“No Country for Women”

We are a nation in a serious psychosis about our women. And it is no longer about the backward states alone. While they take the cake, it is disturbing that the malaise has spread across the country. Be it Maharashtra, Kerala, Bengal, Karnataka. Women are not safe anywhere anymore. 

Are the media and films to be blamed? Is it the collective insecurity of men who need a docile woman to prove their worth or who are threatened by independent women? What makes men the privileged arbiters in how woman should live and behave? Does it start with the male dominated film industry that rampantly exploits women or objectifies them? Or are they simply mirroring the realities of our society. Or is it all of these and more…

This documentary raises serious questions that needs urgent answers.

Online Display Ads: The Brand Awareness Black Hole

Online Display Ads: The Brand Awareness Black Hole

Chalat musafir. Nostalgia time.

Bought back memories from the other day. When all our folks gathered every Saturday for the Kirtan. The jhals and dholak rising to a frenzied crescendo. It was pure Bhojpuri Heavy Metal. What with the furious headbanging. The “Jiye! Jiye”. The Holiya, the Chaitha, the Birha. Alas! The talent, zest and fun went out with the last generation. 

A contrarian view on Happiness by Oliver Burkeman. An interesting aside is the the reference to the Museum of Failed Products. A pretty long tract. But if you get to the end of it, I am sure, it will leave you thinking. Click on the headline for the whole article.

Happiness is a glass half empty

Be positive, look on the bright side, stay focused on success: so goes our modern mantra. But perhaps the true path to contentment is to learn to be a loser