I am truly sorry And I say this From the bottom of my heart What I did was unacceptable And I'm not making any excuses I ask only one thing from you That you hear me out fully You may be tired of hearing this But it is the cold reality That my brain is…Read more A Confession To My Family
So, you think I am boring? Well, I don’t deny it After all, I am socially awkward I can’t make small talk to save my life Whenever there is a party I am the last one to get an invite And even that usually happens Because someone drops out at the eleventh hour Cracking jokes…Read more So, You Think I Am Boring?
Why is verbal communication so important? Are all orators saints? Hitler was a great orator But was he a decent human being? King George VI had a speech defect But he was one of the finest rulers!! Why is verbal communication so important? Glib talkers may be blessed With a truckload of social skills But…Read more Why is verbal communication so important?
Disclaimer: I owe much of the content in the middle and end to J.K.Rowling; the creator of the Harry Potter series. The actual content: Every time I open my mouth I enter a whole new world A world full of uncertainty A world full of anxiety A world full of fear I hestitate to take…Read more Why I am afraid to open my mouth
Here I am, to continue my rant about the bewildering attitude of the savarna liberal elite; especially men - continuing from where I left out - the response to Bollywood actress Vidya Balan speaking about sexual harassment, involving an Army Jawan staring at her breasts https://ashwinkumar1989.online/2017/11/12/anatomy-of-a-chat-what-is-wrong-with-indian-men-part-1/ . Asit Misra, the OP who brazenly admitted to staring…Read more Anatomy of a chat: What is wrong with Indian men? – Part 2
Many of you may not be knowing that popular Bollywood actress Vidya Balan recently spoke on the viral #MeToo campaign, regarding her experience of being stared at by a soldier during her college days https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mglQoWeKlc . When asked about sexual harassment under the #MeToo Campaign, she said that sexual abuse has always been happening. Vidya said, referring to…Read more Anatomy of a chat: What is wrong with Indian men? – Part 1
This is part 2 of my blog post on sexism in India, and the difficulty in convincing other men on our sexist culture and the need for change in attitude towards women; continued from https://ashwinkumar1989.online/2017/10/27/sexism-and-the-difficult-task-of-convincing-men-part-1/ . This mainly concerns the conversations between me and my right-wing and anti-feminist friend mentioned in Part 1, whose attitude proves…Read more Sexism and the difficult task of convincing men – 2
The #MeToo campaign was helpful in many ways. It got me to publicly admit my wrongdoings towards women (before I became a feminist); something that I should have done much earlier, without the need of a campaign to bring out guilt and remorse buried at the back of my mind. These are my two posts …Read more Sexism and the difficult task of convincing men – Part 1
As I head into a temple Standing tall with its gopuram Underlining its grandeur and monstrosity Luring the faithful and the besotted As an ocean opens its arms To invite the mighty ships To sail in its capricious waters Even the cynical and non-believing Can't help but turn their heads Letting their eyes widen and…Read more A chaotic experience at Tiruchendur temple
Continuing more of my contributions towards misogyny from https://ashwinkumar1989.in/2017/10/18/i-am-part-of-the-problem-part-1/ , I also had another female friend from my undergraduation; whom I didn't give space - I sent her many Facebook messages (seeking reassurance from work stress) without giving her enough time to reply. I also posted on her wall quite a few times; without bothering to…Read more I am part of the problem – Part 2