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River Deep: The Pain, and Dance

Notes for the readers: This is my attempt at crafting narrative poetry of a mother and her girl, and their shared wounds. This is also my humble tribute to the battered women of India, suffering the pangs of domestic violence, sexual abuse and the evils of female infanticide. 885 more words

The Wings Of Poesy

The unspoken curse

21 years ago, when babies were born at home rather than in a hospital, my voice echoed the near-empty hallway of my grandparents’ villa. The resonating sound of my cries came along with pain-stricken screams of my mother; she had undergone a painful 8 hour of labor before giving birth to me. 1,414 more words


Angry she was a #girl, father strangles and dumps his newborn - via Times of #India

5 November 2014, Howrah, W. Bengal

Angry his wife had given birth to a girl, a man killed his new born child within hours of her birth and dumped her body on the river banks. 24 more words

The F word

I am a feminist.

I wanted to start off by declaring this, in an effort to remove all the negative power that would have otherwise been given to this word had I tiptoed around it. 1,059 more words



She writhes and moans.

Beads of perspiration, dripping from her face.

The maid claims it will be over soon.

Tightened brows, clenched teeth.

Sweating, panting and exhausted breathing. 106 more words


Fourth newborn #girl #baby found dead in the garbage - via The Times of #India

3 September 2014, Bareilly

A newborn girl was found discarded in a plastic bag in a public garbage dump. Ironically on the day of Kanya Puja – a festival that celebrates the girl child as a goddess incarnate. 30 more words