The personal is political

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

THe give and take of love

You are like a magic potion that makes my day worthwhile You say so little and yet so much that brings on my lips a smile You help me unload so well No stress I have to keep Your voice is like a lullaby and I get a good night's sleep But I have to ask myself that if I must let this always be How... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

One doesn't practice religion, but one respects others' religious practices

When one's family member is dead and there have to be public rituals done, it means respecting the dead's family beliefs and performing the particular rituals. So the politics is of respecting another's beliefs even if different from one's own. Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

No man is an island...no woman either...

No man is an island, and no woman is either What I gather from the world I bring home -the personal is political Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Haiku on "The personal is political"

My approaches at home I carry to work and the world - the personal is political Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The body language speaks

You can't stand what a politician is saying.Or you detest his mannerisms. Your body language speaks and reveals this. Finally what is the political? It is about the body language of each person and community put together. Not just about the views that each one is expressing, but about the views that... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

He nixed all the plans in my friend's house(inspired by Editormum's seeds)

He nixed all the plans in my friend's house He let weeds mushroom He made the house a fort He was my friend's Dad. And to the world? He opposed anyone's plans being nixed He preached about maintenance He talked about letting all winds blow in He was also my friend's Dad!!!! Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, September 22, 2008

I work hard in public life but none of that at home. Is this because I have

double standards? Otherwise my traits should have been reflecting uniformly in both places, isn't it? or is it the context that matters. Maybe I am motivated to work hard in the public sphere and that gets me appreciation or a sense of fulfilment. And that same factor is not there in the home. So I... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Personal non grata and public much grata

Personal non grata may be public much grata But public much grata sometimes may be personal grata And personal non grata may also be public non grata Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Is it possible for a person to be very softspoken at home and violent and

abusive on the internet in a mailgroup. I find the two irreconciliable and therefore impossible of existence in the same person. Many people tell me "but he's a very nice man with his family" and I can't help feeling that the family is just shutting up and endorsing the "nice man" image for the sake... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, July 11, 2008

One who is seemingly different may actually be the same...

Have you come across persons who are known to throw tantrums and be enraged at home, but do not reflect the same tendencies at work or in the public arena, no matter what the provocation? So, you will say - in this case, the personal is not political. Wait a minute...he is placed differently within... Sign in to see full entry.

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