Hibiscus or জবা ফুল is a very powerful expression of nature. Since my childhood, I have associated it with Kali, the Goddess who does all the cool things and is a powerful woman. Somehow, the ‘Jaba’ which grows effortlessly in our gardens and balconies never got her due until I saw it on a blouse made by @ . Recently, I have been seeing more of the summer bloom in my apartment complex garden and yesterday I saw a bountiful of those flowers in baby pink, white and red in the Eco Park garden. While the white and pink stood out for their freshness, the often seen Red remains my favourite. Reason? Because it symbolises power, womanhood and the idea of being very badass and very cool for me, in my very humble middle class school of thought. It symbolises Goddess Kali for me.