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The Corridor of a Hospital
As she sat, seemingly composed on the chair outside the Operation Theatre, the ‘family’ members were oblivious to the inner turmoil raging inside her.
She looked imploringly at her husband. His eyes showed a flash of understanding but next moment they were met with the glaring looks from his father.
As he turned his back to her, he had turned his back to the joy and happiness, hope and love, their unborn daughter was to bring in their world.

When will we say Goodbye to Sex Determination and Female Feticide?

A Small Room of a ‘Home”
She saw her granny kiss and cuddle her kid brother, she yearned for it too. She was learning to curb these feelings and to turn a blind eye to the disparity and neglect she was made to experience by her own family.

When will we say Goodbye to Discrimination against the Girl Child?

A Dining Room in a Home
She aspired to explore her passion. But that has been simply vetoed and the final verdict has been forced on her. This decision will help her prepare to adjust better in her new home.

When will we bid Goodbye to the Dreams and Aspirations Killing Machines?

A Moving Car on the Outskirts of a City
Numb with shock and pain, tired from the struggle and screams, she lay tattered and mangled, as her every right is shattered and questioned and answered too in their own pleasing way.

Will we ever say Goodbye to Sick and Narrow Mindedness and Bigotry?

A Conference in a Home
The constant nagging and barbed-wire comments, the physical and the mental assault, led her to decide, finally… to end her life.

Why can’t we say Goodbye to Social Evils and Orthodox Practices?

Some Place Somewhere
The pitiful looks and the lustful looks, which are now a part of her life have added more misery and pain than the one given by the destiny itself. She is a young widow struggling to live life.

When will we finally say Goodbye to the Impotent Societal Taboos?

Daughters, Wives and Widows…. Do we really want to say Goodbye to them, finally after all these years??

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