Poetry Prescription: Ijeoma, Rupi and Billy

Poetry is more than a few lines that rhyme, or throwing around big words trying to sound lyrical and esoteric. It’s an art and a form of communication. It exists in all languages, written or oral, and has always its uses in teaching, entertaining and beautifying the way we communicate with each other. There are … Continue reading Poetry Prescription: Ijeoma, Rupi and Billy

Poetry: Stolen Pleasures

From: Poetically Ghetto there’s an intrusionbarging through closed gatesbreaking folds so delicateturning the resting soft stones devil spears this cottoned earthcanes into the silken claydefeated rails of defencemisfortunes of the luckless prey an agenda without gender or agewhat it finds it takeswithout asking or beggingno sound of permissions broken barrierswrecked wallswith arms of phallic privilegeand … Continue reading Poetry: Stolen Pleasures

A Seat At The Table With Sheryl Sandberg in ‘Lean In’

“What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” -Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In The workplace can be a battlefield for women, where they struggle with progressing and gaining access to top roles. Leadership roles are still dominated by men, and promotion and rising to higher positions takes place faster for men than it does for women. … Continue reading A Seat At The Table With Sheryl Sandberg in ‘Lean In’

One Indian Girl by Chetan Bhagat

“Why do we need our men to praise and validate us in order for us to feel accomplished?”  Radhika Mehta is getting ready to get married this week. It’s going to be a big event; a destination wedding in Goa with a large number of family members from both her side and Brijesh's. She works … Continue reading One Indian Girl by Chetan Bhagat

Talking about vaginas with Eve Ensler, and the freedom and power it brings.

The Vagina Monologues is an episodic play that has been performed all around the world. Eve Ensler interviewed a diversity of women, giving them a platform to talk about their vaginas. These are women from a wide range of backgrounds – different sexualities, young and old, from different cultures and religions. They’re also women who … Continue reading Talking about vaginas with Eve Ensler, and the freedom and power it brings.