Rape,dowry,foeticide-Modern times holocaust of the Indian women:part 1

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Every 22 minutes a woman is raped in India, every 90 minutes a bride is burnt alive! out of every 10 women 7 have been sexually harassed, female foeticide status at a all time best ,945 females per 1000 males and honor killings reported at least a 1000 every year. and the icing on the cake, India is on the number 4 Th position in the list for most dangerous countries for women giving tough competition to Afghanistan and  Congo. WOW!!! Not convinced watch this- NIRBHAYA

Many of us must have come across these famous lines,”water water everywhere,not a drop to drink” Yes that’s the state of rapes in India, every where whether you are rich or poor doesn’t matter ,whether you are young or old doesn’t matter, maybe the policies of government for population control or illiteracy eradication may not have access to the cross section of people in the country but the objectification of woman is a common theme for all. Right from the daily wage labor class to the factory workers to employees of MN C’s ,the first thing men notice about an individual is her gender and then the vicious circle of teasing ,harassment and rape starts.In India being a woman is a curse! You think I am overreacting then please watch this.

Mostly  they will kill you in the womb itself or if you are successful in taking birth,then you had it.Right from the discrimination at home where you will be competing for food ,clothing and education with your brothers or fathers or uncles,to the widespread unreported sexual abuse by the same men folk, you would also be taught by the women folk what you are not suppose to do since you are a female, yes you got it right a list of d  o’s and dont’s is handed to every little girl in India and yes her ears are pierced even before she starts speaking because she is a girl and it is her duty to become beautiful even when she is still running around in her diapers!

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In the name of Honour, refuse to be Tandoori Chicken!

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Honour is not just a word in India, it is the reality of many and that many too are from one gender.

Honour is one of the major obstacles being faced by Indian women.

In the name of honour women and girls in India suffer through out their lives.

Every action they do or every mistake they make is associated with honour especially if they decide to choose their life partner or if they are sexually assaulted .

So strong is the ethos of honour that a woman chooses death over assault as was the case of “Rani Padmini “who is revered for jumping in the fire as her husband lost the battle and died ,than falling into the hands of “Alaudin Khilji “who supposedly was so struck by her beauty that he waged a war ,to make her his queen.

As a fable it is fine though highly misogynistic tale but to believe that every woman of this country will do the same is preposterous .

Any sensible person would rather be assaulted than die because life is precious then why do when it is about women such nonesensical ideas come about?

Honour killings are not about honour but about Braminical patriarchy which first divides in the name of caste and then in the name of gender.

How can honour be associated with vaginas?

Why the words Bra and panty invoke shame but cuss words of fucking mother and sister are macho?

Why a choice of a girl for her life partner threatens the whole society ,when actually caste is the biggest curse of our nation?

Why we can go slapping people for interpreting the story of “Rani Padmini” differently but cases of rape and mass molestations do not offend us?

Why everything to do with women is questioned and super analysed so much?

Why cannot we just breathe and forget for once whether we are man or woman and just remember we are all humans.

As a woman I am so fed up of being a woman.I wish I could just be a human and I wish our society became gender less as gender has done more harm than good to women.

P.S.: In the name of honour or in any name whatsoever ,I refuse to be Tandoori Chicken!

Haramkhor Review

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Haramkhor is an odd movie with a very strange purpose .It leaves you thinking.

There are no sides taken. Nothing is good or bad , complete gray shades of human beings.

And yes ,the underlying theme is adolescent  girl students sexual and emotional abuse by man of older age who is also her teacher.

When we all were in school ,we had that one crush on that one teacher.And in here it’s the same ,the only difference being the teacher also gets intrested in his girl  students.

As far as performances are concerned once again Nawazudin has effortlessly slipped into the skin of the character.And one thing which makes this actor great is that he is never intimidating, never larger than life still creating an impact on the mind of the viewer.

Of course , as an audience I am fed up of close up shots of actors who manipulate the medium to present something they are not!

And Nawazudin is nothing like that and that is very refreshing.

Also the girl being played by Shweta Tirpathi is very interesting as not even once you feel that the actor is not 15 years old and that is a great achievement as an actor .

What is most exciting about this film is the comic interludes of the two male students who keep on chasing the girl and in the course of it , keep on hating the teacher. Their childishness is captivating taking us all back to our childhoods.

And then is the master stroke , the end of the movie , how something ordinary leads to something so extraordinary and that is not very nice but upsetting but to know it you will have to watch it.

No spoilers!!!

 Bangalore’s Dangal!

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Well well well here they did it again!

Playing the swadeshi version of “Taharrush” as we have a strong dislike for anything foreign  as a country because even the mass sexual assault and yes ,that was assault  and not molestation or eve- teasing as  the Indian media and authorities like to always take away the sting from such crimes, has been once again appropriated to women’s clothes and that too western.

Potent questions such as what were the women doing there on the road was asked , why they had to wear western outfits which lure criminal instinct in Indian males? 

My question is also why?

Why always when a crime is committed against a woman, why she is blamed? 

Common ,she is the victim here!

And women common ,it is high time that you start defending yourself and other women.Do you really think the police or this Maa-Behen-Beti government will save you, they did not even register a case till now, when they have all the CCTV footage in the world!

This is a country for no women and as a woman we all have to now defend ourselves and our fellow women, we all need to unite.

Unfortunately the place changes , the name changes but shamelessness reeks out of our Indian men.

On one hand there is the  movie “Dangal ” on women empowerment ,breaking all records and on the other  is “Bangalore ‘s Dangal”creating new records of sexual assaults.

This is the Wild Wild East !!!