Giving wings to desire

There is this scene in the movie Forrest Gump, one of the most pivotal ones in fact, where Forrest runs for the very first time in his life. He is being bullied by a few boys and encouraged by the love of his life Jenny, first, he starts to walk really fast and then he … Continue reading Giving wings to desire


On Worship and Violence

In his model of ‘Hierarchy of Needs’ Abraham Maslow states that human motivation moves through stages. You need to satisfy one stage before can you move on to the next. You would feed or shelter yourself before worrying about love or acceptance or self-actualization. The concept of this pyramid came to my mind, when, on … Continue reading On Worship and Violence

Femcyclopaedia by Kirthi Jayakumar

Kamla Bhasin is an Indian developmental feminist activist, poet, author and social scientist. Her work spans across 35 years and focuses on gender, education, human development and the media. Best known for her work on the NGO Sangat- a South Asian network of feminists, and for her poem Kyunki main ladki hoon, mujhe padhna hai. In 1995, she recited a refurbished, feminist version of the … Continue reading Femcyclopaedia by Kirthi Jayakumar