January 08, 2008

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I did a lot of deep breathing that summer, Zithromax Zpak. And laughed a-plenty to keep my sanity intact. Before launching into a by-now-spielable-in-my-sleep version of How Not All Indian Women’s Circumstances Are Identical.
More power to the Sharmas of the world. I stand up and applaud her. Zithromax Zpak, Dowry is a war we’re fighting. Zithromax Zpak usa, Every day. Within our borders. And the enemy is at home. With 1200 reported deaths a year, you can use that noodle to guesstimate what the actual number must be.

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I took a stand because I wasn’t up for living with stereotyping such as this: If I wasn’t the submissive, good, Zithromax Zpak overseas, South Asian wife , then I must be the lucky, educated, will-get-married-to-doctor-and-live-a-green-card-life sort. 100mg Zithromax Zpak, And that type is “okay” (with a relieved nod of the head), because their education and social class protect them from the uncivilized brutalities of the other brown folks.

By the end of the season, I had determinedly managed to drill some relevant bits of information into my Sup’s red-necked skull:

  1. Not all Indian women are tortured.
  2. Not all Indian marriages are arranged.
  3. I actually felt safer in my home country than I did in my present one.
When word got around to the other therapists about what had been said to me, they were aghast and ashamed at her ignorance. I was at the receiving end of apologies that they didn’t need to make, Zithromax Zpak. Because just as I am not all Indian women, Zithromax Zpak mexico, they don’t represent everything and everybody American.

Yes, I am a woman.
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And you may confuse them with the millions of others that tread paths all around me, but I can see mine clearly, as I plant each foot firmly ahead of the other, walking, striding, marching to be fully Me.

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About: Dilnavaz Bamboat

Dilnavaz Bamboat manages communications and social media for a Silicon Valley non-profit. She is part of the editorial team at Ultra Violet and takes care of the section on Diaspora. She is also a writer and editor at IDEX, India Currents magazine, and Women's Web, and a founder member of India Helps, a volunteer network for victims of disasters. Originally from Bombay, she has shuttled between India and the United States for the last 12 years and now lives in Silicon Valley with her spouse. Singing, history, and red velvet cupcakes make her happy.

4 comments to Zithromax Zpak

  • “Yes, I am a woman.
    And my color is brown.
    I am one among half a billion, but at the end of the day, I am only one.
    I walk with my sisters, but at the end of the day, my footsteps are mine alone.
    And you may confuse them with the millions of others that tread paths all around me, but I can see mine clearly, as I plant each foot firmly ahead of the other, walking, striding, marching to be fully Me.”

    This needs to be the last stanza of a poem. :) (Or is it one?)

  • @Sharanya: Coming from a poet, I’ll take that as a compliment. ;) Thank you!

  • IR

    How true! I too live ‘overseas’ and am often asked ‘so what would Indians feel about ….’ It could be anything from 9/11 to chicken tikka masala and I often respond ‘I can’t represent one billion people, I can only tell you what I think.’ In response to the point ‘not all Indian marriages are arranged’ I would also add ‘Not all arranged marriages are the same’ and also ‘lots of American/British/ European marriages are arranged’ (ever checked out the number of dating websites people use to find partners/ spouses)’ …and finally possibly, ‘it doesn’t really matter because arranged marriages are not necessarily a bad way of bringing people together.’

  • @IR: I agree. On all points made. :)

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