Jewels of Women

What do we address as traditional feminine traits, in general?

Patience
Gentleness
Forgiveness
Sensitivity

Are these the qualities that adorn and empower women?

Or, were these imposed on women to keep their voices low?

Aren’t those mentioned above just human traits?

Smart – Six Word Story #1

This is my first attempt of a tiny tale, in response to ‘The Saturday Six Word Story Prompt‘ by Shweta of ‘My Random Ramblings

The prompt for this week is ‘Smart’, and here is my take on it. It depicts someone immersed in an imaginary world created by books, from the views of another who hasn’t experienced the pleasures of reading.

——– SMART ——–

Reads lot,
Speaks little,
Labeled Loggerhead!

Is it okay to be happy during a crisis?

Most of us, who aren’t currently handling public responsibilities, enjoy the quarantine though might be unwilling to admit the same.

In India, it’s been exactly a month today since the lockdown began. At a time when the entire human family is under a crisis, here are my observations on the lockdown being a welcome development in societal behaviour.

Self-analysis and lone time have made a few realise their true interpersonal behaviour. Few introverts have concluded that they aren’t so really, and look for the time when they can get out and socialize. Few extroverts feel their me-time totally impressive, and plan to get back more often. Continue reading

World Book and Copyright Day

What is the ‘Book Day’ about?

Here’s a snippet from UNESCO in its original words:

“World Book and Copyright Day is a celebration to promote the enjoyment of books and reading. Each year, on 23 April, celebrations take place all over the world to recognize the scope of books – a link between the past and the future, a bridge between generations and across cultures.

By championing books and copyright, UNESCO stands up for creativity, diversity and equal access to knowledge.”

An interesting fact:

23rd April is a symbolic date in world literature. It is the date on which several prominent authors, William Shakespeare, Miguel de Cervantes and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died.

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