It finally arrived!!!
July 2003: I was 16 and for the most part, ungainly and awkward. I had volunteered to assist the school librarian during the summer vacation to re-organize stacks of books in the library. My trade-off was getting books to read. One day, I took a shortcut on my walk home which meant passing through a … Continue reading Of Pink Pants and Eve-Teasing
If my family had been uneducated, entrenched in the patriarchal ways of thinking and steeped in the mire of traditionalist thoughts, the possibility of me not seeing the light of day would have been very high. Why? Because I am female. The sex ratio in India stands at 933:1000 (i.e. for every 1000 male births, … Continue reading Female Foeticide in India
In the JNL6027 class, we were shown this interesting piece titled How to Write about Africa which highlighted the clichés writers and journalists use when expanding on the 'dark continent' (see, I did it too!). It struck me that even India (the country I'll be focusing on in my blog for this module) has its … Continue reading How to Write about India
Stereotypes exist everywhere. Be it in your mind, in the media or in how you're served over a counter. Linked to the concept of stereotypes is the 'single story' - Chimamanda Adichie, in her TED talk, speaks about the danger of a single story, whereby hearing only one story about a particular place or person … Continue reading Crossing Borders
Today is World Autism Awareness day. I always knew April was Autism Awareness month, but found out about April 2nd being the designated day for the same only last week. If you're interested to know more, go to their website. At a dinner party I was at a few days ago, the hosts and a … Continue reading World Autism Awareness Day
As part of the module Journalism, Globalization and Development, which I am taking this semester, I will be blogging regularly on news items from India. Feel free to comment!