Jayaraj and Bennicks were taken into custody on 19th July in Thoothukkudy and by 23rd early morning they died. The FIR read that they died due to fever. However with further investigation, four officers have been arrested and charged with brutal violence, sexual assault murder. Read about the details of the case, the flaws in the judicial system, actions taken by the government and how we as individuals should know if a similar situation arises to us.
I am a Keralite working in Bangalore and August was extremely difficult for me, because my people where struggling. My family was safe. And yet, I was troubled every moment of my existence thinking of all those people back in my homeland. The Kerala floods made me realize that our love for our homeland was … Continue reading 20 Ways in Which Kerala Floods Restored Faith in Humanity
Do you know the amount of poison we are being exposed to on a daily basis? Do you eat the Chemicals that you put on your skin? A friend’s post on instagram and our conversation following that, opened my eyes to it. Elaine from The Fire spirit blog sent me this video by Fittuber in … Continue reading If You Wouldn’t Eat it, Don’t Put it on Your Skin
“I couldn’t sleep yesterday!” “Why so?” “We went patrolling.” “What patrolling?”, I was baffled. We were 21 when we had this conversation. We were both mere CA students and he wasn’t in any sort of organization that went patrolling during the nights. “Prostitution.” I held my breath. It wasn’t a topic I wanted to discuss … Continue reading Saying Yes to The World
"I used to walk about 4-5 Kms everyday to bring water. I was a little girl, seven or eight years old, that by the time I brought the pots home, they would be half empty as the water used to drip." my grandmother recalled. Children carrying water "Do not open that hand shower. It is … Continue reading The Journey of Water From Abundance to Scarcity, Purity to Poison
For all those women who were and are raped, for all those abused wives and friends, for all those women whose talents are suppressed for merely being born a woman. For the child raped by the Church priest, for the 7 children in the orphanage who were raped, for... Yesterday, I was tagged in many … Continue reading This Women’s Day, I Mourned
I have been listening to the vicious revving of the chainsaw since yesterday. Last time this happened I remember looking out my window helplessly, willing it to stop. The sound was haunting. But soon, I realized that it was worse when it stopped, for when it did, I cringed; dreading the thud of death as … Continue reading My Sin? I Watched Them Being Butchered
Every day, I would get down from the bus, pull the ticket tucked safely beneath my ring and put it inside my bag. I would eat chocolates, and deposit the wrappers inside my bag or purse. I'll reach home and empty my bag of all the waste and put them in the dustbin. I have … Continue reading Why Shouldn’t we Litter the Environment?
A Book review of The Story of a Suicide.
Today, as I was browsing through Facebook, a series of satirical quotes caught my attention. The author portrays how certain religious beliefs scream irony so much so that even God is flabbergasted. But, we humans do not question them because come on! We go to hell if we do. And no! You don't need to know … Continue reading The Lord’s Laments
There are lots of singles who turn all gloomy when February begins. They see the Valentine’s Day vibes everywhere. It begins with annoying people like me, writing posts on how to’s and what to’s for valentine’s day. No matter where the singles turn, there is love in the air. During those times when I forget … Continue reading Valentine’s Day – 9 Fun Ways For Couples & Singles
Belonging to Generation Y and being in the prime of my youth, I have often been disturbed by this question asked by the elders. According to them, the values, cultures, traditions and laws preserved by them and their ancestors are going to the dogs because of the youth today. On a personal level, I noticed … Continue reading What is Wrong With The Youth Today?
Two conversations were sufficient for me to realize that some of the educated people today, still lack the common sense to think for themselves. Conversation 1 It was about booking an Uber. The app showed us that there were no cars available. Having used it many times before, I suggested a solution. The reply was a mocking … Continue reading Me – A Woman Pointed Away from Technology & Towards Kitchen
Fed up of making resolutions and dropping them midway? Then chuck resolutions and prepare a set of achievable and interesting goals. By goals I mean, all those one-time-things you have always wanted to do. You can even do them side by side. Here is how. The year glides by and before you know, it is December. … Continue reading 16 Tips to Make Your Year Productive – I
100 Happy Days - Day 65 Happy to Be a Part of a Dynamic Youth There has been immense loss of lives and property due to the floods in Chennai. We, being in the neighboring state, could actually understand the gravity of the situation. You begin to understand a situation only when you or someone … Continue reading The Chennai Rains – A Positive Note