She is still calling you....


So, this is it guys. I haven't been very active on blogsville of late, courtesy my new college. The admission hysteria and the mad rush for assignments, projects and what not has been taking up all of my time. I haven't even had the time to jog or go for my morning walks. This college forces me to leave home by 6 am. Yes, it's that early.

But, but, but, I'm not regretting my decision to come to this place. Not even for a second. Pursuing a master's in journalism at Times of India is akin to learning the tricks of the trade from the horse's mouth. I couldn't have asked for anything else. Right from interviewing random people on the streets, making documentaries, visiting news channel studios, et al. I'm in the process of doing it all. And it's fun. Since the last few days, I had been too submerged in assignments. One of them was rather interesting. It was on autobiography of a female foetus. My work got appreicated, mainly because this is one topic i could relate to. I'm posting a short snippet of my long assignment here.


An Aborted Female Baby's Call

It’s me, mom
It’s me, dad
It’s me, granny
Your baby speaking from the waste bin
your female baby
that you murdered
last night
with the help of
that doctor and her staff
I cried
I screamed
I begged
but nobody
heard my screams
then I went dead
after the poison was instilled
into the womb
where I was growing
and
you, mom
you, dad
you, granny
made all the arrangements
for my murder
after sonography
you were in so much of the hurry
to get rid of me
that you did not even
discussed the matter
I began shivering in dark
in uterus
when I felt the decision of
your eyes
your heart
your mind
to detach my soul
from my growing body
and send me to the world unknown
heaven or hell
you were not bothered about
you all felt peaceful
after I was
withdrawn dead
into pieces
everyone confirmed my body
to be of a female
which was then thrown into the waste bin
I am still lying in the bin
waiting for the van
that collects the bio-medical waste
and carries it up to the incinerator
Kindly convey my heartiest thanks
to the driver who carries the van
to the people who are working on incinerator
for performing my last rites
Mom, I am gone now
Dad, I am gone now
Granny, I am gone now
I know
I do not belong to you, now
but
of course, you still belong to me
until my body parts perish
so I request you to fulfill my last desire
be there at the incinerator
until my cremation
so that I may travel peacefully
to God's place
and make him understand
please don't send female babies
in the womb of those moms or the families
for whom
they are unwanted
please don't
subject your babies
to the pain of murder
only because they are females
please understand, God
It is easier for them
to murder
their daughters
than to
murder the social evils
evil traditions
that make the girl child
unwanted
EVERYONE ELSE WHO WANTS TO WISH MY DEPARTED SOUL TO REST IN PEACE is invited at the incinerator that disposes off bio-medical waste.
message by: ABORTED FEMALE FOETUS
place: WASTEBIN

13 comments:

Abhinav | August 7, 2009 at 9:00 PM

Congratulations for the new education! :)

And you know this text is one of the best I have read in recent times!

Hats off!

Anonymous | August 8, 2009 at 5:25 AM

Genius Angel Really Ur Respect Increase In My Heart after Read Ur dis post.yar aaj ki duniya maine log kyo prove karta hain ki wo kitna nicha Geer sakta hain.yar how could they think abt to Abort the Gal Child.Without any bloody single reason.Yar people said they want a boy child.This is Only a Sick N Backward Reason.I m not writing all to impress u.Dats my personal thoughts.Why the hell they aborte gal child N also play with their wife life becoz Abortion is not a joke N how can they see their face in the mirror after all N their Soul never Shivered for doing dis Sins.Why they thought Gals r Burden on family.Women Superb Creation Of God N after God sirf women hi hain jiski Puja hone chaiea.After my Married if i hve 1 choice Gal child or boy child.So without any Doubt.I only want Gal Child N Why people only throw party on boy child birth.If god gve me a lil angel.I will throw Grand Party.Yar I really feel Proud On U.Only Women hve only power to change the world with their ability n Women Power.Prianca Rockz

peter | August 8, 2009 at 1:10 PM

good that u are Busy with ur life :)

and i have seen a foteus getting dissected in front of me, when i was interning in a Lab. It was painful to even see that. I wrote a post on it, however not as serious as this on.

The poem is awesome :)

Prianca | August 9, 2009 at 4:41 PM

@ abhinav
thank you buddy. :)

@ peter
thanks for the compliment. though, the poem is inspired. its not entirely work of my creativity. there are inspirations all around you. we just need to identify them. never mind.
and did you really witness a fetus dissection? man, i would have probably fainted at the macabre sight. hats off to you. :))

Prianca | August 9, 2009 at 4:46 PM

@ anonymous
somehow i also happened to read the comment you posted prior to this comment. (which you later deleted). I am not good at guess work and this intentional grammar mistakes (as you put it) didn't help either.

Trying to be over smart only makes you appear more *******. (hope you get the hint).
DO your dignity a favor, try to post comments with your open Id the next time.

However, thanks for all the praise. I could really appreciate all your efforts, if they would come from a tangible (secret well wisher).

P.S. don't take it personally. its only a request to post comments in your original avatar the next time.

The Crystal Heart | August 10, 2009 at 7:49 PM

Hello Genius Angel...May be Now u lil happy with me...Waise bhi i Respect u by heart....so how could i denied ur sweet request...The main point is that Your Blog & Your Rules.....Now i will comment u on dis Id...1 lil request plz donot Request me again just order me...u r absolutely right..it was prior comment.next time i will write short, crisp n tangible comments.now u will also fullfill my first & last wish...whenever u will got Best Women Award & You will giving Thanx Speech ..& u thanx ur Family, Friends, Mentor, Teachers, Principal, Colleagues, Servants, Dog, Cat..u also take my name as a Secet Well Wisher at the End of thanx speech.thanx for everything.if i felt bad abt ur replied thn i nver reply u on my Id....next time plz dnot give me hints tellme directly .....lol.......thanx for teach me practical things take care god bless u.cya

I'll try 2 be truthful | August 13, 2009 at 8:58 PM

i feel sad and mad whenever i read about foetus abortions

Prianca | August 18, 2009 at 10:57 AM

@ i'll try to be truthful
echo echo echo.
that's probably the reason which drove me to come up with this poem

Prianca | August 18, 2009 at 10:57 AM

@ the crystal heart
thank you for revealing your identity.
m surprised you have been on blogger since 07 but do not blog much. why?

The Crystal Heart | August 20, 2009 at 4:05 AM

Yar Firstly I had Completly Forgotten.I have One Blog..& Thanx you for Remind Me..Secondly I Dnot Think In My Dreams Anyone Interested In Read My Blog..Expect You Angel....Waise I Opened my blog 2 times In 3 years Brilliant.Thirdly My Thinking Is Not Creative And Imaginative Like Ur Superb And Genius Brain..Thats The Only Reason I Sended You Anonymous Comments ..May Be After Reading Ur Blog & also learned lots of lots of lots of lots of lots of New Things With You (Specially Free Of Costs)....1 day I will also Start Writting My Blog lolz..But In almost 6 months i am reading Some Superb blogs like
Urs.Please Dnot Mind I Am Asking 1 Question With You.first In Ur Blog Comments Couldnot Approved With u..Ur Blogging Almost 2 yr.but After My Surprised Or Shocked Entry..Now Ur Blog Comments will Be Approved With you before Seen.Why?.I Only Asked Becoz of Me You Changed Ur Blog Setting Genius Angel.....Waise bhi 'Safety First' "In Evil Internet Black Web"

PinkLovesParis | August 21, 2009 at 4:18 AM

That poem is beautifully written! I am sure you of all people understand how hectic it is, I finally found some leisure time today and I'm blog surfing.

You write well! I hope you're having a blast at college, at the educational level and otherwise!!

Prianca | August 26, 2009 at 1:08 PM

@ PLP
yes, m having a blast
thanku, that u took some time off from ur schedule...i can understand hw hectic it must be....bt m sure u're happy...that's all that matters.:)

AS... | September 3, 2009 at 6:53 AM

Hi Prianca,

Nice post. It's very touching. I am not sure if you heard about laadli.Laadli is a campaign against female foeticide. You can log on to www.laadli.org to pledge your support.

Check this video I posted from youtube.It left me speechless!

http://lifestantrums.blogspot.com/2009/08/laadli.html