Every year as the women's day approaches, empowerment promises and hopes are thrown around. But do we really, really follow any of them through?
When asked for a sanitary napkins at the medical, the executive hardly cares about your plight, all they do sense is a shame and want to complete the task in quickest time possible.
When asked for equal pay for the same work, the women's card is so conveniently thrown at us, where's the empowerment that was promised?
When asked for something as basic as equal opportunity for quality education the "girls are meant to be homemakers" is the only shoutout we get to know.
When asked for taking up something we really love and aspire to be, the cliché of "how will a girl be able to do it?" is all we get.
Yet even after facing all these age-old, orthodox sentiments, girls & women have aced every possible field that was either not meant for them, or was out of their way.
But even so, why do families when looking for a bridegroom look for a girl who is well educated, works yet, has to take up the entire responsibility of the household work and of the taking care of the family? Isn't it's a basic understanding to share all the responsibilities ?
And so will it be. Even this year as the Women's day will approach, some girl somewhere, will still have to face these basic prejudices & be solely at the mercy of the orthodox society ....
You might be totally frustrated or head over heels, In love or just out of love. This day will hold some special memories for you Whether it's about to be made, or you are nostalgic about the time spent. The chocolates, the roses, the greeting cards fill the markets and I wonder if it's really worth it? Is this enough for the love that we share, and then go back to square one the very next day. If you treat the person you love, not just the significant other, also your parents, friends, near and dear ones, how you wish to be treated, it would be valentine's day everyday .... the sun would shine more brighter the birds would sing a sweet melody and the world would be a better place.
Let's try and sprinkle kindness over every person we meet??? Have a lovely Valentine's day you all!!!
Exams scare the daylights out of me. My memory is weak and I'm not exactly academically inclined.
Before an exam Mom - Are you ready? I - Ready for what? Mom - I mean- Are you prepared for the exams?. I - I have tried my best.
After the exam(paper) Mom - How was it? I - I have done my best. Mom - What is your prediction? I - My heart says I should score good marks. Mom - What does your brain say? I - In such matters, it's always in conflict with the heart.
Before the results. Mom's in the kitchen but my nagging dad is with me.
Dad (before I open the website) - What is your expected score? I - I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Dad - Of course, I know. They almost always remain that way. You rarely use them for holding books. Okay, open the website now.
I open the website. Dad stares at my marklist and the expressions on his face harden. Enraged, he leaves the róom without a word, not even caring to tell Mom where he is going. Mom comes in.
Mom - What happened? I - Nothing. I always thought my brain was weak, but it emerged victorious this time. Mom - You mean you passed ? I - No. The brain defeated the heart. The brain had told me that it would be impossible to pass. Mom - But you told me you had done your best. I - Of course. But perhaps it wasn't good enough to impress those who evaluated my papers. It's not that I did too badly. I performed well in bits and pieces, You know, sometimes a batsman scores a century yet his team loses. Some of my answers were really brilliant and I deserve to be appreciated for that. Mom - Oh, no! (faints)
Sun Golden, glorious Warming, burning, shining Day, bright, night, crescent Illuminating, shimmering, orbiting Silvery, shadowy Moon - Jan Allison
A diamante poem is made up of 7 lines using a set structure:
Line 1: Beginning subject Line 2: Two describing words about line 1 Line 3: Three doing words about line 1 Line 4: A short phrase about line 1, a short phrase about line 7 Line 5: Three doing words about line 7 Line 6: Two describing words about line 7 Line 7: End subject