Pass on the Baton of #MeToo movement

Finally, the #metoo movement, that has the potential to redraw the workplace equations between men and women reaches the entertainment industry and the media industry. Some big name and some not so big names have been accused of sexual harassment of varying nature. I am sad but not surprised to see the influential men being accused of sexual harassment of various kinds. They have used their position of power and influence to abuse their women co-workers be it their subordinates or peers. They have considered the women as mere bodies and as an object for their lust fulfilling purpose. The … Continue reading Pass on the Baton of #MeToo movement

Dina and Indira: Two different destinies

This is a story of two political families, two daughters and their interfaith marriages and two different destinies. Like India and Pakistan, these two women share a common history but different destiny. August 1947 saw the birth of two independent nations, India and Pakistan. There were two leaders on both the sides, Nehru and Jinnah who had common political ambitions but different political strategy. Both the leaders also happened to be a father to a young and bright girl. The two leaders were destined to rule the newly formed countries and made full use of the opportunity that was bestowed … Continue reading Dina and Indira: Two different destinies