Sunday, May 13, 2012

Confession and Promise to my Mom

No language can express the power, and beauty, and heroism, and majesty of a mother's love. It shrinks not where man cowers, and grows stronger where man faints, and over wastes of worldly fortunes sends the radiance of its quenchless fidelity like a star. ~Edwin Hubbell Chapin 

 The word “Mother” comes in existence when the child born before that she is just a woman, mother never exist. A mother is something absolutely new who born with her child. A mother is the only person whom we encounter before coming in this world and after experience immense labor she gives the birth but she never refuge to do that. She is the only women in our life who never say no for anything. She taught us first language, social concept, religious value, cultural domain all the things which makes us the human being. On the auspicious evening of mother day, I want to confess and promise something to my mother….. Mom,

 I am the part of most ‘confuse’ and ‘don’t know don’t care’ generation so sometimes I baffle about  something and desert and detest some conspicuous things because of confusion. I am very penitent for all these. 

Probably, I might not get admission in top 30 universities of the world and I won’t earn big cheques as my engineer, IITian and M.B.B.S brothers and sisters would be but I promise one thing your Daughter-in-law (my dream girl) would never complain about this and we would live happy life. 

Sometimes I don’t call you for days and I might not be able to do in future as well but that would never mean I don’t remember or miss you. It just that I will be in trouble and I am not in a position to share with you everything because I am afraid of making you sad. But I promise, you will be the first with whom I will share all single piece of happiness. 

I don’t know what will I do in future and where will I go. But I can promise one thing-my hard work. I will leave no stone unturned to make you feel proud of being a mom of mine. 

Happy Mother’s Day Ammi.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Slutwalk (Besharmi Morcha)-Kolkata: Vulgar or Congruous

 “Slutwalk” – It is a worldwide protest against the harassment that women face on the street on a daily-basis. It is the outcry against damaging stereotype and sexual violence against women. It all began with a statement of police officer in Toronto, Canada, April 2011, saying “women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized”. The angry women and men too come out to the street to protest against men’s filthy mentality. Thus began Slutwalk, the movement jumped borders and oceans, with similar marches being held in the US, UK, Australia and Africa. And now “global India” is joining hand as well!
After Delhites and bhopalies, it’s high time for Kolkatans to come out for “slutwalk” on 24th may.   Although, my ordinary mind couldn’t understand the purpose and relevance of slutwalk in India but women safety and rights in India is always a ponderable question for me.  
Is skimpy clothes of gals or women articulate the message to rape her? If yes, then how will we justify the rape of 3 month’s infant? If some psycho says that provoking cloths stimulate him to rape or molest a girl then how will we react if someone says,” Her perfume was incredibly provoking that’s why I raped her “! The message is whatever cloths women wear, however slutty it is, it shouldn’t be thought as an invitation to rape her.

I have a facile doubt, is it relevant in context of India where we have cities which are demographically very diverse, in our cities we have people from villages and small towns probably who have never seen women in short-skirt.  But in the era of capitalism, elite Indians never care these people.
These slutwalk is a felicitous example of women empowerment in India. In last 10 year, Indian women have empowered not only economically but socially and politically as well. I still remember last decade mindset when Arundhati Roy has been trailed by Supreme Court since one year for her controversial writing about women sexual independence. After winning the Booker award, she was called as “Hooker won Booker”. And since then women have empowered herself to organize slutwalk.

It’s my humble request to all join Slutwalk-kolkata on 24th of May.