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Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Sabarimala




You nailed it Ranjini Chechi !
A Neat, Precise and Lucid note on Sabarimala that I totally agree to.
Just stating my reasons to endorse the post shared below. I personally refrained from all discussions around me so far, on this topic because I neither accept the entry of women as a 'Right to equality' nor feel devastated when they did. It was sheer helplessness of a Hindu at heart.
I will not stop a woman if she wants to have a Darshan at Sabarimala because Sanatana Dharma taught me to never force any beliefs on anyone. And yes the world wont come to an end, My beliefs wont alter nor does Ayyappa lose his sanctity if women enters Sabarimala.
But do I believe that it is right for a women to conduct Darsanams at Sabarimala?
Answer is 'NO'.
I felt utterly disappointed when I read the arguments Devaswom Board had put forth in the Supreme Court. Followed by the Disaster caused by Rahul Easwar and other RSS Goons on television causing a whole whirl of pandemonium among all generations.
It was the 'philosophy behind the Rituals and the Diety(Pratishta) that had to be understood from the roots' instead of the superiority complexes and confusion of power between, Thantri family, Tribal Community, Government and the Court.
Ayyappa was an -ism like Buddhism and the post I've shared below explains it in clarity.
The Tribal monk who practiced chastity is now put to test and yesterday two women once again proved that the deity would not loose his Bramhacharya or throw a wrath upon the women community if they had not followed what he humbly requested once.
To those women:-
1. What were you trying to prove?
-that mountains wont rip themselves apart, Tigers wont go nuts on humans or that women would not be killed by some unknown force?
2. Whom were you proving these to?
- because it is hurting the deep rooted sentiments of crores of people to whom Sabarimala 'actually matters'.
3. Oh wait, Was it Bhakthi?
and what is Bhakthi to you, may I ask?
A devotee who longs to visit any temple for that matter, especially if it is one with a vivid history, Firstly should at least try to know the purpose and the science behind the construction of a temple. Secondly, the roots of those beliefs/rituals/customs/traditions followed there.
For all my friends who had shared posts supporting the women who took all the risk in entering the temple yesterday and before.
Please read the post I have shared below.
-Yes I am a feminist-



Saturday, 12 May 2018

Who Can Stop Poetry?


Last night I had a dream
I was bleeding ink
not from a cut or a wound
but from that monthly shedding
of unmade child
and for a second it horrified me
this thick sticky blue ink
bruising my thighs
burrowing under my nails
the stench of half-written poems
mingling with oxygen.
-Shikha Malaviya

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Shahid

Hansal Mehta the director of this astounding movie has gone beyond the fancy realms of Bollywood to make an unnerving script into a captivating movie experience. Being a law student, I would say this is a must watch movie for all aspiring lawyers.


“By showing me injustice, he taught me to love justice. By teaching me what pain and humiliation were all about, he awakened my heart to mercy. Through these hardships I learned hard lessons. Fight against prejudice, battle the oppressors, support the underdog. Question authority, shake up the system, never be discouraged by hard times and hard people. Embrace those who are placed last, to whom even bottom looks like up. It took me some time to find my mission in life – that of a criminal defense lawyer. But that ‘school’, and that Teacher, put me on my true path. I will never be discouraged. Even thorns and thistles can teach you something, and lead to success.”. - Roy Black.

These are the words that drove criminal defense lawyer and human right activist Sir Shahid Azmi throughout his life. His biopic is taken so beautifully,doing justice to the life he lead. It shows us how innocent Shahid was arrested for Terrorist activities, taken in custody, tortured mercilessly and was acquitted after two years. How he decided to become a lawyer, How he ran pole to pole to deliver justice for the innocent even if it was at the cost of his own life. In a career span of seven years Shahid Azmi had 17 acquittals. An unusually high acquittal rate for a system that is known for its inability to render timely justice.


It is true when police arrests someone in relation to POTA we all direly start hating that human and wish for the last end torture as punishment for him/her but have we ever thought of, what if he/she was innocent?It is a usual plot of the Police officers in India, due to the pressure from the higher officials they tend to close the file as soon as possible. Hence in most of the cases it is the innocents that get trapped by the law enforcement wings of the country and the real culprit enjoys alcohol while plotting for the next attack in an AC Hotel room. 
Shahid is a crucial document of our troubled times. It builds an incredible grippy case study of persecution and vindication.
This movie touched me deeply and I started thinking of justice from a lawyers perspective. I don't think I will let my human emotions overpower my intellect hereafter. Adv. Shahid, served the innocent till he breathed his last in 2010 at Mumbai where he was assassinated. It just proves us that the system of '1 innocent should not be punished even if 100 guilty men are let free' doesn't function the way it is supposed to be. It creates in us an empathy for the accused, the trapped innocents who are tortured severely for their carelessness.

Watch this movie to see how the real drama in Courts happen.