Monday, June 27, 2011

Majaa Maa!

25th May, 2011- Bombay
25th June, 2011- Ahmedabad!

In these six months, I have been to four different states for all different reasons, and fallen in love with each of them. When I think of all these trips now, it's hard to decide which one was better than the other. I have fallen in love, with all the three places- Kolkata, Bombay and Ahmedabad.

I think I mentioned why I went to Kolkata and Bombay.
Quick recap- Kolkata, because our documentary got selected for the Annual Film Festival of St. Xavier's College.
Bombay- for my PG interview in Xaveirs Institute of Communication.

And now Ahmedabad, for a short internship. Hardly an internship though. It was more like a paid vacation, sponsored by MyFM (wonderful wonderful people), and all we had to do was perform a street play that we made in a week's time (whatte fun!).

Just putting up pictures (yet again!) because I can't begin to explain how much fun it was.

12 people (sab ek se badh kar ek item!). Awesome fun!










Thursday, June 16, 2011

SlutWalk Arthaat Besharmi Morcha- Take 1

https://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_165762856819801&ap=1

If you google SlutWalk, you'll come across a number of interesting articles about this global movement. However, when it comes to SlutWalk Delhi, even though the name carries the burden of being inspired by the Walks held all over the globe, our issue is quite different. In fact, not all that different, but definitely more basic.

We want the right and freedom to choose-what to wear, what kind of jobs to take up,  when to travel, where to travel, who to be with, anything and everything.

Within three days of creating the event on facebook, the 'attending' list had already crossed five thousand. The sad part is that not all of them get what we're trying to say, and still want to 'attend' it because of the 'fancy' name , and the kind of attention it as ended up attracting.


  1. We are NOT asking to let us dress-up as 'sluts' and walk on the roads. We are asking you to mind your own business, specially if you think I have a bust-line worth staring, or it's ok to hum cheap songs or whistle when I'm in a public space.
  2. We MOST DEFINITELY are targeting the mentality of the people. If you think that, well, 'a dress is a yes', I have an issue with you. And I will only feel satisfied once I've talked you out of this.
  3. This is NOT an anti-boy's movement. It's as much as 'anti-girls' movement in that case then, because we have issues with girls who refuse to speak-up! 
  4. Yes I am a FEMINIST. And so are you if you think both the genders need to be treated equally. There, I just broke your bubble. It's not a bad word to be associated with. Stop shielding yourself every time you're called a feminist. 


This article says a lot of things we are trying to say. Do read it if you come across this piece.



Be a part of the movement if you feel for it. Discuss it with us if you don't. Just don't keep sitting out there, pretending it doesn't matter, because it does.