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bad seed

Its everywhere. The seed. When a couple of guys sneer at a song at the cinema and casually sprinkle a little maa-behen even when there are women and children sitting around. When men cackle like hyenas every time a woman demands a seat on the metro and the male occupant refuses to get up with a casual- you should move to the reserve coaches. When guys stare down a woman passing by, not in lighthearted admiration but with an unspoken threat. When cars slow down if a woman is waiting for a bus or an auto, in broad daylight.

Also when aunties make faces at young girls wearing western outfits, and shake their heads in disapproval. When dads insist that girls should behave like girls, which means like second grade citizens, with servility.

Look for the signs. You'll find them everywhere.

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