Could the caste system have originated from the Harappans? Indians have an uncomfortable relationship with the sanitary system. We have permitted and even justified manual scavenging. A place where the latrine is not connected to the drainage system and so humans have to come into the back alleys of homes, clear excrement from toilets, and then carry it out of the village. Those who were forced to do this job as part of caste duties and karma were called ‘untouchables’. They were not even given respect for the forced service extracted for the benefit of the community. It is ironic then that India has the privilege of the oldest and most sophisticated sewer system seen anywhere in the world. The Harappan civilisation thrived in northwest India 4,500 years ago. It had over five major cities, 100 towns and 1,000 villages, with a population of five million. This was 20 per cent of the world’s population, 4,000 years ago. They had a sanitation system. Every house had a … [Read more...] about Who is a Hindu? Dark secrets of the sewers of Harappa
He reveals one follower shared a quote with him, “She said ‘if for arresting Rhea we should hold patriarchy responsible, then maybe we should hold matriarchy responsible for having her younger brother arrested? He was young and following his sister’s instructions’. If you are really going to bring patriarchy and matriarchy issues, then shouldn’t you be fighting for Kangana’s (Ranaut, actor) cause.” … [Read more...] about Samir Soni on Bollywood supporting Rhea Chakraborty and sharing ‘smash patriarchy’ slogan: It’s become a gender issue, what’s next, a communal turn?
— Sona Mohapatra (@sonamohapatra) September 11, 2020 Sharing more suggestions from the list, she added, “4) Speak up(at least once?) about ur superstar of ages;a poster boy of toxic masculinity,a bully,serial abuser of women’s rights. Instead directors,producers,writers scramble to create more virtue signalling films for him? Actresses bend backwards to star in them. 5)B more inclusive in ur choices of film technicians. Don’t assume a female DOP cannot shoot a big budget film cus she’s not ‘strong’ enough?!Some of the best films in the west are shot by women!My fav;Ellen Kuras. Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind.” … [Read more...] about Sona Mohapatra shares the right way to ‘smash the patriarchy’, praises Anushka Sharma for backing women directors
“The boys were generous and only gave the poor chap an astonished look. But us girls weren’t that generous. This time I looked truly bloodthirsty. I think he saw embers of fire burning in my eyes. Figuring out he had said something wrong, the assistant quickly changed the subject. Till date every time I meet him and offer to get something exclusive from the kitchen for him, he vehemently refuses. I guess he doesn’t want me entering the rasoda anymore,” she said. … [Read more...] about From being asked to serve food to Ayushmann Khurrana to getting groped at 12, Tahira Kashyap opens up on need to smash patriarchy
On Monday, the case took a fresh turn with Mumbai Police getting a complaint against Sushant’s sisters and others after Rhea claimed that they prescribed drugs to him without consultation. An offence has been registered against Sushant’s sisters Priyanka Singh and Meetu Singh, Delhi-based doctor Tarun Kumar and others, an official said on Tuesday. … [Read more...] about ‘Let’s smash patriarchy’: message on Rhea Chakraborty’s tee goes viral