Monday, December 30, 2013

Women and Marriage!

© Written by Tarang Sinha





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:

  1. excellent- well said! Happy New Year!

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

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

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

    Have a blessed and happy 2014

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  4. Sadly so true. Well written. Marie

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

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

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  6. Happy New Year Tarang. stay blessed.

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

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

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

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

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  9. 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.

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

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

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  11. 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

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  12. Lovely cultural commentary, nicely written.

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

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

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

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  16. 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:)

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    1. 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!:)

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  17. Sad state! but a very true and powerful haiku!

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  18. 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.

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    1. 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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