Shame and Sensibility

What a sad state we have come to, when we realize a girl is no longer safe neither in womb nor on the streets, neither from kin nor from strangers, that neither her grooming nor her education can stop her from getting groped or molested. Have we collectively lost all our senses or is it because we are completely shameless?

It is not very common, that an incident, no matter how untoward, draws unanimous flak from an entire nation. There was the exceptional scenario of India against corruption several months ago. This was not just one single demonstration but rather a wave of protests, undertaken for seeing a very positive transformation in our country. It was a welcome change from our lethargic selves. I can sense a similar large scale protest happening; this time at the heart of India, sadly, for a reason which we all would have wished never happened in the first place.

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A Trip to the Medieval Ages

As I travelled back from Rothenburg a realization dawned on the atrocities that were carried out in the name of tradition and religion; something that was once so omnipresent in Europe; and to think that even the now modern Europe was under the grip of the dark ages centuries ago!

Rothenburg ob der Tauber or the old city of Rothenburg is perhaps one of the very few cities that comes bundled with its own city wall. It’s not just about the city wall or the museums that’s fascinating about this place, what strikes one the most as they enter one of the entrance towers of Rothenburg is how the whole town has been fabricated as one single historical unit.

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What’s Your Attitude?

This poem tries to know what kind of a person you might turn out to be when put to real tests in life?

When the whole world seems
To indulge in “certain” immoral acts,
When your options are but restricted
To, the much biased, right and wrong,
What will you chose – a safe mistake or an unsafe truth?

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