Exploring Patriarchy Chapter 20 –
It used to be Baby ‘cos they saw I was young
the one they looked after when her parents weren’t around.
Then, it was Didi – the elder sister
a young adult woman without a ‘Mister’.
The role of the Indian woman is defined very differently from that of the Indian man. Her career, education or income level matter very little. What seems to be important to society is her personal choices. Or those that are made for her by her family. And by the God’s.
To be a better wife I need a husband who’s here…
The lyrics of ‘To Be A Better Wife’ are written to the music of Here There and Everywhere – a song composed and written by the Beatles. I wrote this during the lockdown of 2020.
I could look at you in envy for all the things you have
the ease with which you cope and your luck when things get bad.
You show me I can shape my world and bring that little ease.
That when the wind is strong we might need to bend, or sway like those sturdy old trees…
Exploring Patriarchy Chapter 16 –
Men-OH-Pause give your wives a break
don’t get up and leave them to wash up the plates.
They’re on their feet before every meal
cooking and washing and keeping the home clean.
She had always felt that society has a perceived value for money and things that far exceeds their actual utility, and their ability to create security and bring happiness.
And time to BE and LET BE
Some togetherness and rest after a good meal.
If you prod the tigress – you with cruelty on your mind
you who have lost caring and respect for life and come from a family that doesn’t mind…
The above poem is written to highlight different aspects of rape in our society in a general way.
we all pay.
Becoming Microwave Madam Chapter 6 – 9 to 5 equals 7, on days that are busy they’re home after eleven. Both of them work and their schedule’s real tight,
it’s what they expected but this busy isn’t right.
Becoming Microwave Madam Chapter 4 – The maid was a solution that started another problem – She goes on leave for just 15 days
from the 15th of Feb till the 15th of May.