Mumbai in deluge: ¬†helpline numbers here

Help available: 

1.

Those stranded near masjidbander can move towards mahajanwadi. Accommodation available… 

2. 

Those stranded near Bandra , Khar  , Santacruz ,Mahim , Sea link … can move towards  * Trupti Bandra * at linking road near Amarsons  … Food , water and tea have been made available.

Please stay indoor. Pictures to scare you…stole one WhatsApp status. 

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Psychology, not biology

To do anything

you must believe in it, and women

have always been made to believe that 

they are better at certain things than other,

which mostly means that theirs is an area 

already defined,

and hence we celebrate the first time a 

woman became anything that was not 

imposed on her as her usual thing. 

*

We should not be surprised that feminism is a 

label and not as common a word as ‘human’. 

the rain drowned my 

Upon seeing the wilted grass in the arid garden, 

I would dream of the rain, and craft a paper-boat, hoping there’d be puddles. 

I was in love with the rain, its strangeness, 

its heavy fall on the rooftop,

the lamp post bearing it all like a head bowed under the shower, 

the wind swaying the rain, the rain roaring in the night. 

Now that the rain was here, my paper-boat had drowned, and I had neither the energy nor the courage to make one again. It was my first. There’s no second,

not one that is equal or greater.