In South Asia, Violence Against Women is On the Rise

Violence against women in South Asia has become so common and normalized that, instead of decreasing, it is on the rise.  A few days ago, I encountered a situation where one of my friends commented on how women’s working abilities are less than those of men. I responded to him about how capability is not defined…

Money Has No Gender

Women as providers to elderly parents – a landmark judgement by the Mumbai High Court. Poornima Laxmeshwar takes a deeper look and writes on this sensitive but pertinent issue. Customarily, the primary responsibility of a daughter after marriage is her husband and children and the primary responsibility of a son is to look after his wife…

Listen And Hear

                listen and hear. here is your dark, your womb, your abyss. here is the place shaken from grace deeper than space, darker than, the blackest of night. listen and hear. here are your very own demons, step in despite, your tremendous trembling. what awaits you is death,…

Persephone

Congratulations, Rita, your poem is one of our trio of winning poems for this month’s prompt… Speaking out against violence against women. May your pen have even more power in 2017. Editors, The Woman Inc… Vinita, Pooja and Jhilmil   I Faces break on cobbled sidewalks in the cold light of day– their festering loneliness…

Bleeding Roses

Congratulations, M. Padmashri, your poem is one of our trio of winning poems for this month’s prompt… Speaking out against violence against women. May your pen have even more power in 2017. Editors, The Woman Inc… Vinita, Pooja and Jhilmil   Dark rooms, empty terraces Quiet afternoons, stolen time A touch here, a caress there…

ओ सीता!

Congratulations, Monica Oswal, your poem is one of our trio of winning poems for this month’s prompt… Speaking out against violence against women. May your pen have even more power in 2017. Editors, The Woman Inc… Vinita, Pooja and Jhilmil गोद से धरा की मुख उठाओ ओ सीता! करोड़ों हैं परीक्षाएं और, न जानो स्वयं…