5 things only Indian women have to deal with

India is a country of paradoxes. Steeped in age old customs and traditions, yet modern in its outlook. Men and women actually do come from Mars and Venus respectively, at least in our country.

There are certain quirky and outrageous things only Indian women have to deal with…

  • In-Laws home is your home- All Married Indian women, are expected to either move in , or consider in-laws as their parents the day they get engaged. It is odd, considering husbands never deem it fit to consider likewise. All women have to make sure they let go of all their rights, affection and attachment to their parental home, and walk in to an alien home, accept it wholeheartedly over night, without expecting anything in return.

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Independence and what it means to us

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
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Five most important people in a working woman’s life

I could have always relied on my smartphone to wake me up every morning. But do you know what’s been the best alarm for me? Tried, trusted and popular? Well of course, there may be glitches once every few months. Nothing or no one is perfect. The answer – my domestic helper of course.

I don’t have a live-in maid. I have someone who comes over once every morning to collect the garbage and help with the basic chores. She leaves almost as soon as she arrives, within minutes it seems. But she doubles up as my alarm clock, almost daily.
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