I will never be comfortable living in India. I try. I keep trying for sure.
You know the feeling you get every once in a while when a big fart catches you off guard in public making you turn into a spokesperson of embarrassment? You are so self conscious and ashamed yet so relieved and happy. Remember that feeling? That’s how I feel about India. Continue reading “India, oh my!”
There are two kinds of society and women are treated differently in each one.
Women have a lot more freedom, relatively speaking. Like men, they go out and live on their own after 16. They are taught to earn a living on their own at a younger age. They go out and have fun and do the things any individual is supposed to at a given age. They are not reprimanded by their parents for doing something that is part of a natural human process. Sex, for instance. Majority of them choose who they get married to, when they get married and if they want to get married at all.
Women do not have lot of freedom. They are dependent on their parents for a long, long time. Marriage is the only safer event that would have the parents let women off the hook. The hook of inducing guilt that they are their parents’ burden. The trap that marriage is the only option to get out of the hellishness of living with parents. They are brought up to believe that sex is evil and flirting is bad. They are conditioned to protect themselves and save up for this one sacred individual. They are sternly discouraged and ill-treated for doing anything that is part of a natural human urge. Sex, for instance. A very small minority choose who they get married to, when they get married and if they want to get married at all.
Continue reading “The most important thing in life is life itself”
I’ve been seeing this ad bashed around by women bloggers all through last week. Continue reading “What is the role of women (or anyone for that matter?)”
I have changed four play schools for my son so far, just 1 out of 4 due to a move. As bad as I’d like some time to pursue my interests or just get two hours in a day for myself to do anything I want, I have trouble sending my baby to a mediocre place. Most play schools are. Continue reading “Things I’d like to see in a play school – Part 1”
I like technology.
I like how it makes things easier. A slow cooker, for instance. Throw some vegetables in and have a delicious meal without having to witness their slow death!
I like how it makes things simpler. An iPhone, for instance. Doodle, browse, write, read, talk and chat. Whatever. However. Whenever.
I like how it makes things accessible. Wifi or 3G for instance. Download, upload, collaborate, create, share and publicize. Anytime. Anywhere.
I like how it makes daily life less monotonous. A roomba for instance. Clean, mop, dust and tidy up. Even when you nap.
Continue reading “One order of uncle and one side order of younger brother please!”
Trekking is like getting drunk. Is it a twisted analogy to trekking? Is it because I haven’t had a drink in months?
Continue reading “Why I like to be drunk?”