Archu From The Archive, Poems, Social

#MeToo

What is harassment really? Rape, touch, leer? Indifference to comments and cat-calls? Anything that fosters fear? The #MeToo hashtag is trending And makes me stop and think As I relate to and resonate Few flashback tears, I blink. I have little stories, Some dark secrets untold. Pages from my childhood, When I was eight or nine years old. We were…

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Archu From The Archive, Poems, Social

Tamil Nadu Today

With her, she rose With her, she fell One went to heaven And the other goes through hell The Queen held power, The aid hoarded wealth A clash between the friends Led to death by stealth While people screamed for trial The suspect staged an ascent Hailed the case from the past To deliver justice in the present A verdict…

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Archu From The Archive, General, Social

Chastity an armor? Oh please!

“Chastity is not an outdated idea, use it like an armor. There is a difference between old things and tradition, you need to understand the difference. What is rebellion and what is blossoming, you need to act accordingly……..” I read this status message somewhere in Facebook. Chastity? Armor? Really? Can someone please tell me how? How can chastity shield anyone…

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