For those of you who don’t live here, a ‘COPY’ is a notebook, usually an exercise book used for school homework. Now coffee, is just coffee, but is also pronounced ‘COPHEE’ like copy, but with an ‘h’ sound added to it, because in many Indian languages an f vowel is pronounced ph. This can causeContinue reading “A Guide To Help You Shop”
She’s a wonderful woman – that’s all I can say, Let’s us make our mistakes and find our own way. No protests when we make our housework easy, With routines and ideas that would drive her crazy.
We’re the women who dress up to visit our mothers. We live by our own standards, don’t paint us with your colour. Blow dry our hair and put on our best dress, No it’s not a night out to paint the town red!
She’s like the bottom of the pot, where the spoon scrapes. When there’s less inside, to put on our plates. The bottom of the barrel that bears the pressure, When it’s filled to the brim and there’s no ease or leisure.
Menopause is the hormonal change that women face when their bodies are no longer able to bear children. It’s a time when many women face drastic changes in their energy levels and need rest, in order to bounce back. My post talks of the need to open up a discussion on these issues. The videoContinue reading “Menopause – Let education be the way to freedom”
It used to be Baby, ‘cos they saw I was young,
The one they looked after when her parents weren’t around.
Then, it was Didi – the elder sister,
A young adult woman without a ‘Mister’.
Freedom is the right to express my opinion,
That’s tied to a duty to have respect for your feelings.
Freedom is the quiet that sings thought the noise,
And the happiness I feel when I hear your voice.
Just one spoon of oil ‘cos it’s good for my health, Being active and happy is my idea of wealth. We don’t suffer famine or drought, and there’s plenty. Unfortunately, it just adds layers to my belly.
Do women deserve a weekly off, or do they need to pay,
For the sins of their husbands mother,
On that seventh day?
The mother who did what she thought was right,
Who never took a break.
Who was an obedient daughter-in-law, who accepted without a fight.
Husband No 1 : Nothing to do, nothing to do! My poor dear wife has nothing to do! I come home from work and the house is so clean, She’s sitting around reading a magazine! The food is all cooked and our ironing is done. She looks like her day’s been a lot of fun.
Hey diddle diddle there’s more on my middle, I need to go down for a walk! But when there’s sometime and the weather is fine, I go meet my friends and we sit down and talk.
I don’t know you so I pass you by,
When I walk past every day.
You start to wish me, with a smile in your eyes,
And I think that you’re friendly and it’s a nice surprise!
The world will not end if we put up our feet, For 20 minutes each day. The world will not end if we eat left overs, More than once in a way. The world will not end if we go meet our friends, And we’re not there to serve you your lunch. It’s these breaksContinue reading “Not Wonderwoman.”
We women of today are really quite reserved. I’ve come to this realisation after I heard Violetta express her love for Alfredo in one of my favourite scenes from La Traviata, Amami Alfredo. The last time many of us spoke with such feeling to our families . . . was probably the time we had hadContinue reading “How would our husband’s feel….?”
Some of my women friends are stuck. They’re amazing cooks & they were just so good at it, that other family members stopped taking turns with cooking. They loved cooking & took pains to cater to differing tastes, by cooking a wide variety of dishes at every meal.
I could look at you in envy For all the things you have, The ease with which you cope, Your luck when things get bad.
Buying a pair of jeans in Navi Mumbai is mostly impossible for me. The problem is that i am ‘the average woman’ – busy trying to find that ‘perfect imbalance’ that helps me do the things i would like to, and still manage to do the things i need to, and not always succeeding. I’mContinue reading “Dear Levi’s India,”
I am grateful for your constant and steady companionship. I have not always felt that way about your many many visits, but as time goes by I’m growing to value them. When you visit regularly, I sometimes wish you away, but you know that I really do not mean it. You bring me joy andContinue reading “Dear Change,”
I often get told I’m lucky that my daily life is relatively comfortable. But it’s not about luck. It’s about personal choices and priorities and spending on what we value most. That’s where this post comes from.
You no longer feel like you’re just out of college You are 20 kgs heavier than when you were 20 but you feel very slim You will never have time to do all that you have to or want to You are wise and you have given up trying – there’s a long long ‘To-do’Continue reading “You know you’re 40 when :”