u;ve been talked about in today's DH Living, Virtual Catharsis for women :)
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And below are some excerpts from the article :)
Virtual catharsis for women
Several homemakers as well as working professionals are creating online diaries that are sometimes an extension of their lives, sometimes a tell-it-all and sometimes fantasy-filled journeys, says Kalindi Sheth
An year ago, a 43-year-old homemaker from Mumbai started writing about her everyday life, and whatever touched it. Nothing extraordinary about it, except that her 'diary' was online.
She called herself Indian Home Maker (IHM), and her blog, The Life and Times of an Indian Homemaker, because it aimed to be about "the life of any middle-class Indian homemaker. I know that my friends, who are also homemakers, go through similar experiences." Her blog, IHM was not just an outlet for her thoughts but was also her support system.
A subliminal trend has taken root in urban middle-class India as the Internet becomes both affordable and popular. Several women, homemakers and working professionals, the young and not-so-young, are creating online diaries that sometimes are an extension of their lives, and at other times, fantasy-filled journeys of what they yearn to be.
Political and personal
Often, though, like in the case of IHM, blogs start out as simple updates on their lives, and mutate into a discussion portal for issues that span the political and personal.
Monica Mody (...let me go find her in the blogosphere!) says, 'It has allowed many adolescents, women, people with crazy/interesting hobbies, old women, right-wing and left-wing fundamentalists, and so on, to record their thoughts/observations and articulate them and find sympathisers ... Which means that blogging can be a progressive or regressive force depending on who is blogging.'
While blogging has helped several women find an outlet for their thoughts, and sometimes, garner support in troubled times, it is merely a tool.
Other bloggers featured from my blogroll are, 'MadMomma, a blogger from Delhi and a mother of two, who started her blog in 2006 out of boredom.' and Aanchal Tyagi, a filmmaker based in Delhi, started a blog titled 'Three Drinks Ahead'.
Made my day :)