An Indian Girl

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Just like any other girl, she grows and develops
From a baby to an adult, she turns with gallops
Moving from crawling to falling and then to running
She has a spark like every girl within that keeps burning

That’s not all about her. She grows with certain morals.

“You must be fully covered before you leave the house”
“Talk to no boy, we will get a stranger as your spouse”
“Your curfew is 6; good girls don’t stay out till late”
“Learn to do all the household chores, that’s your fate”

What if she is teased, or worse: is raped?

“You have brought shame to our family; it’s your fault”
“Your revealing outfit is the reason for this assault!”
“You are impure now; marry the rapist for nobody else will”
“Shameless girl, you should go die or for our honor we shall kill”

What if she has an abusive husband?

“He has a right on your body and you can’t say no to him”
“His wish is your command; let him use you as per his whim”
“So what if he slapped you, that’s how men release stress”
“Agree with him, nobody wants your opinion so just suppress”

That’s the life of an ordinary Indian girl.

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34 Comments Add yours

  1. Beautiful piece. Adding this one to my favorites. Great job Yamini!!

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    1. Yamini says:

      Thank you dear…

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      1. You’re welcome!

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  2. swalia says:

    Sad but true!

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    1. Yamini says:

      Yes…the sad reality

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  3. Boss luffy says:

    Very well phrased….well done

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    1. Yamini says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words 🙂

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      1. Boss luffy says:

        I would like to share this on fb…do u mind?

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      2. Yamini says:

        Ofcourse you can! I am glad you thought it was worth it…thank you 🙂

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      3. Boss luffy says:

        Thanks….it is very good.

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  4. shriyawaves says:

    Beautifully written👌

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    1. Yamini says:

      Thank you so much dear 🙂

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    1. Yamini says:

      Thank you so much 😊

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  5. Dear friend

    We should all have respect to each other and also accept the wishes and feelings of girls in India. Of course there is a long-lasting tradition but are all traditions always right? or do they come into being because of the power of man – that man wanted it like that? Both genders, male and female should have the same rights, no side is better or worse – but in finding them going together in love and harmony, in full respect to each other belongs to the true life.

    Thanks, dear friend
    All good wishes
    Didi

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    1. Yamini says:

      I appreciate your thoughts 😊 And agree with every word… thanks for sharing.

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  6. 91coffeegirl says:

    Heart wrenching reality , expressed very clean. It is time for that Indian girl to rebel against the so called tradition and so called custom, she dresses the way she wants and punches the person who abuses her, she has no curfew and her world never revolves around any man again. It is time for that Indian girl to get strong and brace . The change we bring in is the stepping stone! You have written an amazing article. Do you mind if I reblog this?

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    1. Yamini says:

      I love your powerful words… and thank you so much for appreciating my efforts! You can obviously reblog it… it’ll be an honor 🙂

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      1. 91coffeegirl says:

        Thank you 😊

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  7. 91coffeegirl says:

    Reblogged this on Booksandcoffee and commented:
    I read this beautiful piece today and what ever is written in this is a heart wrenching reality to this day in most of the places this exact same thing happens! I hope all us do our part in changing this situation, girls by getting stronger and being brave. Boys by understanding the girl is just like you and no different from you 😊

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    1. Yamini says:

      Thank you 😊 I really appreciate your gesture

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      1. 91coffeegirl says:

        You are most welcome 😊 pleasure is mine ❤️

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  8. hati03nisa says:

    This is not only indian girls life, I know this so well and I don’t think this will ever change. Beautiful poem, well written! Keep going

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    1. Yamini says:

      Thank you so much for the positive feedback 😊 But we can’t lose hope…

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  9. So personal and reflective! Love it!

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    1. Yamini says:

      Thank you so much 😊

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  10. That’s so sad 😟 do you ever think that it will change 🌹

    Like

    1. Yamini says:

      We can only hope…

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      1. I really hope so too. 🙂❤️

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  11. nathaswami says:

    It is true of every region in India – but in varying degrees. Kerala has more freedom (not full), followed by perhaps some north-eastern states. Education is gradually liberating the women.

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    1. Yamini says:

      I truly agree with you here… education is the key!

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  12. CreativeSiba says:

    Just wonderful
    Awesome picture as well

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    1. Yamini says:

      Thank you so much 😊

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