Misogyny and ‘ordinary’

‘Ordinary’ people can make a difference just by speaking out! Proud of you, Ma. You are an inspiration!


If I look back and try to summarize my life in one word – the word  would be ‘ordinary’. And this would be true, for the large majority of us. A relatively care free childhood, thoroughly middle class (as defined in the early post-independence years) upbringing,  the protective environment of  college and the workplace in the security of parents, friends, husband, friends, colleagues etc…. A personal life graph of events and achievements of note  would show a few  spikes (not very large spikes as those who know me would understand), which would become small blips in the macro-environment I have occupied (Academia mostly) and would not even ruffle the surface on any larger regional/national scale.   But even in a life so ordinary – any honest recap involves some episodes of ‘misogyny

The earliest episode – when I was probably just 6-7, is hazy – must have happened, as it floats…

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About ramblinginthecity

I am an architect and urban planner, a writer and an aspiring artist. I love expressing myself and feel strongly that cities should have spaces for everyone--rich, poor, young, old, healthy and sick, happy or depressed--we all need to work towards making our cities liveable and lovable communities.

Posted on January 2, 2014, in Politics & Citizenship. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Am so touched by your mom’s blog piece. You are so her daughter- i can see that! Will be following her writings too now. So important that all if us speak out as she has done.

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