Modern, yes I am
Woman, yes I am
That doesn’t mean I need to be skimpily dressed
Tag along boys as toys
And pretend to be feminist
Or just turn lesbian.
I am modern
Because I speak my mind and stick to it
In a patriarchal society
I act human first and then a woman
Believe in civil society
That necessarily doesn’t mean, I am alcoholic
Or I love puffing cigarette
Or I am a horny bitch.
Modern doesn’t mean I practice Kamasutra*
Or play with gizmos and gadgets.
Wait a minute, don’t be illusive
I am certainly not a virgin
But by no mean it means I believe in orgy.
Of Course I am adventurous
But I like it soft and sweet.
Modern doesn’t mean I am from some different planet
I love and I love to be loved
I do feel low and need shoulders to weep
That certainly doesn’t mean holding hands in public
But I will stand by my husband even if he has erectile dysfunction
I practice values
My approach and style has substance.
Yes, I am a woman.
Yes, I am modern.
– Kumar Gautam
*Kamasutra – Ancient Indian text on sexual pleasure and behaviour.