Category: Diversity in India

I can’t hear

I can’t hear any more the cries of patients who you say should be patient when you do offer some speech one small drop of water after another on a burning place in hell   I can’t hear any more loved ones of patients who you say should be patient when you do offer some…

By Nandini 28th May 2021 0

I Can’t See

I can’t see the forest for the trees trees are burning eyes are burning skin is burning hearts are burning teeth are burning the fine ash of your dark dreams floating in holy waters or buried in red earth   I can’t see and you? you still see the sea of heads before you under…

By Nandini 14th May 2021 0

I Can’t Breathe

  Who gave you the right To place your big fat foot On my neck? To block the passage of air To my lungs? Didn’t you hear me? I said I can’t breathe     When you choked the voices That found their way out Despite the atmosphere Saturated with your lies and filth Didn’t…

By Nandini 30th April 2021 5

She is highly educated, lives in a city of the Netherlands and wants her son to wear a turban. What to do?

The Netflix mini series Bir Baskadir (see my post She wears a headscarf, watches trashy television and is smart. What to do? ) reveals the divisions in Turkish society. Between rich and poor. Between religious and secular. Between the rights and privileges that men have as opposed to women. Between the highly educated and the…

By Nandini 16th April 2021 4