~Year 2019. "Madam! It is an unbeaten record. I cast my vote at 8.01 AM Everytime. First vote in the village! Whoever I vote for, surely wins. Who did you vote for?" A merchant, whose name I do not remember, barged in yelling at me, excited for some godforsaken reason. "Whoever you voted for!", I … Continue reading Election Excitement
Offering flowers of gratitude
On reading the honest and assertive statement, my respect for her grew manifold. Taking responsibility to make these amends was not really required on her part, but this act of accountability and integrity shines like a beacon of hope towards a world that is free of bigotry, dogma, sexism and bias. When she calls it a service, she indicates that it is nothing heroic but something that must be imbibed and offered by all.
Amaze Queer Cinema
Its the first weekend of #PrideMonth ! I have been exploring literature and cinema with visible queer representation in mainstream, and although its going at an incredibly slow pace, yet here is a list of stuff I put together so far. Shall keep updating it, as I learn and discover more. Why is it important? … Continue reading Amaze Queer Cinema
What is LGBTQIA+
Eeetttssss Pride Month. We have LGBTQIA+ everywhere around us, they're either not visible to us or we unintentionally deny their existence. So, here is a go-to reference for anyone who wants to know, or create a safe space for their queer friends and fam but just haven't been exposed to these terms. 🌈💖 LGBTQIA+ is … Continue reading What is LGBTQIA+
Pride Month Series: Why?
June is #PrideMonth for the LGBTQIA+ around the world. It began as a commemoration of the Stonewall Riots of June 1969, but has now grown into a worldwide movement with meetings, parades, events, workshops and sensitization seminars to bring visibility, create safe spaces and help educate. People who are cis-het and are allies, also actively … Continue reading Pride Month Series: Why?
While on my way to work today, I felt like I drove over something small but sharp, and suspected a puncture. I got off the road and got out to inspect the tyre. I was right. I was weighing my options as to change the tyre then and there but risk reaching the bank all … Continue reading Two Countries.
On Duty in Times of Corona Lockdown
भाई का कॉलेज बंद है। ऊधम नहीं मचा रहा लेकिन। बाथरूम के लिए भी लड़ नहीं रहा। कहता है, "दीदी आप ही नहा लो पहले, क्या पता अगला स्नान isolation ward में हो।" बैंक जाते समय और घर आते समय मां दहलीज़ पर ही मिलती हैं। पूजा की थाली लिए नहीं, हाथ में spray लिए। … Continue reading On Duty in Times of Corona Lockdown
तत्त्वमसि / Thou Art That.
कभी मौन हो धरा निस्तब्ध निःशब्द , या प्रबल भू-गर्भ से हो प्राकृत तन्द्रा भंग व्योम के निर्वात् में ॐ-स्पन्द हूँ मैं , ब्रह्म -स्फुट की "कृति" पाबन्द प्रति-रोम में है अन्तस में अस्तित्व प्रखर, ढूंढो मुझे; अमर्त्य असीम शाश्वत सत्य, बूझो मुझे ~कृति Earth maybe silent, unmoving, quiet or her natural stupor maybe shaken … Continue reading तत्त्वमसि / Thou Art That.
A generation of martyrs.
Dealing with the pensioners of martyred soldiers in the Army or BSF is a daily but not a mundane task at the bank. One has to strike the right balance between sensitivity and professionalism, empathy and formalities. While the common sentiment expressed is that how the country is forever indebted to, and grateful for the … Continue reading A generation of martyrs.
आत्म – संवाद
19.05.2019 जून 2015 से भारतीय स्टेट बैंक में कार्यरत हूँ | पिछले चार वर्षों में चार राज्यों, दस शाखाओं, और जनता के भावातिरेकों से गहरे साक्षात्कार हुए | प्रत्येक कार्यदिवस पर लगभग दो सौ लोगों से मिलती हूँ | फाइलों में या कंप्यूटर स्क्रीन पर नहीं, व्यक्तिगत रूप से | हर वर्ग, हर जाति , हर … Continue reading आत्म – संवाद