Self-respect is not a gift or an object that can be bought or given to us by anybody else, but a routine that must be practised in order for it to become something that we end up giving and gifting ourselves.
I live in a locality where Macha, Maga, Maams are used instead of dude, pal, bro. And because I am always at home now, Amma’s “Yelle idhya, Yavagle barthiya?” seems to have disappeared.
This photo reminds Ammamma of the few good days she had as an unmarried woman. It was taken at Vishnu photo studio near Magadi road on 7th January 1969. Everything she is wearing in this picture was bought with her own money.
Survivors of sexual assault are marching 10,000 kilometres for the revolution our society needs