WannaKnowMe?

Name’s Padhma. Padhma Neelamegan. Wow, how I longed to say that! Nothing exotic to write about me…a simple girl from India, who came to US chasing her dreams like most people. Don’t ask me what the dream was, it was nothing related to money or fame…perhaps if you become really close to me, I “might” tell you 😉

About me, hmmmm.. let’s see. A huge Raja sir fan. Music God = Illayaraja. Oh, I love TR’s songs too! I prefer Poirot to Holmes. I prefer mystery to romance…in books, of course :D. I love Grey’s Anatomy, and also like KB’s series. I like Mani’s films, but also enjoy Bhagyaraj’s movies. I think at some point I might start a movie blog..let’s see.

And finally, I always believe in women power, that women rule the world in their own way and come out victorious in the end. I am not afraid to call myself a feminist. Feminism is never over stated. Some people think since women have fought and earned their rights for many issues, they are now equal with men. They are so wrong. There is still so much discrimination against women in many areas. Be it from sexist remarks to rape, women still have to fight hard for their respect and earn their place as equals.

Look around you..if you think the woman in your life is treated the same as you and is making all the major decisions which affect both your lives, do let me know. Look around you and tell me one good reason why you shouldn’t be a feminist.

Aaannnndd…welcome to my blog! Do say a hi and let me know you came here 🙂

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19 Comments

  1. Ramya
    June 24
    Reply

    Hey Paddy ! Great job ! Keep it up my dear gal ! You’re gonna rock with the blog..I ll defly try a recipe or two . The accompanying pics are awesome.

  2. vasanthakumari
    June 26
    Reply

    Super padhu.I am really proud of u

  3. lapa
    June 27
    Reply

    Go to Ramana Maharishi answer for who Am I?

  4. Thenmozhi satyamurthy(chitthi)
    July 8
    Reply

    delighted to see your receipe,keep it up

  5. Merlin
    September 8
    Reply

    Hey Paddy!!! Finally got a chance to catch up with all your blogs and loved them… am glad your pursuing this and should say doing a great job too!! keep blogging .. may be something about our silly college life too 😛 …

    • padhs2k
      September 8
      Reply

      Hey Merl!! Welcome to my blog! 🙂 Happy to see you here..you know that is an awesome idea for a post – our college life! Definitely would do one sometime soon.. hmmm, andavaalam thandavaalam ellam therinjidum but who cares :p

      • Anonymous
        September 11
        Reply

        Yeahh lol when I think of the mass bunk bulb we got 😛

        • padhs2k
          September 16
          Reply

          ROFL! semala!! 😀 😀 😀

  6. Shuchi
    October 7
    Reply

    Heyy..loved your Blog 🙂

    • padhs2k
      October 7
      Reply

      Heyy,,,thanks 🙂

  7. Juie
    November 9
    Reply

    Hey Padma,
    I read your article on marriage and feminist. I loved every word in it. Great job. I have been bought up in a relatively feminist society in India but settled abroad like you. Somethings you mentioned I literally follow. I have kept my maiden name, don’t wear a mangalsutra and also use Ms (for official purposes) which makes me now think I am not alone in the world to do so. Thanks for putting my thoughts into words.
    Keep writing and all the best.
    Regards,
    Juie.

  8. December 4
    Reply

    Hai Padma,
    Good to see women like you trying to make changes in the world by ‘doing’, rather than just ‘saying’. Also such blogs are good platform for many to voice their angst and also find acknowledgement for being assertive, that which we do not receive in the society. Several times, before reading some feminist blog, I was thinking I was weird to have differing views related to culture and tradition. When I voiced it, the others said I was building a mountain out of a molehill. Some advised me to stay happy and not fret about it. Wish they had said the same thing to an environmentalist, a scientist, an explorer or to their sons, who wanted to improve their career through questioning.

    Btb, I read the topic on US life, and what exactly it is to live there. I have posted my query there. If you could shed some light on the same, I think it will be very beneficial for many. Thanks and All the very best to you.

    • padhs2k
      December 5
      Reply

      Chintu,
      Never think you are alone in having such thoughts 🙂 Every single woman is actually a feminist. Not many come forward to say so, because the society somehow looks at them as if they are crazy. I think feminist should be renamed as bold-woman. This way, everyone can come forward to say they are bold!
      I know what you mean..many advise that there is no use in asking for equal rights, as it will never change. And their solution to life usually is, bend down, compromise on things you hate, and then..life will be happy. Well, life will be happy for whom? For the person we are bending down for or for us?

      Yes, marriage is based on compromise, but it is also based on understanding. We can’t compromise all the times. I mean compromise means, we are giving up a little of our own happiness to make the other person happy. When the action is mutual, then their can be happiness. But when compromise becomes life, then their can never be happiness, right? 🙂

  9. December 5
    Reply

    Very true. Sometimes, the elderly (especially women) douse the fervour of such ‘bold women’ as they had compromised and fell victim to it, but ultimately gained the title ‘martyr or homely women, or good daughter-in-law’. They want the others to earn the title, and ask them to wait till they turn 60, with great patience. Their husbands by that time, climb up the career ladder and find the wife a little backdated.
    The current generation women do not want to compromise on their career or knowledge, which is leading to this kind of movement. Well, lets thrash it out before it becomes too late!!

  10. December 5
    Reply

    sorry the last line of the first para should have the word ‘outdated’. small correction eh..

  11. Hey !! It was a good read 🙂 Haven’t finished with all .. but will surely do so!!

    • padhs2k
      August 27
      Reply

      Hey, thanks!! Welcome to my blog and hope you enjoy your stay here 😉 Btw, I checked out your blog, the links don’t have content in them. What’s happening there?

  12. August 27
    Reply

    Hi Padhma,
    I think I stumbled onto your blog from FB. You write well. I read your post “What’s your excuse for staying abroad?”. That was interesting as well couple of other ones in Tamil and English. I have not read them all but I will in the coming days. I have added your blog to my favourite blogs.

    Keep the words coming… Happy writing.
    Satish

    • padhs2k
      September 1
      Reply

      Hey thanks Satish! Appreciate your words, it takes a big heart to do that you know! Btw, I checked your blog, you have a nice collection in your blog roll. But wasn’t able to find mine though, hmm 🙁

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