Around a week ago, I got a call from an emerging writer/translator .He asked me if I want one of my blog entry ‘No Woman, no, cry’ to be translated into Nepali and to be published as an op-ed piece in one of the most happening dailies of Nepal. I was glad to have that offer. But then, I told him honestly that, whatever was written was better expressed in English, Nepali would be more of an impediment for the transmission of that particular theme, and that the blog is merely a blog, a figment of mind out of nothingness… Moreover, that does not make up to the mark of an op-ed article. And then a new friend of mine, a lady, exclaimed in a chat that she liked it so so much…
It was great listening to those appreciations, and it was greater, again, to hear some serious doubts, scrutinized criticisms from some honest skeptics. My former boss, told me about the post ‘I felt uncomfortable Avinashi jee, k k kasto kasto k…kaha naturally hune Kura lai bhagwansanga lagera jodera….’ ‘Agreed sir! ‘I retorted. And again I got a mail from faraway, from a practicing Alchemist. I am posting that here jastako tastai:
I sometimes read your blogs
I sometimes read your blogs, whenever I get time and I can remember there are interesting ideas that I can read without paying a penny, and generally, they are filled up with good stuffs. As of few days, I am feeling a too much feministic waves in your blog, and in this article. I am feeling like this, maybe I have cleaned my mind with the unpleasant cultural aspects raised with monthly cycles in our society, which are outcomes of greater socio-economic problems. These problems will be no more a big problem, if we educated and aware people try beginning to clean up the traditional mindsets in our own home. Anyway the issue, I want to make aware is not this, but something else.
I think, no educated and open minded man, who has understood the natural physiology disagrees with your idea of natural highhandedness bestowed to women (and also to all the females of a species) by Mother Nature. But highlighting this very universal truth as subject of greater emphasis of natural advantage over male is not so good idea. Sometimes, I think beauty in many other species of life is a matter of male subject, rather than female: see peacock over peahen, and male of superior bird paradise to female, or exotic fishes, there is a long list.. But Avinashi’s, this blog is trying to demonstrate the highhandedness over the other wheel of life. Its Nature’s decision-male cannot even feel this delightment of peeing blood……
Similarly, this blog has so many contradictory remarks, like menstruation is Gods’ updation of woman, so what about post-menstruation women, are they outdated? “…God loves when you are peeing…” so what about those ladies who completed that particular period of lifecycle? It also says, peeing blood is the sole and greatest purpose of life, and who created the garbage there? Your blog also indirectly approves the traditional male dominated idea of taking woman as machine…
Sometimes writers explain the physiochemical process so funny…same is here machines, robots….
I think you are among few persons who have known so much about humiliation that woman undergoes in these 4 days due to mindset of our society. We all have read the hateful issues that the women of remote areas like far-western Nepal go through. You have reached so many such areas, why don’t you raise those here.
What a momentum! What a refine and precise points, Mr.Karki, I am indebted.
So, now should I have to tell anything further? I don’t know. I am but a Ghost, of a dead writer, blogger. I just want to say, One day I will come up with a better manifestation of my random dots of thoughts.
Thanks a lot for everyone, who read and commented and also to those who did not.