Saturday, March 7, 2009

An Ideal Women's Day....


PINK!!! It took me a few moments to realize why my otherwise classy-looking copy of Times Life is giving me a headache. The top left read “8th March, 2009”. Our leading ladies stand there, wearing the designer couture, staring at me…so confident, so perfect on the front page of this edition of “International Women’s day”.

Except for the 50% discount deals at major shopping destinations, nothing really managed to hold my interest. It was the usual – Shoba De’s sharp and acerbic work on feminism, Bachi Kakaria’s attempt to tickle you with “The Pink Chaddi campaign” , Neeta Ambani’s lifetime achievement on “the art of balancing” and some other powerful single women talking about “how being single is not equal to being lonely/unhappy”!!!

Year after year, the same handful of women – tries to create an illusion of how we have “progressed”. I am not a feminist (much against the popular belief), all I can’t do is register the “differences” between two human beings …Something which is so conveniently woven into the minds of many around me.
Celebrating days like these is nothing but an exercise in futility. Days like these are a consolation for some, and a joke for some like me.

As we (me and my girlfriends) embarked on our shopping voyage, we spoke about the concept of women’s day . We gave our grey cells a break….And came up with an ideal(and funny) version of “An Ideal women’s day” …8 points for an ideal 8th March…njoy

1. A day when instead of “kyunki saas bhi kabhi bahu thi” , there’s a demeaning show called “sasur bhi kabhi jamai tha”!!

2. A day when men are supposed to look "fresh" and smell "nice" after 10 hours of work, when they come back home to their wives/girlfriends.

3. A day when we can see men cutting “bhindi” balancing themselves on the fourth seat of the Mumbai local trains, after a long day at work.

4. A day when the mommies of our dear co-bachelors do not have the right to filter the girls photographs for marriage…and instead this privilege rests with our mommies.

5. A day when a 26 year old boy starts worrying about his wrinkles, and pimples, and myopia …in short – a prospective groom. (Oops bride).

6. A day when bachelors wear sherwanis and a fa├žade of being “culturally appropriate” ( and in some cases also sing a song…lol) while visiting a girls house with a marriage proposal.

7. A day when the tradition of serving bed tea at 5 in the morning is abolished by law.

8. A day when guys are not intimidated by girls who are “smarter” than them [:P] .

18 comments:

Nithya said...

ha ha ha ha that was indeed a fabulous list. After reading it i have clearly understood why we dont have men's day( ppl dont even want to waste a day on them....heee heeee) ;)

mallika said...

I agree, Women's day for most of us is a kind of consolation to prove to the world (count Men)that we also hold some power and you better shouldnt ingore us. But with every coming year.....why is Men feeln more threatned with such concepts....More fuunier (than this concept) to me is nowdays the kind of time and energy Men spend in bitching about new age liberated women and how tommorow's era is goin to be GHor Kalyug with Women's replacing men everywhere....he he he


N hey Pooja, pls add a ninth item on your list.....the girls having their manadatory bachelor's party before going for marriage vows...he he he..

jaggu said...

hey..the list was too gud..bt i guess noone gives a bed cofee/tea whateva @5 in d mornin..lol

well written..n happy women's day to u too...

Rag said...

First of all , Happy Women's dayy!!
That was a fab list!!
and lol...coffee/tea @ 5 in d morn!! huh! who who who???

pooja said...

@ nithya and mallika..thank u , and i cant agree with u more ..actually the list can go on..but 8 points looked apt for an 8th march..:)
@ Rag and jaggu , thnks ,and yeah there "are" such souls still existing -tea @ 5 is illegal otherwise .lol

Ragpicker said...

That was really an interesting read !
Need to forward the link of this post to my sister and I hope she will find the right inspiration to craft a whole thick book on "woman's day do's and dont's by next year.

Thanks for sharing :)

Sauron said...

Pooja, just a suggestion for your list... a day, when one has to celebrate International Men's day - complete with Times Life carrying articles by Khushwant Singh, Jug Suraiya, and 50% discounts on football match tickets, and/or pubs/bars. :P

Whatsay?

Kaber Vasuki said...

Lol

pooja said...

Thank u :) nice to see guys taking it in a good spirit

Sauron said...

Oh, of course! I even forwarded your link to some friends, and they found the list awesome! :D

nea said...

Applause!!!!!

yogesh said...

cool list!!! fab 8...
at the same time its imp to know the “differences” between two human beings and respect bth at the same time.. :)

Anandita SIngh said...

Kudos... a thought provoking issue. very nicely written!!!

Zendagi Migzara said...

This one is simply brilliant... Mindblowing!! Enjoyed reading every bit of it..

Kakoli Mukherjee said...

he he, good one pooja:)

ani_aset said...

haha nice one, however cutting bhindi is a good idea, i have always believed in sharing of work load (read taught by mommie)...men don't get a seat to adjust on mumbai local, they struggle for space to stand :), while ladies first class stays empty..am i sounding like i'm complaining :)

kang said...

too cool a list...but just cool and unreal..coz all those things women do by choice....no 'majboori'

Raj said...

9. a day when women watch cricket rather than men.
:P
lol. that list was ubercool.

and if a guy gets intimidated by a smarter girl, he is just an idiot. girls do tend to be smarter. pyschologically if not otherwise. :P (some of them atleast)