerala artists and film veterans assembled at Kochi Muziris Biennale, yesterday to express support for Perumal Murugan. Mr Murugan, a novelist from Tamil Nadu (a southern state in India), is standing accused of depicting females in a bad light in his novel Mathorubhagan. The accusation comes from the present Indian leadership in Delhi. He wrote it four years ago.  

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Happy New Year -My word for 2015

I don't have much quotes in my literary repertoire to fish out one easily and to use on such occasions like new year, anniversary or birthdays to inspire myself and others. One of the reasons for this drawback is I'm not a language person. By that I mean I haven't learned not much literature. There's a great connection between literature learning and inspiring quotes and writing too.

I learned about this drawback of mine when I joined a writing course. I'm a science person. A scientific mind always dwells on compressing ideas, say for eg. compressing an idea into a formula or an equation, where as a literary mind excels in expanding it into any volume. Literature encourages people to write pages after pages about a simple rose flower.

So I'm a person whose mind is confined within prescribed ways of thinking and trying to acquire a literary way of thinking and writing.  And that itself is my goal and motivation for 2015. I also heard psychological androgyny is essential for creative writing