Power Nap 393

It was 2 pm on a hot summer day of May. Avantika was waiting for her kids to return from the school.

She was on the cleaning spree today and as she didn’t have a good sleep last night and so she was completely drained out of energy. She has looked at the wall clock for the 12th time in last 15 minutes. She wanted to dive into the bed as soon as her children get settled down in their books/toys after lunch.

Finally, they arrive at 2:20 pm. She ran to open the door and unlike other days when she demands her children to keep all their belongings in place, she did it herself so that she can sleep as early as she can. She was in the dire need of sleep.

Finally, at 3 pm both her girls were in their room quite settled down with their stuff.

Aha!! She said to herself and quickly went into the room. Turned on the AC set it to the preferred temperature adjust the pillow and off she went to sleep.

Just after 5 minutes, she heard the doorbell. She was quite irritated and went to open the door. The maid of Khurana Aunty (her neighbour) wanted some green chillies as Aunty has sent her to get it from Avantika. She wanted to shout but compose herself and handed green chillies to her.

She again went to sleep. Another 3-4 minutes passed and her phone started ringing. With closed eyes only she answered the phone.

“Hello, who’s this?” she said in a sleepy voice. “Namaskar Madam, Mein Sudeep baat kar raha hoon Airtel se”. She did not even wait for that Airtel executive to finish and disconnected the phone. She wanted to put her phone on silent but as her mother was travelling alone to some other city she didn’t do it thinking she might call.

Another 5 minutes passed and she went into deep sleep. Suddenly the door bell rang again. This time Kallu dhobi had come to hand over the ironed clothes. She wanted to bang her head and quite in an irritable voice instructed him to never come back in the afternoon again.

She checked the time it was 3:20 pm. She was tired and irritated for not being able to sleep. She went into her room and tried to sleep again.This time she had a proper undisturbed sleep for a stretch of 10 minutes but the doorbell rang again.

The Gardner whom she has called in the morning has arrived now at 3:30 pm with all the plants which are waiting to go in a pot now.

She didn’t know how to react. She gave him baffled look and gave him a bucket of water and other things he needed; instructed him not to disturb her for another 10-15minutes, to which he just nodded. She checks on the girls and instructed them to take out their course books in another 10 minutes.

She sighed heavily and said to herself, “still  10-15 minutes left for a maid to come let me try to sleep again”.  But poor she though she was still tired but couldn’t go back to sleep. She finally gave up on sleeping and went to girl’s room to help them with their homework.

This is what the reality of a homemaker. While the people thinks the home maker have nothing much to do other than watching television, eating snacks, doing kitty parties at home and sleeping for hours at noon.

The Job of a housewife is the most thankless job and the most sincerely done. Isn’t it? If you are a homemaker feel proud and pat your back. You manage it so well.

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My Life… My Rules..!! But is Your Life Yours Alone? 695

It’s become quite a common line among most teenagers every time they were questioned or been advised on how they move with things in life. I have come across so many positive lines and articles that says your life is yours alone and no one will step up for it. It is only in your own hands that how you rule it.

These things are true, but what they mean is entirely different from the way it is used among the younger generations today. The way the trend is going, many like to say the famous line as “My life, my rules!” bluntly without thinking the consequences and the situation. Yes, our life is for us to live but we must not forget that our life is linked with many others living around us. People who care for us and who love us.

Every time I hear someone tell me it’s their life and they like to do things as however they want, it makes me feel sad because people just don’t know what life is all about.

Do you still think your life is yours alone? Here are a few reasons that explain why it is not-

1. Your life matters to your family

The moment you were born you become a part of someone’s life. Your parents and people who may love you. As you grow older there are lot many others who walk in your life. Some stay and some move on. But is your life alone? No! Your life is linked to many others who love to see you happy. We need to give something to get what we need.

When people decide to take off their life, they do not realize that they do not actually have the complete rights to do that. Because they fail to understand that it is easy for the person who dies, but it is difficult for the person who lives knowing that the one person who he or she loved most is not there with them anymore. So, I strongly deny that your life is not yours alone.

2. We live in a community

A person who tells you that he or she does not care about what the society thinks is the first person who is usually lying. People say that to convince themselves that they do not care, in truth they actually care. It is a reverse mechanism. When you are faced with rejection or some kind of negative responses to something or by someone, immediately many try to think that they do not care. Every human craves for recognition and to be identified for their potential. Instead of showing ignorance, it’s better to face criticism in a constructive way, After all, it is the same society which is going to give you all the things that you desire to be happy. Your existence is linked with the society you live in.

3. Following rules may help sometime

Agreed that some rules are baseless, but many are useful for us. Some rules are made for our own safety and protection. Most often the younger generation becomes agitated when they are restricted to many things. The first thing what we need to recognize is anything too much is not good. It is not the problem of having rules instead it is the problem of not knowing how to deal with them.

4. It is selfish

When someone says it’s my lifestyle, do not meddle, it sounds too prude and selfish to me. There are some people who try to be an unnecessary part of our lives when we are not interested. Some are even toxic. However, there are different ways to make sure that you keep such people at bay. But the way people go on with a rant of “My life! My rules” seems totally a selfish attitude. Sometimes it is also an escapism of laziness in order to avoid taking responsibilities.

We, humans, are social creatures and we need interactions with other people around us whether we like it or not, to survive. We may choose not to care but there are people who care for us more than we like to acknowledge. Hence, do not ever forget that your life is not yours alone. Sometimes we live by rules made by someone else just to keep the people we love happy even though it may not be something we wanted. Trust me, the result will always keep us happy in the end too. Life is to share and live together and care for one another. Embrace it, Enjoy it and Love it with everyone else in it.


Daughter’s Day Special: Enjoy this song to feel what she wants to say to you! 1127

This Daughter’s Day, Gallinukkad appeals to each parent of a daughter that now is time to change your mindset so that your daughters are raised rightly. Don’t suppress your daughter’s freedom, let her raise voice against any wrong happening to her physically and emotionally, make her career conscious and financially independent, hear and respect her opinions; don’t set boundaries for her, let her decide for herself. If you stand for her today, she will stand for herself and her daughter tomorrow.

And to the parents of a son, It’s time to teach your boys that even she is a complete individual, not just the other half.

Enjoy this beautiful song to feel what she wants to say to you!

Happy Daughter’s Day to all!