A rainy day: a magical moment to recall

  All night the sound had come back again, and again falls this quite, persistent rain. What am I to myself that must be remembered, insisted upon so often? Is it? That never the ease, even the hardness, of rain falling will have for me something other than this, something not so persevering am I […]

A minor bird

I have wished a bird would fly away, And not sing by my house all day;  Have clapped my hands at him from the door, When it seemed as if I could bear no more.     The fault must partly have been in me. The bird was not to blame for his key. And […]

Gender discrimination in the Indian society

It is a reality that gender disparity still exists in India. It is seen within the households, at workplaces and in the society at large. Gender-wise literacy rates in India showcase the wide gap that exists between men and women. As per 2011 data, effective literacy rates (age 7 and above) were 82.14% for men […]

New hope; a new day

This is the beginning of a new day, I have been given this day to use as I wish. I can waste it, or use it. I can make it a day long to be remembered for its joy, its beauty and its achievements, or it can be filled with stinginess. What I do today […]