Friday, July 10, 2015

Ramayana - three year old's doubt.

I was trying to tell the Ramayana's nut shell version to my daughter. The attention span is ten min and then its the next story. So as i was doing a marathon run with my story she stopped me at one point.

Amma " you say Sita Devi gave her hair clip to hanuman as identity card ... so what will she do to clip her hair? "

For those of you who are trying to understand where hair clip and identity card comes in vaalmiki ramayana, its the sundara gaantam. Sita Devi gives her choodamani to hanuman to be given to Rama. Choodamani as explained to my daughter was hair clip.

I didn't think what Sita devi would do to tie up her hair if she gave away her clip. Did you?

Friday, July 03, 2015

why so many writeups on women?

I may not be correct when i ask this question.. why so many write-ups on women.? BUT i guess its on a visible increase for those who read a lot online.

Recently, as recent as one month long now, I have started spending a little time on generic reads online mostly on links directed from face book news feeds.

At least over the last six days there are articles on women who have gone through rough times in the hands of men in many different circumstances. Agreed men are strange and can be tough to deal with simply because they are THE MEN, but these overtly descriptive and candid write ups on what all happened in a girl's life and how she came out shining makes me wonder... where is the mistake really..all mis-behaviors as women write seem directed in the lady's favor. Are all men bad?

Definitely not. One of the articles i read spoke about a girl who thought she needed to know IT all before her wedding night. She has tried many boys and now writes about her emotions being played with and calls it inappropriate. In a land where there was (and to some extent still a definition of celibacy) wonder how people can cross limits voluntarily? and then blame all the men. I don't talk about accidents that happen to the young and old girls here.. i only talk about incidents. Movies, Music, Serials, T.V.Shows, Advertisements.... all have women playing roles and talking dialogues that are ruining womanhood in many ways. So if that's OK then dear smart young ladies please stop writing about boyfriends betraying you in anyway.

This will save some Internet bits. Remember your articles get popularity because everyone wants to know what went wrong.... how u came over it can fetch u some warm smiles but the fact remains... why write about it when its about someone who was once important to you?

If you have to talk about some really personal stuff talk about it to people but not online. Remember this is an open platform where people form their own opinions. Now most articles written state - whatever happens don't worry. you are not alone. Comforting as they may be sometimes they also send provoking messages to the formative and adolescent minds. Beware of intrusion in the joyous world of innocence. The message should be " All are nice as long as you know your limits" and NOT...."Men are bad.. do whatever you want just because you feel like it".


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