It’s Durga Festival in a week. It’s important for an Indology student (as well as a Bengali woman) to know that she is the representation of Supreme Shakti, with a multi-dimensional demeanour of mother goddess, a nurturer as well as a warrior/protector. The word ‘Durga’ means invincible. Albeit a Hindu goddess, her roots are Vedic […]
Mommy Diaries: Gonten & Chüeh
It’s almost the end of September, so naturally when we are in Gonten (Appenzell) we get to see alpine descents, arriving in the valley around late afternoon. One of the plus to have a residence on the side of a road in a lovely village – the procession passes right in-front! First, the sound of […]
Mommy Diaries: Of Fables & Adventures
A scorpion approached a kind frog seated by the riverside, and asked him, “Can you give me a ride on your back across the river? I don’t have the ability to leap on lily pads or swim like you do.” The frog said, “You’re a scorpion, you might sting me.” The scorpion said, “I won’t […]
How glad can one feel to reach the other end, a new country away from home? Waking up, unaware, that the lowest bushes or the pointy spruce, all a part of a broad new hope, as you start your day of struggle in a country away from war-stricken home?
Problem with reality is appearance. How it appears to one, is how it defines reality. Problem with appearance is perception. A cunning manipulator can make-reality-up with certain appearance that seduces as real even when it remains untrue.
Language is a powerful instrument and words it’s sharp edged Obsidian knife; while Twitter the place where you find chefs using it to brutally wound out of hate rather than to cook a concoction that feeds hungry souls.
#Change #starts with #I & #We
In a world where boys are told not to cry, I tell mine that I hear him. I hear him and I am here for him. That he is smart, intelligent, kind. That he is not to be bound by gendered norms but simply be a good human. For he’s a gift like our neighbour’s […]
Mommy Diaries: #Totensalamander #ElizabethII
“Höre mich, tote Schwester, ich trinke dir das letzte Glas.” There’s a trending post: “Imagine if the world showed this much care and empathy for the communities that Queen Elizabeth II and the monarchy colonised and ravaged.” On CNBC news, an article talks of how Queen Elizabeth’s death revives criticism of Britain’s legacy of colonialism: […]
Hard rural boys, dark skinned in their six hundred rupees pants – bought on the roadside, wanted to get them beautiful Kashmiri girls when BJP moved forces into the state; “white babes, with cheeks like apples – darlings me marry yous, wanna be my friendship?” So I told them, perhaps women from their family would […]
Mommy Diaries: Unsolicited Advice
Have I ever told you about unsolicited advice? You may ask what is Unsolicited Advice? Unsolicited advice is the manner in which an individual gives information, suggestions, or offers help that is usually unwanted and can be quite irritating to the person on the receiving end to have to hear what the “well-intentioned” individual giving […]