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…
I have been planning to write in detail about our trip, but one thing led to another and I never got around it till now. The details are quite hazy now, but I am going to put down a few pointers to jog my memory about this beautiful trip in future !
1. For the first time, we searched for 'Indian food' wherever we went. My younger one wanted rice and while we were on the road, we relied on Indian restaurants. The days we were staying in apartments, I cooked rice and packed it for the trip ahead. The quality of both rice as well as curds in UK were better than in India. They were cheap too !
2. Potato chips was our staple snack.
3. Desserts from supermarkets were lovely too and we enjoyed the sheer variety on offer !
4. Western Ireland is beautiful. Extremely so ! Living in God's Own Country means that natural beauty has to be really really great for me to feel 'wow'. And Ireland did make me go 'wow' many times over.
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…