Dear Aunty, How can you be so callous? So so fucking callous? For a minute when my mother was telling me what she heard from you, I thought, were you ever really a woman? Because I thought being one would make you a little less of a bitch and more of a human? Or maybe… Read More Dear Aunty Who Thinks She Carries The Universal Burden of Marrying Every Unmarried Girl, Fuck You
When Facebook was launched 12 years ago, you could easily count social networking applications on one hand. Today, it has become nearly impossible to track their latest number. Now one may feel awe at the pace by which the web has grown in such a short amount of time, but it hasn’t been without any… Read More The Strangers in Your Room: Rise of Teen Social Apps
If there’s one desi phrase that ticks all the wrong notes with me is when someone tries to bless me with their prayer for me having my “kismet opened”. It’s a euphemism for getting married or rather finding a guy to get married to. Why would you say this prayer annoys me? Well for one, the… Read More Kismet Kholo
Congratulations MALALA!!!!!!! so very proud of you. Here’s a re-plug to a letter I wrote you last year: https://wheredreamscollide.wordpress.com/2013/07/18/were-rooting-for-you-malala/ KEEP ON ROCKING, GIRL!!!!!!!!
I never knew rejection can act as a fuel. I thought it was a blockade. You’re rejected. But now it feels like a cue to find another path. Is this growing up?
Hey Malala, There are several reasons I’m writing this today. For one, to congratulate you for being a beacon of hope to millions of girls out there who are denied their basic right to education. And two, to plea to you to be more than just a ray of hope. I know this means we… Read More We’re rooting for you, Malala!