Sunday, 11 March 2012

Western women vs Indian women

International Women's Day was a couple of days ago and I know , I know this is a little late but humor me.

My History teacher one day asked us that whether the suppression of women was restricted to only Asian countries and to my surprise many said yes. I was pretty loud in disagreement in class in that period.

Women in India, dream of freedom and independence abroad. Ladies, one point to deliberate about , the freedom and independence the Western women enjoy has only come with a lot of hard work and blood spilt by their ancestors. While, we should thank our stars that unlike them we got our rights without having to say " Please" .While women have fought for respect and the right to feel proud  about being a female over the centuries. In fact, Iraqi women have JUST received the right to vote.

In India, before the Later Vedic Age , women were considered more or less equal to men . The right to education, to choose their own spouse was given to them. Rituals and poojas were considered incomplete if the wife wasn't at her husband's side.  It was a pretty cushy life then.

Whereas abroad, the bane of development, the inferior being to man , the strayer was always woman ( Eve ). When Adam ate the forbidden apple we got the shaft and the blame. I really want to ask ,didn't Adam have a mind of his own? Didn't he know there is a reason God told him "No"?!

The person who unleashed everything wrong with mankind and the world again a woman, Pandora. The reason for Trojan War , Helen.Lady again. Greek mythology, again hates all womankind.

Throughout history and mythology women are the reason for downfall of men. The bad guys of the endless movie called life.

Women were burnt at the stake for being strong, powerful and most importantly intelligent in a little place called Salem .In millions! By saying we're witches coz we're more intelligent than males!! At least, in India we didn't do that. Thank you God for that little mercy.

Today, women are valued for their degrees of education and their jobs in India by propective husband while Western country men are busy marrying women who don't have a single brain cell in their head and have barely passed high school leave alone college!

Every religion in this world except Hinduism is male chauvinistic. Male gods ,are worshipped everywhere and the woman is always seen bending in submission to MANkind. Whereas, Durga Puja, Diwali , Dassera to name a few are festivals where female goddesses are worshipped by entire cities and states. And the coup de grace -

Stepford Wives was an American movie!!

Women have struggled on and on everywhere, i do not undermine the effort women have gone through to earn some rights in the country, but when we complain about grass being greener on the other side remember that the most advanced country USA has yet to elect a female President. While female Presidents and Prime Ministers have already been elected in countries like Germany, Australia and obviously India.

When we see the news about male chauvinistic policeman on TV we feel angry , sometimes apathetic and resigned to our fate.  We dream about living independently from our parents and possibly abroad while the same fate some other lady goes through in the "promised dream land".

Everywhere we go, women have to work to prove themselves, there is no doubt. But we should never delude ourselves that life , culture , bosses and most importantly PARENTS are different somewhere else.

So to all, women in the world, when we feel the world is against us , when we curse Eve for her mistake, remember that somewhere else another woman is cursing the same people for the same reason. Even in injustice, chauvinsim and suppression we're all with you since , we KNOW.

Happy Belated International Women's Day to all!

Thursday, 1 March 2012

The Gods must be getting bored with rock n'roll , guitar and old actors

One after the other , we have witnessed some of the greatest names in  history dropping like flies. From The King of Pop  to the Queen of Pop ( Not Madonna , the other one) to the best villain of the Batman series (The Joker) to the Prince of Cricket to the most beautiful woman in the world ( Don't get a heart attack , it's not Jolie).  We have seen the most beloved celebrities of Hollywood and Bollywood drop dead all of a sudden. There has been a sudden influx of celebrities dying WAY before their time in the last three years starting from Michael Jackson in 2009 to Whitney Houston this year.

 I want to put this question up to the big guys WAY upstairs. Do you really think we are not going to catch on? Do you really think we are not going to figure out that you're cutting their lifelines way before you should because of some devious plan you guys have in mind? Stop underestimating our intelligence people !

Well, i'm not saying i KNOW the reason why but i can make a plausible guess. According to me, the Gods are "recalling" them is because  they are bored of the same damn repitition over the years and want a change of scenery.Apparently, their scenery change means they are tired of Elvis's rhinestone suits and brooding Henry Fondas ( Sorry Dad). They want a change of music and  venturing into dangerous territory i will say the goddesses want a change of men . Lol.

Look people we get it okay, you guys are bored. Listening to guitar from Jimi Hendrix and John Lennon singing gets old and afterwards a little irritating. Talking to the same kind of guys with their deep baritones and brooding looks while really nice at first ,will kind of stereotype. So, you call up SOME  different looking people or musicians whose genre is different. But seriously?? So many ??!! Leave some for us man. We would like to go to their concerts once we're old enough! Stop "drug overdosing" them and making us miss an opportunity to see them in live action just so that you can for eternity!!

The actors. There is a reason the entire goddamn world mourns when they die ok? It's because we love them!! We love watching them in movies because they're awesome!! Stop robbing us of the opportunity of watching them play a role of a lifetime which not only makes us love them even more but gets them a whole lot of freaking awards!! Coz i doubt, you guys are giving them the Black Lady or the Golden Boy up there??!!

So Gods and Goddesses  it is my sincere request. Please stop it. At some point they all will be there, waiting and then you can give them the job as entertainer in your parties. Until then, wait . Unlike you guys we ain't immortal. We have a limited time on Earth  and in this time we would like to enjoy ourselves listening to our favorite music and seeing our favorite movies without feeling sad and depressed that we could never see the genius they create ever again and this was the last thing they did. Let us have the hope that some day we would get to see them in concert live in flesh and blood . Not a tribute concert.