Sunday, 16 March 2014


SAFFRON - Sacrifice
WHITE – Pure
GREEN – Kindness
BLUE – Loyalty
RED – warning
PINK - ??????????

Well .... what does the colour pink stand for ? Of course every time we see something in pink we remember “GIRLS” “WOMEN”!!! So is this the reason pink is described as such a weak & girly colour?

I have a pink phone panel , pink wallet , pink lip gloss , pink headphones , pink shoes , pink handbag , most of my outfits are pink , my nails are painted pink , the walls of my room are painted pink ...... oh my !!! its just pink all over . But why should this mean I'm weak & girly ?! Is it because 'pink' stands for 'women' the weaklings of the society?

Since ancient times women have always been ranked as second-rate citizens world wide . Even developed countries are not free from such a presumption. It sometimes makes me wonder if equality & respect for women are only limited to books. Are our women really free to express their views ? Are they treated in par with men ? No . Not yet .

We live in a men-dominated society where we want to limit our women to cooking , household & baby care. The only women respected are the women who allow their strings to be pulled like a puppet or the ones who allow themselves to be treated like a programmable robot with no say to control.If a girl tries to remain independent and says that she cannot give up her life and career she is considered as a dominating brat , demanding & selfish. By the end of the day it's the woman who has to step into the man's shoes.

How many countries have had a woman president ? How many countries have had women who have made it to the top in the corporate or business world ? Instead we still notice an increase in rape & suicide cases among women , dowry system , abortion of girl child & child marriage just to get rid off the girl who is considered as a major burden to the family.

The empowerment of women can only begin with their participation in different spheres of life. Our sons grow up to become doctors , engineers or work for multinational companies but why are our daughters limited to basic degrees & marriage ? After all these decades women have only been fighting for equal rights , equal pay & an equal position. Women need economical independence for which education is the only solution.

I'm a girl sailing away in search of tomorrow on every shore with girly pink sails learning to develop problem solving skills, battling uncontrollable winds & rough waves .People might laugh at my pink sails but I'm determined to make it stylish and girly. They might treat me just like a book . If the cover doesn't catch the eyes they might refuse to read what is inside me but I refuse to be anchored at the harbour. Adventure and exploring are what I need .
And that is exactly what is behind “THE TALE OF PINK SEA SAILS!!! “

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