The Beginning Of The Beginning

This is not the beginning of the end,
or end of the beginning.
It’s the beginning of the beginning.
This is how everything evolves,
internal energy has risen,
the power within summoned.
Every finger penned
and every arm is gunned.
Keep the light away,
Let the dark shine bright
They all dream the same,
All to set the wrong, right.
Man with a moustache,
The one with the beard.
One with a lot of oranges,
Yet none is any strange.
We have seen them perish
All one after another,
Some caught in the act
Some saving their mother.
The politics of ‘isms’ feels so steep,
Socialism, capitalism, humanism, nationalism, Nazism, fascism
Everything is the same,
Plausible why’s and their answers too.
The leaves changing colours is alive
Only as long as it’s on the tree.
The fall is where it dies,
Then no colour is for free.
This beginning of the beginning,
Is now a bit late.
But we were not ready,
Fighting on the gate.
Men versus women,
Right versus wrong,
Us versus them,
Quick versus long.
This is the beginning of
New hopes of the end.
This is the beginning of
Roads we need to mend.

Similar Posts

A former Assistant Secretary with the Ministry of Women and Child Development in West Bengal for three months, Lakshmi Bhavya has been championing the cause of menstrual hygiene in her district. By associating herself with the Lalana Campaign, a holistic menstrual hygiene awareness campaign which is conducted by the Anahat NGO, Lakshmi has been slowly breaking taboos when it comes to periods and menstrual hygiene.

A Gender Rights Activist working with the tribal and marginalized communities in india, Srilekha is a PhD scholar working on understanding body and sexuality among tribal girls, to fill the gaps in research around indigenous women and their stories. Srilekha has worked extensively at the grassroots level with community based organisations, through several advocacy initiatives around Gender, Mental Health, Menstrual Hygiene and Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) for the indigenous in Jharkhand, over the last 6 years.

Srilekha has also contributed to sustainable livelihood projects and legal aid programs for survivors of sex trafficking. She has been conducting research based programs on maternal health, mental health, gender based violence, sex and sexuality. Her interest lies in conducting workshops for young people on life skills, feminism, gender and sexuality, trauma, resilience and interpersonal relationships.

A Guwahati-based college student pursuing her Masters in Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Bidisha started the #BleedwithDignity campaign on the technology platform, demanding that the Government of Assam install
biodegradable sanitary pad vending machines in all government schools across the state. Her petition on has already gathered support from over 90000 people and continues to grow.

Bidisha was selected in’s flagship program ‘She Creates Change’ having run successful online advocacy
campaigns, which were widely recognised. Through the #BleedwithDignity campaign; she organised and celebrated World Menstrual Hygiene Day, 2019 in Guwahati, Assam by hosting a wall mural by collaborating with local organisations. The initiative was widely covered by national and local media, and the mural was later inaugurated by the event’s chief guest Commissioner of Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) Debeswar Malakar, IAS.

Sign up for the Youth Ki Awaaz Prime Ministerial Brief below