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Who says the elderly can't have fun? Watch the Jumpin Nani Vs Naani video (and support the Save The Children Fund)
Nanis (Grandmas) in Indian advertising are usually playing with their grandchildren, worrying over the family’s health or fighting with the bahu over who should be cleaning the kitchen, but not these two naanis – they are too busy having fun in a dance-off, each showing off her dancing chops !
When I came across the Nani Vs. Naani video, I found it pretty interesting that the grandmas were shown having so much fun, including doing moves like the bum waggle that are typically the province of item numbers…
Who says the elderly can’t enjoy themselves? One of the nicer things to see these days is senior citizens doing things that are of interest to them, whether it is traveling, dancing, reading, getting involved in activism or anything else.
I remember this one wedding I attended, where one of the oldest ladies at the function wowed us all by joining in enthusiastically with the rest of the folks dancing; we could see that she was tired, but even as her body grumbled, her spirit was willing to keep up with the younger people dancing away.
The Jumpin Nani Vs. Nani video above is also associated with the Save The Children Fund that works with children – for each time that the video is shared, Jumpin will donate Rs.2 to the fund. To do this, go to the video on youtube or to the Jumpin Facebook page.
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If you want to get back to work after a break, here’s the ultimate guide to return to work programs in India from tech, finance or health sectors - for women just like you!
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.