Set HER free…

Homemakers vs. working women, who manage their families better – an age-old saga that has gained more prominence in recent times, when we are coming of age from the ancient ideology of men going out to work to sustain a living for their family while women stay at home tending the family.

Let’s take a look at what all we expect from a homemaker or to put in a different way as to what a homemaker has to offer. A homemaker plays the key roles of a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, a teacher, a friend amongst others. She tends the house, attend the needs of every member, cook food, supervise the maids, do daily chores, provide drop and pick up support to school for her children, check on the family member from time to time, get the groceries on time, pay the bills, and more. Continue reading “Set HER free…”

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Have It !!

Jenny loves to sleep on the left side of her bed; Debabrata shakes his legs when seated; Neha folds her arms, while Subendhu runs his fingers through his hair when talking to someone; Ravi brushes his teeth twice daily; the first thing Tarun does after returning from office is to log in Facebook; Anita checks her mobile phone in every 10 mins, even though there is no new notification; Sayantan likes to light up a smoke and read a book before hitting the bed at night; Amit checks his pockets frivolously before going out of the house; the singer in Vivek comes alive when he takes a bath; after checking a new mail, Greg re-reads previous mails and/or surfs the net for sometime before resuming work.

All of the above have one thing in common, the respective behavioral patterns of the individuals, keep repeating when faced with the identical situations, almost involuntarily; with time, they have grown to become our Habits. Continue reading “Have It !!”

Confessions of a smoker !!

Ding-dong, the doorbell rang. Anita rushed to open it; it was Aakash, her younger brother. Aakash returned from his evening adda with friends. Seeing his sister open the door, he tried to quickly slip into his room without exchanging much greetings – whilst busily munching on his chewing gum. The strong smell of tobacco gushing from Aakash’s breath couldn’t escape Anita’s staunch smell organ! “Why on earth do you smoke?”, yelled Anita at her younger sibling, as Aakash made way to his room amidst a flurry of questions thrown at him by his sister.

Later that night, after Aakash’s parents and his elder sister were off to sleep, he strolled up to the balcony of his room to light a smoke. As he took the drag, he reflected back to what his sister said earlier in the evening. “Why do I smoke?” Continue reading “Confessions of a smoker !!”