Thanking The Women Who Help Us Every day 8

Today, the 8th March is celebrated as International Women’s Day and I thought what can be the best day to thank those women who had always been there for us. No! This is not yet another article who made it big and made a name all around the Globe. We have already read about all the things we can know about the powerful ladies who are a great inspiration such as Michele Obama, Kalpana Chawla, Kiran Majumdar Shaw, Sudha Murthy, etc. Yes! They all are a true inspiration however, there is someone else totally ordinary in our daily lives who make life much easier for us. Someone ordinary without whom our life can be harder on a daily basis.

I request you all, to join me in thanking these women and give some credit to their part in our lives.

1. Our Domestic help

Is it safe to say that our day is down the pit if our “Bai” took a day off? Informed or uninformed. Most of us are totally dependent on our domestic help who makes it easy for us to manage the household work. These women deserve a big thanks for making our work easier, don’t they?

2. Cooks

Having less time when you have to juggle between the corporate world and the family life makes it extremely difficult to make time for cooking sometimes. Trust me! Cooking delicious food with a various menu for every meal is much time and energy consuming task and it is not everyone’s cup of tea. This is where the wonder woman in the form of a cook helps us by preparing all those yummy recipes.

3. Play-home teachers, nannies

Some of my friends visibly take relief when they drop their babies in the efficient hands of the play home teachers and nannies. Aren’t they somehow contributing to our free time and giving us some breathing time?

4. Stay home nannies

Getting married and having children is an inevitable part of our life and it should happen in the right age. However, that age is also when we are trying to make a mark in our career. You cannot give up on either part of the life. The stay at home nannies who help us 24/7 are more than just a nanny. They become a family member. Ms. Maitri Debroy who works as a Clinical Programmer in a software company says “ Without my Githa Di it is impossible for me to survive or to reach where I am today. She had been a backbone to me in everything. She is no less than a mother or a sister to me and we absolutely love her just like a family member”. Don’t these kinds of a woman deserve a note of appreciation?

5. Women in public services

There are plenty other services where we find women helping us. A waitress, a nurse, an air hostess, a receptionist, a medical assistant, child and women care provider, old age and patients care taker and much more. All these women help us in some way or the other making our lives and day easier.

Let’s take a minute to thank every one of them. Ladies you rock!!! You make our world much brighter.

Happy Women’s Day to all!!

(Note: This article is about those exceptional women who take their work seriously and have contributed with all their passion and love towards what they do.)

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Why is ‘Adoption’ unapproved by society for an unmarried single parent? 1373

I was preparing for sleep last night when my friend Asmi called me up. She was sounding flustered. More than flustered, there was a rage in her voice. It happens rarely that Asmi cries. She is 30, strong, self-reliant and a career-oriented woman. She didn’t marry because she chose not to marry. There is no catastrophic heartbreak story behind. Her focus has always been on her career. She is practical and staunched.

I understood her heart is really heavy else there has never been any place for tears in her eyes.

I quizzed her the reason.

“I am not crying because am sad, I am crying because am helpless and exasperated.” Asmi retorted.

I didn’t interrupt and allowed her to put her heart out.

“Preeti, I called my mother last night and had an argument with her.” she continued.

“I told my mother that I want to adopt a baby. Before I could say anything further she started yelling at me. She scolded me saying, Asmi already because of your decision of not getting married we are in pain. Why are you adding troubles to our lives? If you really want to adopt a baby just forget us. We have to live in this society and will have to answer people around. You have always done whatever you want but this time you are crossing your limits.

If not today, maybe tomorrow you will get married. Who will marry a girl with one child? Such things appear good in movies only. You better start focusing on marriage now. Preeti, My mother wasn’t even ready to listen to my thoughts”. Asmi started sobbing.

I really had no words to console her. Her thoughts were irreproachable and valiant.

But we cannot even disregard the fact that we live in a hypocrite society. When celebrities like Sushmita, Angelina, Sunny and more adopt a baby, we eulogize, lionize, praise their thoughts and we consider it as an act of kindness. We appreciate their humanity. We deduce that they gave a new life to someone. But when anyone from our own house even thinks of adoption we make them go through ignominy by coming up with the questions like is there any medical issue? Are you not straight? Why don’t you marry and then plan your own baby? Why are you trying to shame your parents? Why don’t you understand this baby won’t be your own blood? Are you kidding? Etc.

I’ve read somewhere that parenthood requires love and not DNA. I wish we really understand that. Your genes won’t define your family, our family is built with love care and respect. There are many people who do have a heart for adoption but fear comes in between. Fear of society.

I wish people understand that adopting a baby whether you are single or married isn’t a crime.

Adoption will not only give a baby a family but will also give us a special feeling. A feeling of being human. Probably the purpose we all are here for, giving life a life.


Movie Review: SIMRAN 2777

Queen, Tanu Weds Manu, Tanu Weds Manu Returns and now Simran, Kangna is on a rout, she has proven time and again that she is one of the best actresses available today. She has made a mark for herself in the film industry synonymous to that made by Sridevi, that, of doing movies which are female-centric, of movies which revolve around themselves (Judaai, Chaalbaz, Lamhe, Laadla to name a few). The only difference though being, all the movies had an extremely strong supporting cast. Kangna has to be given accolades to run a movie entirely on her very own shoulders, and this is not the first time either, we bow to you Kangna, you deserve the Best Actress Award for this one.

Kangna who plays Praful Patel is a gujju girl staying in Atlanta who likes herself be called as Prafff. Praf has a typical Gujarati accent and all my Gujju friends are going to love the Gujarati dialogues the movie carries, I know Gujarati and so I enjoyed it thoroughly.

Kangna is introduced from a housekeeping scene mopping and wiping floors and tables, there is just so much genuineness in that scene, it’s great to watch her there. When she goes to Vegas, her sleazy lines such as “are you tired, because you were running in my mind” are some great moments that bring about here innocence and wickedness both out at the same time.

In the red dress in Vegas, she looks gorgeous, she dazzles and ravishes like a diva and is super cute when she puts on her very native gujju accent “Halo, I aem Praeffff…” she just steals your attention away throughout the movie. A song in the movie titled “Lagdi Hai Thaai” sung by Guru Randhawa aptly describes what Simran is in the movie.

The best thing about this movie is that it has a good storyline and director Hansal Mehta pulls it off amazingly with Kangna. The first hour of the movie just zips its way through with Kangna showcasing her bubbly self, her expressions at an expensive store, her bargaining at the street shop and then her equivalence of the pink champagne and fries at the bartender, there are too many funny and hilarious moments. It’s the second half that becomes a tad serious but since the movie is almost 2 hrs, it doesn’t feel to be stretched at any point of time.

There are some points where you wonder if it is really possible to learn a bank robbery from YouTube and execute a heist, but those go in the movie stride and you really don’t mind these.

The movie touches important points related to the American Dream that much of our Indian Community has and exposes that it might not be true for everyone, it may turn out to be just a Dream for some. The nagging father of Kangna performs well and Sohum Shah is where I think a popular Bollywood actor would have benefited more, but Sohum looks original, he is simple and he looked like a studios guy from a small town in Gujarat, he does justice to his role.

But it’s Kangna and Kangna and Kangna stealing away the show, she is setting new benchmarks which are extremely difficult to surpass when it comes to ACTING. She is fantabulous and the heart of this movie.

She carries it on her shoulders all alone and she delivers a power-packed punch.

Music is good and hummable.

There is actually no one else to talk about in the movie, the movie has absolutely no supporting cast, but trust me, it wasn’t needed as well. The movie is about Simran, and it talks about Simran, hats off to Kangna, this one’s a Kohinoor in the QUEEN’S CROWN. 🙂

All in all, it’s an extremely light and a different movie with awesome Acting by Kangna. Watch it for Kangna.

Rating: 3.5/5.0

(0.5 points extra only and only for Kangna)