It was Diwali time, a time of commemorating the return of Lord Rama. It symbolizes the triumph of the good over evil. People are ecstatic to celebrate this festival with great pomp, but do we think of those who work hard during this time for earning a bit more to whom this is not a day of celebration.
Anita was 15 when she realized that she is different. But she couldn't discuss it with any of her family members. She thought of herself as being abnormal. She felt disheartened and she started hating herself. She denied herself her sexuality. Later she was married but within some years of her marriage she divorced her husband and started to live a lonely life away from others.
It is strange how a single small incident can go on to shake the very beliefs that encompass your life and you stand there wondering whether the foundation of modernity and liberty you thought your life was built on was just a mirage in your amateur, naive mind.
I see the vast expanse of sky before me. It is limitless. I can see the sun peeking slowly over the mountains, emerging out of its hiding, beckoning me to meet it at the horizon. I want to go out in search of that possible realm where the sun and the sea meet. I want to take flight and discover new beginnings for myself but there is something holding me back. I am Youth- the new generation..