What a wonderful life – Aruna Shanbaug

[Thank you, DNA India, for mentioning this blog post at this page here] and thank you, Mon, for pointing it out, else I wouldn’t have known!   Every time I read this: ‘He (Sohanlal Bhartha Walmiki) choked her with a dog chain and sodomized her. The asphyxiation cut off oxygen supply to her brain resulting in brain stem contusion injury and cervical cord injury apart from leaving her cortically blind‘ ..I feel nauseous. Rape is an indescribable violation of both BODY AND SPIRIT. Being so brutally attacked, and left to die, is living hell. PLEASE, DO READ THIS VERY STRONG POST. The tears … Continue reading What a wonderful life – Aruna Shanbaug

Friday Fun – Look what I found! Day 12: Project 365

Guess what I found this morning, as I was de-cluttering? This!!!!! This timeless, gorgeous piece of music by the once-upon-a-time-gorgeous Lucky Ali!! Click this link to listen to the song on Youtube. I have many lovely memories associated with this song, and with the tape too, so this picture (supposed to be part of my Project 365), warranted a post on its own 🙂 Warning: Long, boring post ahead! So, this particular song, ‘O Sanam’ is one of my most favourite EVER! It reminds me of freedom, of being carefree and incredibly stupid. But then, such is the beauty of … Continue reading Friday Fun – Look what I found! Day 12: Project 365

Love, Lust and Tamizh Cinema

1990: ‘Chennai’ – Old, dull city. Faded tin-like PTC buses plying across dusty roads, passengers hanging out from all doors and windows too, much like grapes spilling out of a basket! Dark-skinned auto-drivers harassing their ‘savaari’ (passenger) for extra money. Marriage was ‘arranged’ by matching horoscopes and families. And Love signified something forbidden. Passion, lust and seduction – three words used interchangeable, but sadly, all meant something borne out of duty to one’s spouse, or for someone else’s! Seduction took many forms. Some were naive and delightful, like this: And marriage meant a mature (beautiful, nevertheless) relationship between two equally … Continue reading Love, Lust and Tamizh Cinema