Wednesday, 19 October 2016

What You are - Defining it

When we are jostling with different questions regarding our social behavior for bigger issues such as women empowerment, social life, I ponder why there is such prejudice. Are we responsible? Not the absurdity to look down at any woman with constricted views of household or community values is deriding us of important decisions and self assertion. 

When in society be local or abroad, we confirm to certain beliefs. We carry with us certain traditions which are well respected and if not, can be collaborated with certain evidence that are acknowledged given a case. Certain new theories are often forming and laws are often modified to include the evolving practices anywhere for men and women alike.

Thus, what are these entities. Having an ideology such as Gandhism can help a humanitarian do job anywhere in the world. Confirming to professional etiquette, the diseases are easily diagnosed with exception of long-formed personal habits. Vast experience in certain field or valuable upbringing can make us believe in exceptional works by women. 

 What exactly then we are not concurring to? We face challenges in our day to day life. These challenges require our enlightened attitude. If we continue to look at ourselves in negativity and seek a mass assertion, we will fail. Instead if we learn what might take us forward, discuss the matter with our counterpart, debate extensively about various pros and cons, we can lead.

Women are understood to follow, not lead. They are tamed to speak softly, not assert. They are provided for livelihood, rather than earn for livelihood. However, now they get resources as their male colleagues then exactly is it patriarchy, home duties, stress due to health, larger family roles which are keeping them mute and behind the league.

It is important that when the world can capture easily any rumors spread on external appearances and behaviors, we should be taking the facts we have become so far. Small details add to the case which can be important to real people who are involved in other real situations in life. We should not be crying over simple prejudices but stand to bigger version of ourselves.  

I think we can lead, we should lead.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Assertion or Matter of Fact for Women in Society

First published at my Goodreads blog.

It has been over a year and half when my first published book “Footprints” was released.

I am writing as autumn sunshine starts to pour and fills in as warmth. Seasons have not bit changed to my perception of comfort. Reminding my book, my previous visit to city out of placid flat I am occupying had been to observe a nifty manner in which people move around. 

The effort looks good to watch how shelves are replaced with goods than choices. Small shops have associative need and deportment of standards of working classes. In malls where labels are restricted to inch-of-square spaces, mild matter of fact is customer’s assertion. He/She can make or break a system.
Learning from this theory I find useful to apply it to women empowerment sector. Assertion according to Oxford Dictionaries is a confident and forceful statement of fact or belief. Could assertion be about emphasizing or set of recommendations or matter of fact?

Companies have come understand about customers’ preferences and tried to reach them in every corner of the world creating a chain of consumerism and also luxury or lifestyle. How similarly women could be understood in society?

Preferably in no menial terms women could be talked about in society. We cannot impose on ourselves an elucidating culture, besides our responsibilities should become vocal in manner of our power.
Assertion should not be loud but likeness acceptable as social behavior. When writing poems for “Footprints” I drew various points what women might learn from women. There is always subliminal assertion about womanhood which transcends to create an image of strong women.

Living independently though there is stress for performance and ability, I find behavior is essential for long go and also for a consistent character. Modern and open culture is hard to endorse, for women it should be less challenging.   

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Navratri – Feminism to the Core

Today is ninth day of Navratri. These nine days of worshiping the Goddess Durga revokes the sense of feminism to core. Demon is not generally a figure of huge proportions and ugly facets but in his proposing to the goddess, he actually can reinforce an empire of his roots, his ideology. The goddess tells that one who could win war with her can only be married to her. This equalizes and balances masculine and feminine aspects on the earth.

We celebrate her victory over various demon kings. These nine days we observe fasts as possible, sing devotional songs and recite epic stories. It occurs to mind at same time various scenarios.
Importantly her response for a war puts her authority for better rights in a matrimonial alliance. Her win demonstrates the prowess of Shakti over evil forces, giving us immense strength and belief that we are always saved by negative energies. The construing fact is what she stands for. Who is she? How our faith becomes necessary? What we learn?

As in numerous texts stated, Mother Parvati on request of Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva and various gods adorning various offered weapons took a form of Durga and fought the war with Mahishasura. She protected us not only from demon but our whole being. 

As we accept our mortal limits of understanding ourselves, our world, we might also be incapacitated to answer many complex situations and life can be almost infeasible. Women in society are always equated to be weak in case of complex situations, even coming home late. There is no demonic proportions here, only common bad. The sentiment however keeps on weighing on how women are going to be treated. No men on the earth can undermine their role. When it comes to issues regarding them, they have to provide their side of story. 

Goddess Durga is our role model. She provides us with vision of empowerment and feminism. Every god has to assert that she is necessary for not only mankind but their security as well. The balance gets corrosive.
She reminds us of our strength, of equal rights to be vocal in an environment, and to empower for fight. Thus, to facilitate our mind with positive (evil should be done away with) and strong thoughts and be bodily strong. 

One also learns indiscriminate sense of intelligence about her. She takes different forms, somewhere leading the battle, or terrifying or drinking every blood spill. There is no equal match when sometimes it comes to duties by women. Thus, she suggests strongly that we should be tough enough to lead, to accomplish.
These nine days are of immense importance. Every woman should learn and try to accomplish something. 

With all best of luck and wishes of Navratri, I am concluding here.

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Fruit and Other Poems

the duties are conferred
a scratch that one ignores
itches more.
You place the Bible, the Koran or the Gita
in one's hand,
tell them to close eyes.

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Least Minimal Good for Better Future

We are out, now. In places, all over city, or country. We often notice when we are outside, how civic amenities are making life feasible. Five years back, it was not the case. There were definite office and public hours. Mobiles made communication possible, yet services were limited. One could not get proper bedding and food at hotels.

Even now, some most popular tourist spots have poor accommodation infrastructure. If the weather would unpredictable, we were often stranded in traffic. Some travel spots were limited to boys/men only. Transport was not superior as now when we can hire a cab to any location.

When the time has changed now, don't we find ourselves pointing out faults in people, system and places. Sometimes pinches us, like sight of garbage, movement of animals, display of election campaigns and ads.

I concur nothing can change by our will but we can change a little that can help inculcate our attitude and expectations from others.

We should contribute a little towards general cleanliness, individual role behavior and being an approachable person.

By not throwing garbage at places, saying no for plastic bags, reporting to tourist stations about any bad and improper incidents, behaving with local people as civilized person, not expecting any undue help, returning or promising to help somehow for some kindly or exemplary gesture are some of few examples.

A little can go a long way to create a beautiful and strong India.