I HAVE QUESTIONS
“My oxygen level is 31 when someone will help me”
Five days ago, I saw this tweet of Mr. Vinay Srivastav, a 65-year-old journalist who died begging for oxygen support. This is one example of the many Indian families that have faced the brunt of the second wave of the novel SARS-COV-2.
The second wave of the deadly coronavirus has shaken us to the core but this wave was not as surprising as it may seem. Many doctors have come forward and said that wave was not entirely unexpected. …
How to be an ally
a straight person’s guide to allyship
I grew in a homophobic environment and was forced to believe that homosexuality is unnatural and as a straight cisgender woman these beliefs never affected me. As I grew up and became my own person, I realized that these claims were false and was convinced that this realization is enough. For the most of my life, my friends and I had been unaffected the problems faced by this community and our understanding of allyship and support was limited to the occasional pride flags pictures and singing Taylor Swift songs.
The shades between grace and grotesque
At a very young age an unknown Indian aunty told my mom that I should start applying gram flour and turmeric daily. She said that’s what made Aishwarya Rai Bachchan fair and pretty. My ten-year-old mind couldn’t understand what was the connection between fairness and being beautiful then, but I do now.
Colorism, a term first coined in the 1983 by Alicia walker, is the prejudicial or preferential treatment of same-race people based solely on their color.
Why would a race of individuals be prejudiced against their own, over something as trivial as having…
The stigma is YOU
“I have depression”
“Don’t worry you will just snap out of it”
“Oh yeah. why didn’t I think of”
I hear and use the word stigma every day and every time I do, I twinge a bit. It just doesn’t feel right.
1 in 4 people suffer from some sort of mental illness at some point in their life. So if you’re sitting in a room count yourself, the person sitting to the right, the person sitting to the left and the person sitting behind or in front of you; that makes 4 .One of you…
Not just another day
50 years ago today, on April 22, 1970, Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson issued a call to action and 20 million people mobilized for the first Earth Day. This grassroots movement wasn’t organized with the power of the internet and the social media tools we enjoy today. Rather, it was powered by one man from Clear Lake, Wisconsin with a vision and a deep commitment to keep his promise to future generations. Today, our nation and the world face the threat of global climate change more than ever. …
8th March. 2020 :
I watched #Guilty two days ago and #Devi this morning never has a movie ever triggered me so much. It made me open my eyes and realize that rape isn’t something that happens to uneducated and underprivileged women . It can happen to you,to me, to anyone. It makes my blood run to even think that as I step out my house today that might just be it. The mere thought of it terrorizes me.
7 years after the infamous rape and murder case in the nation capital, India has made very little progress in preventing…