A Child-free Happy Life

How do you measure satisfaction? What makes you you? How is your life defined? I often ask these questions to myself. The best answer is that my life is defined by my choices. Good or bad; they are mine. If I jump from a building tomorrow (with a parachute, of course), it’s because I want to experience bungee jumping.

I do not love definitions. Not only are they limiting, but are unnecessary. I am terrified when I get asked “Tell me about yourself” in interviews. And this is where the problem begins. As a person of the female being, society has conveniently put my existence into 3 categories. First, as someone’s daughter. Second, as someone’s wife. Third, as someone’s mother. This is what rattles my bones the most because society has programmed a woman to think that her life centres around servitude and dependence.

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The Curious Case of Sunny Leone

You read it right. I’m talking about Sunny Leone, the pornographic actress.

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The Social Networking Deity

My belief in the entity we call “God” is complicated. I believe in a higher power, in a spiritual existence, and tolerance for all; which is pretty much the opposite of what is happening in the world today. Atheism is not for me. Neither is religion. Given a choice, I would choose a side that lives for and loves everyone. True devotees agree that God lives in the heart for that’s where emotions come from. So you can imagine, for a person like me to see fanatic God posts just to get likes or shares is just irritating. This post is dedicated to God on Facebook, for Facebook, and by Facebook.

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Sometimes, I Wonder

Wisdom begins in wonder. Socrates

Random musings of a confused mind.

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The Wrong Debate: Why Do We Idolize Rather Than Admire?

The Great Indian Election Circus has ended in Karnataka. While some voted, some vetoed. Facebook is abuzz with pictures of inked fingers (thumbs, this year). People proud of having done their part in choosing a leader who will bring the country out of its misery. The winner has already been decided by popular polls and media hype. I am just glad that this drama will finally come to an end on 16th May 2014. I can finally skim through Facebook without having to look at fanboy posts about their favourites. And what fanboys they are!

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The Devdas Syndrome – Turning Heartbreak Into Hatred

Everyone has had the pleasure of having dumped someone. Most of us have faced the pain of being dumped. Some of us have cried for sometime and (hopefully) have moved on. We’ve emerged better than before, having experienced love and loss. Others not so much. They wallow in their sorrow and turn bitter. This is especially true of boys.  Now, I am not being biased. I am sharing an experience that I have seen far too many times.

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Devdas: The Tragic Hero

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Black Wednesday: How the Supreme Court of India Turned Against Its People

“Order of Nature” – a funny phrase considering nature is mostly chaotic and evolutionary. Anything but “orderly”. December 11, 2013 will be remembered as the day India retracted its stand on equality. It plunged the nation into a pit of despair and darkness.

December 11, 2013 is the day that the Supreme Court of India upheld “Section 377” of the Indian Penal Code. A statute that, when boiled down, categorizes homosexuality as a criminal offence.

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