I guess the only bunch of people who are gonna be happy about the petrol and LPG price hike are the pregnant women in God's Own Country..afterall the hartal offers one full day of rest right in the middle of the week !
I thought about writing "Corporate Weirdos - Part 3 " and even saved the title in draft mode about 2 days back. The plan was to write about a highly evolved & mutated version of of the more commonly found 'Work Shirker'. I had got flash sightings of this species in the corporate jungle that I am part of, about 2 days back when I saved the title in the draft mode. However, I forgot to map the key characteristics in my mind's camera and now it's gone. And the more generic species has enough written about it, so I don't want to add my two pence. Whenever the next sighting of this species occurs, I shall update you about the same.
But today, I am gonna write about "Weekend Blues" .Yea, you read that right...Not "Monday Morning Blues", but on the contrary "Weekend Blues". Definition of "Weekend Blues" from Tinker Bells Dictionary of Terms"You have been working for 12-16 hours from Monday to Friday and your univer…
This is a very graphical rant, so stay away in case that’s
not your style…
Sometimes, the sorrow is soo deep that its easy to fake
happiness. You act as if everything is normal. You wake up, do your duties, go
to work, laugh with colleagues, check whatsapp, type non sense in it and giggle
for good measure…
And then you wonder what the hell were you doing with 36
years in this planet, if you are all alone at 3:00 in the morning feeling faint
in a pool of blood in the bathroom while your hubby is happily snoring in the
next room. How come there was not even a single human being to hold your hand
You ignore the physical pain that ravages your body and
carry on the act of appearing normal…you even fight about the same silly things…knowing
fully well none of it matters any more…but that’s the best you can do…’cos the
only other alternative is to end up in the mental asylum. Any rational analysis
will only take you there…
They say time heals…they forgot about the scars left
A few days back, I shared this link on FB. It is an extract from a much larger piece on Feminism (which has now been converted into a book) and it talks about why it is necessary to reject the idea of feminism lite.
Being the wife of a natural feminist (yes, men can be feminists too !) I face this a lot. Many people, well-wishers and otherwise, often tell me that I am lucky to have him as a hubby. Let's park the lucky or otherwise bit for a moment, and look at what makes them say this. Lucky you - he is an involved parent. Lucky you - he lets you follow your dreams. Lucky you - he makes coffee for you. Lucky you - well, you get the drift....This does not need any explanation - a healthy union of 2 individuals need not be mired in gender stereotypes at all.
The flip side of this is that it is far tougher for a guy to be a feminist in a misogynist society such as the one I live in. He is constantly bombarded with friendly and not so friendly jabs about how his friends have it far e…