On Family

Thoughts on family life

 

An Alternate Riddle

The following is an imagined comedy, so please don’t take it literally or seriously as if I am degrading women. Even though I like to tease women…

Change and continuity II

The Indian worldview of ‘change and continuity’ could be understood from different perspective.  Let me illustrate with one real example. I…

Feminism

I have to confess that I have never understood what ‘feminism’ means. ‘Women’s rights’ and ‘Women’s freedom’ become a common slogan…

Formulas won’t work

I am not only not the right person but also a wrong person to share this.  However, being part of society, I am sharing only my reflection than…

Rationalizing Relationships

Editor’s note: This is an updated article originally published on 26 October 2012. Yesterday’s (October 21st, 2012) program in Vijay T.V.…

Removing the Past and Introducing the New

Click here for the Tamil version of this post. There is a good saying in Tamil that ‘the old should be removed and the new should be…

Removing the Past, Introducing the New (Tamil)

(see the English version here) எழுதாத எழுத்து! சேலத்தில் வாசகர் வட்டம்,…

Sannyasa: Peril or Blessing, Part 2

Click here to read the first part of this article   Putting on the Saffron When I became a ‘disciple’ of my guru Muktinath, I began to wear…

Victim and Fault Finding

I am not the best person to talk about this issue.  However as I have observed the life of several families and also faced similar situation in life…

Woman

Yatra naari pujyate; tatra ramate devata—is a famous mantra, which means, ‘god is pleased where woman is worshiped’.  In spite of being a male…

Woman Glorified and Thrashed

  Someone well said that, “The family is the shock absorber for society. It is the place to which the bruised and battered individual…

Women in Tamil Land

There is a famous Tamil song that says, ‘தமிழன் என்றொரு இனமுண்டு; தனியே…

Women vs. Men

Another rhetorical but useful debate on Vijay T.V. on 18-1-15 (9.00 to 11.00 pm, anchor Gopinath) on the same old topic of the relationship between…

Women vs. Men, Part 2: A Woman’s Seventh Sense

In my earlier article, I quoted the sloka yatra naari pujate; tatra ramate devata (where women are worshiped gods dwell there)1. I want to continue…

Women vs. Men, Part 3

Click here and here to see the earlier articles in this series.   Women in the Epics Even in the major epics, women have had a tough time.…

Women vs. Men, Part IV: Women and Literature

Though I glorify women for something special and peculiar in them, this is not an ‘extravagant celebration of motherhood’ as pointed out by…