I’m at an international airport to check in for a flight, I then go to passport control and finally through security. ALL the employees are women and all the security staff are muslim women.
At a different airport almost all the employees are men.
There’s quite a different atmosphere and vibe between the two.
The former was Phuket Airport in Thailand, the latter Bangalore in South India.
This difference was also reflected in my day to day experiences: most of the people serving in shops, at restaurants, hotels and their local equivalent of the auto rickshaw (a two wheeler with a walk-in side car for passengers) in Thailand were women.
I most often meet working women in Mysore in India in the banks and my accountants office, otherwise it’s almost exclusively men. Women’s presence is at home, in the office and behind the scenes.
While I’ve been away there’s been another shocking rape in India. But this is not the way to deal with it……
as summarised in this article
It will not solve the problem and exacerbate the situation with more macho male culture…
this will also NOT solve the problem
The attitude and dominance of men and their way of doing things, society’s patriarchy and women’s inequality is at the core of this. Equality and acceptance of diversity in terms of gender, race, religion, sexuality, class and caste is the only way forward.
I’m at the street food place near Mysore Bed and Breakfast with the sugar-cane-juice-man. What’s his T shirt say?
Life is the sum of all your choices.
Now that might prove to be a clue to a key thread of our story
It may however take a lot longer to appear than first thought
its not an easy process or time
In Kannur for our last holiday together. It was also the place of our first. 🙂
you’ll not see such photos generally, bit physical 🙂
I’ve just been to sell the portable oxygen concentrator I bought to enable Manj to go on holiday.
Eight months and my love grows stronger. Bittersweet: bitter hole but sweet sharing my memories of Manjula with this week’s guests.
our photos on flickr are now up date with guests’ photos.
To find yours check the album for the correct date.
Spot the cheeky monkeys and someone with underpants on his head. Why?
Manjula is very much with us and will always be.
I’ve been drawn into her web or her to mine.
Charlotte has been with us for a few days before starting her yoga retreat.
It’s been great: providing insights into India and sharing our stories, as part of the healing process and celebrating my beautiful Manjula. I think I’ve covered everything. Charlotte has been very tolerant. It’s been a great pleasure and an incredible help to improve our story through its telling.
I now need to write it down!
Charlotte is on a big trip and is beginning a new chapter in her life. We’ll see her again.