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I have to confess – I ve never really celebrated Valentine s Day; never exchanged gifts with a boyfriend, never gone out for an overpriced candle-light dinner. In recent years, the fact that the hubby s birthday falls tomorrow makes it even more irrelevant to us – we d rather wait for the birthday to celebrate!
I don t actually mind the concept; in fact, I think it is a rather sweet thing to remember and express your love and not necessarily only for a boyfriend/spouse. After all, although we say, why do you need one day for love etc, the fact is that most of us express our love far too rarely. Of course, I don t hold that you have to prove your love with expensive gifts or that a romantic dinner is a must .
Anyways, given all the hoopla over L-O-V-E, I thought it would be interesting to do a slightly different contest at Women s Web, so here it is – the What Love Isn t contest over at Facebook. What you have to do, is tell the world what love Isn t – and if your answers are any good, you could win one of these two fun Valentine s Day mugs from Chumbak! (max of 3 entries per person and ask your friends to vote for you )
Do participate! Have fun and a lovely Valentine s Day to you and yours
(And don’t forget to read this absolutely lovely Valentine’s Day special article on the site – 3 real-life true love stories from the 1940s onwards…)
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Last week, I was having a conversation with a friend related to personal financial planning and she shared how she had had fleeting thoughts about joining work but she was apprehensive to take the plunge. She was unaware of return to work programs available in India.
She had taken a 3-year long career break due to child care and the disconnect from the job arena that she spoke about is something several women in the same situation will relate to.
More often than not, women take a break from their careers to devote time to their kids because we still do not have a strong eco-system in place that can support new mothers, even though things are gradually changing on this front.
A married woman has to wear a sari, sindoor, mangalsutra, bangles, anklets, and so much more. What do these ornaments have to do with my love, respect, and commitment to my husband?
They: Are you married?
They: But You don’t look like it
Me: (in my Mind) Why should I?
Why is being married not enough for a woman, and she needs to look married too? I am tired of such comments in the nearly four years of being married.
I believe that anything that is forced is not right. I must have a choice. I am a living human, not a puppet. And I am not stopping anyone by not following any tradition. You are free to do whatever you like to do. But do not force others. It’s depressing.