Sunday, March 28, 2010

twenty minutes challenge - Blood on the kitchen floor


I was sitting and contemplating my kitchen, yesterday evening ... the clean sanitised tiles ... and the many such spick and span kitchens i have seen ... i was reminded of so many indian housewives, the kitchen their only respite , their only means of self expression ... the mundane household chores, and i imagined blood on this prototypical kitchen floor ... a kitchen slab with a finger chopped and blood dripping down .... a hand cut off and lying bleeding on the floor ...

Nameless , uncknowledged horrors women face in India ...

By the time twenty mins were over i wanted to fill in more details, esp in the hand ...it was a challenge not to fill them in ...

But i was able to convey what i felt, and thats in itself cathartic.

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