Monday, 26 September 2011

"Page One" (Documentary) - School Post

Before I start this post I would like to apologize for being a downer but this is my full honest truth of how I felt when I watched 'Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times' 

September 23rd 2011 all of us Cre Comm students made our way to Cinematheque to watch the ever so thought provoking documentary 'Page One:A Year Inside the New York Times'. Basically this documentary was on The New York Times and how journalism has been, is and will be in the many years to come.

To be honest it frightened me. I went into my program thinking I would major in Journalism and the more and more I think of it, I do not know if I want to put myself in a 'risky business'. As my Journalism teacher pointed out today that many newspaper companies are 'bleeding money'. Its a fact. They are bleeding money, and in many years to come who knows if we will have print media or worse no jobs for journalists.

On the other hand, I need to be more optimistic because yes, print media may die and we physically will not have papers BUT journalism will never die. They need to start adjusting to new technology which they will HAVE TO DO!!!!!

Technology's influence on our world today is not a new concept yet how this documentary portrays our world's dependence on it, is an eye opener. I urge all journalists working on print to make their way online because our world is turning into a boxed screen which we will be looking into for decades to come.

'Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times' : OFFICIAL TRAILER 

Sunday, 18 September 2011

it's raining MEN.......uh ohhhh......

I usually never pay attention to my sister's mail, especially the monthly magazines she gets from CMAJ-JAMC- Medical Knowledge That Matters but the other day I did.
"The consequences of son preference and sex-selective abortion in China and other Asian countries"

That was the cover of the magazine. The most interesting part in this article was instead of emphasizing men as a preferred sex they make mention of the fact that women are less discriminated against and are becoming highly valuable.  THAT IS HUGE!!!!!!!!! 
"As numbers of women in society fall, they become more highly valued and their social status increases" (quote from the mag) 

It even mentioned in the article that in 2005 it was estimated that there was a  1.1 million excess males born across the country then females. These stats are INSANE! The sad part is, is now because of this problem, men ages 20-27 are not getting married or reproducing and this could lead to psychological problems. 

At the end of the day, people need to get it together. Men and women are just as valued and important as anything else. So whoever dares to sex-select- RETHINK your thoughts and LOVE your child be it a male or a female. 

You can refer to the article by going to this website:

Sunday, 11 September 2011

forget teeth whitening ... why not skin whitening!!!

First of all, I would like to apologize for my days missed on my blog BUT I am BACK! So, the other day I was skimming through magazines for an ad assignment we had to do and I found an ad that was quite interesting. It was in Vogue India and it was an ad on skin whitening.

Now it may seem very odd to North Americans as to; 'why would someone want to whiten there skin, when tanning and having that bronzy look is so prominent'. Well... in India and even in North America many asian women whiten there skin because it is more 'appealing' to the eyes, just as many caucasians darken their skin.

I will admit, along time ago I bleached my skin because I thought it gave me a 'brighter' look. But I was wrong, it actually made my skin spotty and irritated that I had to stop using it. I know I am not the only one who has felt or feels that way.  Many of my friends struggled with that feeling that they are 'darker' and think being 'light' is more beautiful. That is why we all get pulled into buying these BLOODY products that hide our beauty. UGH!

Honestly, we need to remove ourselves from spending so much of our time on looking 'beautiful' and wasting SO much of our money on products that hide our beauty. EMBRACE is the word of the day! Embrace your beauty, your skin color, your body, your intelligence and everything that you have!!

Thursday, 1 September 2011

my life introduction.

For 23 years of my life growing up as a South Asian woman, I have struggled with finding the right type of make-up that suits my skin color, the correct hair removal that will make my skin oh so smooth and silky, and balancing my life as a Canadian as well as maintaining my East Indian culture.

Thus, my life as a brownie is a movement bringing men and women together from all walks of life and embracing who and where they came from and of course speaking out LOUD about it!