April 22, 2011

She’s the Art

She’s a study. A truncated, Curving, Elusive Prometheus With the moment, this very one, As her rock. She’s a tangent, if you will.

She extends Over the planes; A circle within a circle, Submerging The curling, straining ends Of the magnetized tracks. She’s a limit, if you will.

She Pulls a weight, one with […]

April 13, 2011

Coming of age

I WAS SEVEN when my mother enrolled me in a karate class. There were 50 boys and I was to be the only girl. When I complained that girls didn’t do karate, she said there was no activity or job meant solely for boys — or for girls. I went on to become a […]

April 06, 2011

Like a bird that contemplates a limitless flight

YOU WANT TO LEAVE the city for a smaller town in the hills, to walk in cooler temperatures and climb roads that meander into valleys. You want to buy a glass of steaming milk from the man who sells his dairy in giant pots that rests on a kerosene stove. You want to sip […]

April 01, 2011

It’s hardly a surprise

FOR THE LAST FEW DAYS, all those working on the issue of falling sex ratio have been waiting with bated breath for the release of the provisional census data. That the child sex ratio (CSR) ie the number of girls per thousand boys in the 0-6 age group will register a fall was a […]

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