Monday, December 30, 2013

Women and Marriage!





Society expects
Marriage should be her main goal
Not her excellence?


"Now I invite Mrs. Naina Agnihotri on stage to receive the 'Shining Star Award' for her excellence in the field of Social Service and Awareness.' The host announces.

A graceful woman, wearing a beautiful lemon yellow sari approaches the stage with a decent smile on her face. The audience applaud and several cameras flash instantly.

Naina runs an NGO which works for the welfare of unprivileged children and women.

She looks at the audience and joins her hands and then receives that prestigious award. After thank you speech, she says "I'm not Mrs. yet." She gets off the stage, smiling.

She is about to sit on her chair when she hears a woman whisper. "You know, she is 36 and still unmarried!"




Written for: Magpie Tales
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37 Comments:

Kathe W. said...

excellent- well said! Happy New Year!

Tarang Sinha said...

Thank you so much!
I wish you a very happy new year!:)

Other Mary said...

Sigh. Sad that still matters so much in some circles.

Vandana Sharma said...

Our society still has to grow , I think and sometimes it shows its double face, anyhow.

Have a blessed and happy 2014

Tarang Sinha said...

It is sad.

Tarang Sinha said...

True!

Wish you a very happy new year!:)

syllabubsea said...

Sadly so true. Well written. Marie

oneofaclass said...

Nicely written!

Kalpana Solsi said...

If a lady is happy and single let her be so. Why are there demands of the society to get 'knotted'?

Kalpana Solsi said...

Happy New Year Tarang. stay blessed.

Privy Trifles said...

How much importance do we associate to such trivial things as if she being Mrs would have changed anything....!!

Sumana Roy said...

very nicely said.....wish you a happy new year

Mary said...

Does it really matter if a woman is Miss, Ms or Mrs? Surely its about the contribution she makes to the world. A very thought provoking piece ..well written, Tarang. Looking forward to reading more in 2014.

Tarang Sinha said...

Yes, sad but true...
Thanks for liking this Marie!

Tarang Sinha said...

Thank you!:)

Tarang Sinha said...

No idea about this mentality...

Tarang Sinha said...

Thank you Kalpana! I wish you a wonderful new year! :)

Tarang Sinha said...

:) :)

Tarang Sinha said...

Thank you Sumana! I wish you a very happy new year!:)

Tarang Sinha said...

I don't know how does it matter? Her achievements should not be ignored...
Thanks for liking this!:)

Milan Rajkumar said...

you are awesome ,period .

grapeling said...

whispers can be so insidious. her value is as herself, not just as a context for a partner. though, it seems, a man (not to be presumptuous of her preferences) would be lucky to be considered her husband. a thoughtful write ~ M

Tarang Sinha said...

:) Thank you very much!! I'm touched...

Tarang Sinha said...

Oh, you're right!:)

alicekeysmd said...

Lovely cultural commentary, nicely written.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Sometimes cultural expectations and rituals blur the art of identity. Lovely thought.

Tarang Sinha said...

Thank you!:)

Tarang Sinha said...

True! Thanks:)

Pealogic said...

Times change. Parents, lead possibly by mums, are so important to this change.
Ciao
Pea

Judith Westerfield said...

Powerful blending of haiku and reality. (Naina Agnihotri, I would bet expects no recognition for the work she does).

Ramesh Sood said...

To each as per his/her own.. I know many married women...doing excellent work...and it is in any case individual choice.. Society expects because society is always dependent on certain ethos.. and it should be OK..

And that could be comment of one woman..can't be generalised...for there would be many others who must have applauded and appreciated...

Tarang, I have just given another possibility.. Your haiku of course is very thoughtful and is able to bring home the point you shared..

RS:)

Sri Valli said...

Sad state! but a very true and powerful haiku!

Reshma said...

Very powerful words Tarang, we still have a long way to go before we can say times have changed. Unfortunately society and not just the men, even many women still think poorly of an independent woman.

Tarang Sinha said...

Thank you Judith!:)

Tarang Sinha said...

You're right!

I'm not speaking in general. Her work is highly appreciated that's why she receiving a shining start award!

I just tried to fictionalize "Some People's thought" who think for a woman, marriage should be the ultimate goal of life...:)

Thank you Ramesh ji!:)

Tarang Sinha said...

Thank you Valli!

Tarang Sinha said...

Single women, especially who has crossed 30, become a matter of discussion in some part of society, no matter how successful she is...

People don't spare even celebrities...:)

Glad you liked it. Thank you!:)

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