Let Me Be Good My Way

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Originally posted on Candles Online celebrating International Women’s Day

“Don’t climb the trees, you will break your bones and no one will marry you.  Being pretty is very important.

Learn to cook, otherwise you will bring shame to the family.  Your degrees won’t feed the hungry child.

Taking care of children is the responsibility of a mother alone.

Marriage, motherhood everything has a right age.  Everything else can wait.

Don’t laugh out loud, stop giggling. It isn’t good for your image.

Put your family first, your husband and his family is your ultimate destination. Learn to solve your issues or learn to endure.

Answering back, having strong opinions – are big NOs”

Few of the many suggestions and expert advices handed over to us from times innumerable by our well-wishers none other than our society including our own family members.  In short the onus…

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My Disney Princesses

Not every knight has a shining armour
Not every Damsel is in distress
Love stories are no more simple
It’s time for fairytales to Digress

Cinderella wants more than just a Gown and Carriage
Prince Charming doesn’t need to hold balls for Marriage

Snow White is brave and not the fairest of them All
Her stepmother no more says ‘Mirror Mirror on the Wall.’

Aurora is much more than merely a Sleeping Beauty
Maleficent and she have formed a harmonious Treaty

Merida wants no Tiaras but favours a Bow and Arrow
She is wild and brave to fight monsters that Harrow

Belle isn’t the one who needs saving from the Beast
She can face the demon, be headstrong at the Least

Elsa isn’t ashamed of her powers this day On
She won’t shy away, the time to hide is Gone

Moana takes her boat past reef to seas Ahead
She can save the day and earn her daily Bread

Rapunzel needs not hair that long or Sing a Song
She fights the witch alone, for now, she is Strong

Today’s Princess sure want a man to fall in Love
But they own it all and stand up for self all above

CAN WOMAN BE THE VICTIM ALWAYS?

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Originally posted on Candles online by World4womencom

“Me Too” movement has been  a phenomena off late that saw many skeletons tumbling out of the glossy doors that contained for long rotten corpses.  This movement that transcended to different countries, communities raised a strong voice and gave strength for many women to join the force against the sexual harassment in work place.

For more details we have wikipedia pages anyways 😊.

This movement has given a hope to many suppressed voices.  Women finally started voicing their horror experiences.  And the culprits – Men (not a generalisation) are being shown the doors.  That is something to be cheered up ans celebrated, isn’t it.

This movement is a minuscule part of a revolution called Feminism. Age long patriarchal dominance, suppression and submission is finally seeking freedom.  “We are no less than you, we are at par with you, we have been doing our duties…

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Something Fishy!

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Hello Everyone,

(fiction)

He was ringing the door bell continuously for about 7 minutes but no response.  He was fuming at his wife, tried to call her on her mobile but same result – no response.  Tired of standing at the door and receiving no response he went back to office where he had kept an extra set of keys for emergency situation.  Throughout the drive to and fro he was thinking where his wife could have gone, how could she be so irresponsible to not to respond neither to the door bell nor to the calls.  Husband, in his thoughts “what kind of behaviour is this?  She knows that I would be hungry and tired but she doesn’t care for me.  I am sure she might have gone to some friend’s place or shopping.  I am fed up with all this”.  Not even once the thought of his wife…

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Be happy in own “Skin”

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Hi Everyone,

Have you heard about Apartheid?  It is a racial segregation system based on colour which was followed in South Africa (1948-1994) before it was uprooted after Nelson Mandela won elections.  It has a history running way back to the days of colonisation that has slavery as well wrapped up in its pages.  To put simply it is about a belief that “white is superior to black”.

Now with the passing time world has moved forward by leaps and bounds.  We (Indians) have not only witnessed but are also a part of “change” be it domestically  or globally.  In terms of trade, education, fashion, entertainment – we have left no stone unturned to make our presence felt globally.

But somehow I feel there hasn’t been any considerable change in our deep down psyche wherein we prefer white (read fair) to black/brown (read dark).  Majority of population still feels fair is beautiful.  Pick up…

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What Is Your Struggle?

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Originally Posted On Candles Online

“Life is a book – read it!

Life is a journey – go through it!

Life is a feeling – experience it!

Life is a theory – prove it!

Life is an examination – pass it!”

This is the crap I used to write / practice in the initial days of learning Ms Word of Ms Office package (basic computer knowledge for everyone 😁) and used to feel so great about myself 🤣🤣. And seriously show it to the trainer in the disguise of getting my learnings checked – Look at the hidden writer in me, how philosophical I am (now I am realizing what a fool I was🤣). Well that was back in 2004-05, I was just 19 then. Now you know my age 😉. Old enough to understand what life is about? May be 😊.

It is a struggle for sure that is…

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Are You Suffeirng From “I am Sorry” Syndrome?

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Originally posted on Candles online

I invited a family to dinner at our place. The lady of the family brought home made cake for dessert.  But I forgot to serve the same and ended up serving a readymade sweet. And when they left I realised (actually was made to realise 😁) what a blunder I had committed. I should have served the cake too, its courtesy and etiquette. And then I was on my guilt trip. I texted her to seek forgiveness. Though she said she didn’t mind it at all, asked me to relax and chill, it’s been a long time now since we spoke to each other 😁 (she is busy with her examinations). What I did at the dinner was completely unintentional; being forgetful was my weakness rather than my mistake. But I pleaded.

And this isn’t the first time when I said ‘Sorry’ for something so…

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