Sunday, May 25, 2008

Race-ism?

have had a lot of movement all last fortnight.
Was also in a movie theatre multiple times. You know the tradition we have in Maharashtra... the National Anthem.
Then started the movie about "Stark Industries" ( if you have seen it you know it)
Prolly another Hindi movie black and white and not to mention Khuda ke liye.
With all this inside the head, and me travelling here and there meeting different people for work is heady mix.

Its usually found in the newspaper: racist comments were passed.
What race are we talking about?
I mean Hello, i thought we were all humans! Its one race ain't it?

We keep making different groups, communities, cultures, languages, boundaries, countries, flags, national anthems, etc etc etc.

You know why?
Because we are all Cowards! yes! I said it.
We need to make a group, to stand together to fight the odds.
What started as a group to fight adversaries of animals, environment etc has today become something very different.

It is strange that prolly we are the only "RACE" who would kill each other.
Like goldfish, which has a memory span of a few minutes, we as humans forget that we are we! not different Races!

the Movie I Day July fourth, rightly brought out the view that only an International cause/ calamity can bring the "race" together.

I am pained to see so much pain around for no reason!

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Woman

Its been like static.
The need to define. What I want in my life partner.
I think now, everyone i know and don't know has already questioned me about the woman of my life.
I have some very interesting set of friends with different views. So many girls/women i know have their own versions of who women are and what they should be.
Without going towards the works of Desmond Morris, I have my own opinion.

Some may find this opinion sexist, but fact remains that a woman is not a man.
Having said that, I will not go into much detail of what is manly work or womanly work. Lets not try and get into the nitty-gritty. Right from cleaning houses, cooking etc to riding a bike, or driving a train or a plane or even building huge empires (read companies in today's context).
Both men and women can do all that.
Though not all MEN and all WOMEN can do all.
So many women i know just cannot maintain houses or cook or do all those "things" which are type-casted as their role.

THIS is where the key lies: Type CASTING.
Who does it. You may say: the Society!! ( ah!)
Society is like a mirror reflection of the perception of us Humans' roles in the constantly changing socio-economic-political scenario. ( please tell me if you dont get this line, I can explain this if you dont get it...)
We often challenge and boo at (the so called) society. But society is always right in making opinions views and RULES. Only problem is that those rules are for a specific (time)period, region and environment, but OUR INERTIA, makes it difficult to let go of these ideas even when all those parameters have swiftly drifted into new ones.
Most of the super(duper)stitions (Superstitions) are very very logical, especially if seen from a the point of view of that time and that community. (IN FACT ALL)

So if a woman of today, feels that why should men have all the fun( supposedly)? and that they too can do everything that men can. Sure they can.
But!! till the time we are biologically different; i am more happy to be with a more womanly woman. Someone who is logically able to define her roles and duties keeping in mind both (Without going overboard), the new world around her and the fact that she is physically, mentally and emotionally a different TYPE of human.