Change of guard.

It’s time for a change of guard. It’s time for infusing fresh energy into our little online campaign. Presently, I am not able to devote much time to the campaign because of personal commitments. And it shall stay like that till April.

Good friend, and fellow blogger, Allwin Bright, has volunteered to spearhead the VOICES FOR DAMINI campaign for the time being. He has agreed to be an author for my blog and to keep the conversation on ‘taboo’ topics going.

One good thing the campaign had done was that it had got us talking on topics we would rather brush under carpets. We talked about incest, rape kits, and other sensitive topics we generally wouldn’t.

Dialogue is an effective tool indeed. That shouldn’t stop. So, a big thank you to Allwin Bright. It’s all his now.

ALLWIN’S NOTE :

Dear Readers,

This is Allwin Bright. Subh is my best blogger friend. We’ve been
good friends since we found each other on WordPress. We send texts, we talk on the phone, every now and then, and we sometimes have long conversations on facebook.

VOICES FOR DAMINI was started as a humble initiative by Subh to collect write-ups that express views on crimes against women.
The responses have been overwhelming. We thank all the contributors for sharing their thoughts with us.

Now the question is why have I come into the picture? Subh has some personal commitments. He wants me to take over.

We do not want the initiative to lose momentum. Please do
contribute articles on crimes against women at allwinbright@gmail.com

Or, you could post them on VOICES FOR DAMINI’S Facebook Page.
We’ll continue publishing posts under VOICES FOR DAMINI section in
Subh’s blog.

We have often been asked if writing articles make much of a
difference? No, definitely they don’t.

Disturbing stories about rapes continue to pour in every day. But then, we do not know how else to
deal with it. We use this blog as a medium to vent out our frustration
and anger.

We write with a hope that at least people who read these
posts will transform which in turn would lead us to a social change.

It may even take a few generations. Many of us may not be alive to
witness it. Somewhere down the line, there’ll be a REAL change. So
keep your heads held high.

Keep writing.
Suggestions to take this initiative to the next level are always welcome.


“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is
that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our
darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, “Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?” Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the orld. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other
people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is
within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we
let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission
to do the same. As we’re liberated from our own fear, our presence
automatically liberates others.”

– Marianne Williamson

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12 comments on “Change of guard.

  1. Beechmount says:

    There is a dark side within all of us. It manifests itself in what we do, what we say and how we react to something. One of the great challenges in life is to keep the dark side from emerging and remain a moral and enlightened being.

    Cheers
    Grandpa

    PS/ Good of you to take over from Subh for a while.

  2. soumyav says:

    Its nice to know Allwin is taking over for the time being,at least the campaign the strive should always go on! whether by u,me or anybody else.

  3. Jessica says:

    I LOVE that quote by Williamson. If I have time, I’ll try to conjure up an article. Be patient with me. And cheers to you for keeping the initiative going!!!

  4. gita4elamats says:

    Hope you got my emails, Subh. I thought you might be studying.
    Good on you, Allwin for pitching in! 🙂

  5. I’ll be forwarding all your mails to Allwin 🙂

  6. Thank you all so so so much for the messages of support here. Lets get this initiative going.

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