Rape And The Indian Woman

Let’s talk about rape.

More specifically, I want to talk about rape in context of my country – where people are ‘conservative’, with family systems and values in place – unlike the ‘western’ culture (please do not take offence as this is mere sarcasm) so brazenly open.

Women there dress freely. They wear swimwear on the beach and all, unlike us who mostly wear slacks or even if we dare to wear swimsuits on the beach, we ensure they cover at least half of our legs. They wear shorts and skirts nearly anywhere and everywhere without prejudice.

Heck they even have sex and live in relationships with open freedom. And we – the ‘conservative’, ‘principled’ people of India, we sit and judge them on our high moral horses.

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What I Learned From Nursery Rhymes

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Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven. – Henry Ward Beecher

In my last job I had an opportunity to work with the animation wing in my organization. They used to make beautiful animated content for kids.

To be honest, aside from cartoons which I watched when growing up, children videos was not a category I had paid much attention to. But I checked out a lot of kiddo stuff on YouTube from many leading channels as part of competitor research related to work.

And I must say, I actually enjoyed it. I found myself especially attracted to the nursery rhymes.

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Do You Want A Job Or Career?

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‘I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.’ – Jerome. K. Jerome*

‘Do you want a Job or Career?’

Asked the Director of our company, a hefty man, who I always imagine will make for the perfect Santa Claus, given his structure and appearance. Let’s call him Super Ultra Boss-man. Ok, that’s long. Just Boss-man for short.

I had gone in for a short discussion regarding the working alternate Saturdays in our organization. We earlier used to have all Saturdays off. It was changed to working on alternate Saturdays – 1st, 3rd & 5th.

I wanted to discuss the probability of being allowed to work from home, seeing as I do not have much work on Saturday’s, spend close to 4 hours on my daily commute to work and do not consider the idea of physically going to office on a Saturday thrilling to begin with. I was fine with a leave or even my salary being deducted in return for this privilege, which was, as you can deduce from the tone of the discussion, denied to me.

But hey, I tried.

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