Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “nerve.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun! On the 18th we were happy to read in the newspaper that a Delhi court acquitted journalist Priya Ramani in a defamation complaint filed by former Union minister, M J Akbar. Priya Ramani had levelled sexual harassment… Continue reading #SoCS Feb. 20, 2021
Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “new/old.” Use either or both of the words “new and old” any way you’d like. Bonus points for starting and ending with either one. Have fun! Books are an important and nice part of my life. I do not remember when I have not read books.… Continue reading #SoCS Oct. 3/2020
I have just finished a fascinating book called The First Promise. It is written by Ashapurna Debi and has been translated from Bengali to English by Indira Chowdhury. The story is set in late 18th century and early 19th century. The heroine is Satyabati and she is not like other women of her time. The… Continue reading What changes ?
Recently, I read ‘ My Journey’ by Dr Abdul Kalam. We are indeed lucky to have had a person of his calibre as one of our Presidents. In this book he writes about the smaller, lesser known happenings in his life. Smaller but very significant. He has written these wonderful words about his mother and… Continue reading The Ordinary Woman
Every evening, I see an old lady walking up our road, with a bag in her hand. She delivers milk and flowers to some house, quite a distance away. Maybe all that walking has kept her fit. I don’t think she really has to go herself, but it looks as if she enjoys herself. She… Continue reading The Extraordinary Ordinary
Two paths and only one option is really a difficult situation especially when both paths look very dark . She is in this situation. She is educated and is married to a person who is to all purposes illiterate. The decision to make her marry him was taken by the elders of the family without… Continue reading Horns of Dilemma
Recently, I read a very good and interesting book , ‘ A Life in Words’ by Ismat Chugtai. It has been translated from Urdu by M Asaduddin. Ismat Chugtai, (1911-1991) is Urdu literature’s most courageous and controversial writer. This book records the events of only a couple of years of her life. She writes about… Continue reading Windows in the mind