You probably need an internal revolt;

Every cell up in arms against your colonisers;

Declaring a battle against that ex

Whose memory has chained you;

Whose built his palace on your ruins;

Maybe you need to scream your war cry

Against that ‘friend’ who feeds glass to your misery;

You need to set up a guerilla trap

Against your anxiety;

Giving it a taste of its own medicine.

You need to draw your battle lines

Sometimes against yourself;

That version which conspires to bring you down;

Every minute. Every second.

You need freedom;

You need a war;

And sometimes you’ll be the soldier

Or the enemy;

But better to try;

Than to live the illusion of independence.


Stories from the ad world

Because of my time in advertising, I have met several individuals. I am the sorts, who will reach home late, have ma’s delicious food and sleep by her side when some thought of a nightmare scares me to no extent. Most of the women I have met, they have moved cities to pursue a career in this exciting profession. Personally, I cannot even think of going away from home, but these women have inspiring stories. They ignite the thought of how life would have been if I was away from my comfort zone.

In my previous organisation, I was working with two copywriters who were from Lucknow and Allahabad respectively. Now in this profession, you can practically forget the thought of leaving work during the day or early or basically, when there is light. Days will keep passing, but the work and the client’s demands never end. In times like these, advertising professionals end up leaving their offices post midnight and this even includes women.

These days, safety has been a raging topic of discussion in our society. In this scenario, leaving office at such late hours to go home, which is not even nearby is quite commendable. But, these women did it fearlessly. They did not have a single frown. It is quite inspiring to work with such women who have moved cities to pursue their dreams, away from family and carried on with lives here fearlessly. Trust ambition to give a person the strength to get through the most difficult of the situations for a new life.

Now, at times, I might come off as coy. But, these women, they are bold. Not in the conventional sense. But, they are not afraid to voice their opinion without batting their eyelids. When you stay in Mumbai, you become like the city. Constantly on the move; Not ready to give up; Still very kind. This city is like a larger home where we all stay and tend to imbibe all of its qualities.

And the best part about both these women is that their parents have been equally supportive about them moving cities. Sometimes, you don’t need this drama of parents not letting you leave home, but staying in a new city comes with its own share of challenges and teachings that can mould you into an independent and a much stronger individual.

Through their own efforts, these two women have proved that nothing is impossible. Women can do just about anything and no one can stop them from attaining what they want to. They can stay alone safely and work in the ad world without any fear. All of this for a new life that they can live on their own terms.  They truly keep it phenomenal.

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After all, you need their services to find a home that can make you feel safe and comfortable.


Her screams could not stop haunting him,

Being in solitude was his hell,

Her visions kept fading in and out in front of his eyes,

 Memories of his barbaric self,

Had caused sleep also to turn its face away from him,

 He had used an iron rod to test her fortitude,

She kept fighting till the last second,

Only to be welcomed like a warrior in a better world,

Away from this one that couldn’t do much for her,

That just prisoned her tormentor,

 Till he got an easy death,

Unlike hers.