Friday, June 7, 2013

In South Africa it's Winter Now

 സൌത്താഫ്രിക്കയിലെ ശിശിരം......

That time of the year is once again around the corner- the wintertime in South Africa. Though South African winter is not that severe as that of Canada or parts of the US, it has its own havocs and calamities. About the winter in Canada, once a relative of my friend told me while at a dinner party. She always keeps a shovel with her as an important rescue tool once the winter starts while at home or traveling. In the early morning she needs it to dig out her precious means of transport to work-her car- from under a mount of ice gathered the previous night, as well on the highways when caught in a snowstorm. Unbearable are the tingles on fingers and toes, she told, once they get frostbitten. Also, the general mood turns tense and a kind of uncertainty creeps in while the only certainty is the uninterrupted weather forecast. I used to do a lot of nagging about the South African wintertime, but once I heard her, I stopped it.

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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Yamini' Genesh saga- Another example for Kerala men's insensitivity to domestic violence

The issue is not whether Yamini Thankachi instigated a political uproar in the Kerala politics, a state ruled by the UDF, a Congress led ruling coalition of slim majority, but how men in Kerala, no matter, chief minister or ordinary minister, treat the issue of domestic violence.

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