Soumya Vilekar
Posted January 8, 2014 from India

The silence and resilience of women in any corner of the world since ages has become the reason or cause for being victimized. Often termed as the weaker sex,they are degraded and ostracized by society of actions for which they aren’t responsible. Yet,they remain quiet by absorbing the pain of being insulted and tortured, mentally and physically every moment. A victim of any of such kind, goes through tremendous turmoil within herself and faces more detest from the world and her own society . She is held responsible for endless reasons which all are mere presumptuous. Let it be rape,molestation, violence,degradation,discrimination , for a victim of any of these, needs courage and determination to reinstate herself in life with respect. In India, even when the mythology of the country speaks of various goddesses being worshipped , respect for a woman is yet to be seen.

What is it that will make our conscience speak and when will the human race become more human ?

Here stand Vaidehi (Sita) the mythological goddess who too faced the torture !

Sanctified flames, she had to withstand to etch a mark of her pureness without an inch of flesh burnt her soul inflamed for ages… Immaculate heart ,she could show none, her innocence became her sin to have a heart sinless in the world of devils,

she shed a tear, her heart bled, yet the impeccable serene smile gleamed her being had impregnable faith she will be purged from the muck therein. born as a princess, wed to an epitome she wandered with him through forests struggling through every means to remain his devoted...

Was it an offense, that she was silent and resilient , that she faces the pyre of apotheosis!

Now,is the moment to create a new future from the lessons of old testimony!


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Cali gal Michelle
Jan 08, 2014
Jan 08, 2014


Yes, we need both courage and determination. We can stand together and lift those up who can not do it themselves. Thank you for your encouraging words.

Soumya Vilekar
Jan 13, 2014
Jan 13, 2014

Thanks Michelle for being here and saying that loudly along with me. We all need that courage and determination ,which is often lacked in situations when it is needed the most. You said it aptly that we can lift those who cannot do it themselves. Its all in the unity and co ordination which shall lead and pave a way for the change. Best wishes, Soumya

Shaheen S Dhanji
Jan 26, 2014
Jan 26, 2014

And, dear Soumya, I can almost hear the voice of struggle and forbearance, anguish and survival in this powerful capture. Of course, knowing the historicity of Sita - you have manifested a piercing and enthralling piece as a tribute to the Goddess and to the many women in present day -- each one of us has been through the pyre and then resurrecting over and over -- until the dawn of the last day in the corporeal world.

You write so magically -- always adding substance to your personality. Much esteem to you !