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Category A girl’s life

My Super-slow Journey of Healing

Reading through “Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe as part of my curriculum during my B.A. course was when I first thought, consciously I mean, about my fear of becoming my mother, just like the protagonist Okonkwo lives his entire… Continue Reading →

Polygamy – Not a “Live and Let Live” Choice

For the last few weeks, I have been seeing posts and articles on social media about a model, described as “the guy who is publicly hated, but privately desired by every woman on the face of the earth”. Since one… Continue Reading →

An “Aww so innocent” rapist’s story

I watched a 2019-Malayalam movie called ‘Kettyolaanu Ente Malakha’ on some OTT platform, a few months after its release. I watched it mainly because of the positive reviews showered on it for talking about a taboo topic – marital rape…. Continue Reading →

Archaic traditions, Eternal injustice

Many a times when I have looked back at my wedding photos, I have felt a tinge of regret seeing the photo of my dad kind of ‘sealing the bond’ and ‘uniting us for eternity’ by putting my hand in… Continue Reading →

Bubble of Luck

Back in 2015, I wrote a blog about why a lot of women trapped in abusive relationships or marriages do not get out, despite the torture they are put through every day. (https://insanereverie.in/when-dreams-die/) It was not encouraging these women to… Continue Reading →

Women’s Commission – Boon or Bane?

Seeing posts celebrating the “brave” decision to force the infamous MC Josephine to resign from her position of Chairperson of the Kerala Women’s Commission brought a couple of questions to my mind. 1) What the hell is there to celebrate… Continue Reading →

No Mercy Towards Perverts

Last week when #WeHaveLegs was trending on Malayali social media pages, I saw countless memes trolling all the Malayali actresses who had put up their photos in shorts or short skirts. There were many with supposedly “funny” quotes about how… Continue Reading →

Be ashamed, pseudo feminists!

For a long time now, I have had “How wrong activists destroy noble movements” as a blog topic in my notes. I never got around to writing it because it is a topic ranging across movements and beliefs and I… Continue Reading →

An All Out Thappad

When All Out came up with its “Tough Moms” campaign in early 2018, it became an instant hit for its message – when mothers are tough on their kids, support them, for they do it for the kids’ good. Shared… Continue Reading →

Condemn not, Condone not

Like all of India, I woke up today to the news from Telangana of the death of 4 men who gangraped and murdered a 26-year-old veterinarian only 10 days ago. My first response was “Good! The bastards deserved it!” After… Continue Reading →

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