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Bejan Ciyayi – The Story of a Kurdish Female Fighter
Bejan Ciyayi – The Story of a Kurdish Female Fighter

These women are just like any other. They too love being mothers and sisters and wish to have a family. They too want to celebrate Eid with their loved ones. However, over the past couple of years, wounds have replaced the kajal on their faces. The handbags which once carried essentials, now bear the burden of arms, ammunition and grenades. The lovely heels they once wore are now combat boots. Camouflage has replaced dresses. Their once free flowing hair, tied up into buns covered by helmets....

Shot. Crash. Screams.
Shot. Crash. Screams.

Shock took over, and the ability to scream left me. I just sat there, eyes wide, voice frozen in my throat, heart still. I could see her writhing in pain. He did not even grant her a quick death. I tried to get up, but they always knocked me down. The next few hours passed by in a blur. I do not remember much about it. After this, all I remember is when they came to rescue us....

India of My Dreams
India of My Dreams

India of my dreams is a place where our women wouldn't feel threatened within the four walls of their own house. Stepping out of the house 'after hours' won't be as scary as it is anymore. The society needs to respect and regard the intelligence of our women and must give them equal rights to study, work and develop....

An Intolerant 2016
An Intolerant 2016

The “unfortunate incidents” I’ve been talking about are the ones driven by resentment, insecurity and I won’t deny, at times by pure sadistic evil minds. This intolerant 2016 has smacked us enough on our heads to open our eyes, and to open them real wide. If there is a good time to recognize the need of introspection as a race, this is it....