If you write, smash it out on social media, or create fantastic video, nominate yourself or a friend here for The Orange Flower Awards 2020. Last date to apply – Jan 12th
Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel during her recent visit advised young hostel-dwelling girls in Rajgarh to not leave the kitchen, learn to prepare tasty daal and please their mothers-in-law.
I hadn’t come across any good joke for a really long time. With so many issues being discussed in the world and judgements being passed, even WhatsApp forwards these days have become all serious. Like a lost soul in a desert looking for an oasis, I was yearning for some humour in life.
You will be surprised to know who finally helped me in brightening up my day with some hearty laughs. It was none but the Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel. Of course, I am no Prime Minister of this country or some political party president to have a one-to-one talk with the Governor. Thank god for that! But it was her recent video of the interaction with girls at the Kasturba Girls Hostel in Rajgarh that blew my mind.
The former Chief Minister of Gujarat, Anandiben of late makes news with one or the other controversy. But this time it’s her highly ‘valuable’ advice that is making the rounds on media platforms. If you don’t know about it yet then please learn and keep it in your minds forever. It was not just for those hostel girls but for all of us. We want to be good bahus’ and please our mother-in-laws’ right? Yes indeed! As enlightened by Anandiben that’s our i.e. women’s ultimate purpose in life.
Being a teacher-turned-politician, one would expect her to speak to young girls about dreaming big, achieving academic success, getting good jobs and becoming independent. Instead, all that Anandiben asked them was to not leave the kitchen no matter how well they did, to learn to make tasty Daal and thus seal a good bond with their mothers-in-law. Kindly note these down people before you all forget these special words spoken by a women leader.
That is just a part of it, hold on to your seats, there is more coming up. Anandiben also had some precious beauty tips to share – “girls shouldn’t cut their hair but instead have long hair, as long hair is the matter of pride for girls.” With such notions still proudly being shared with girls, beauty products and other related companies can sigh in relief.
Anandiben hasn’t noticed perhaps that the world is changing and that indeed, it has to change for the better. Not all girls can just remain in the kitchen. Also, every girl can’t have long hair – to maintain them shampoos, conditioners, and serums are very expensive these days. Hope Anandiben and many others like her soon understand our plight and stop making us laugh unnecessarily with such ridiculous speeches.
Women's Web is an open platform that publishes a diversity of views. Individual posts do not necessarily represent the platform's views and opinions at all times. If you have a complementary or differing point of view, sign up and start sharing your views too!
Apart from being the Associate Editor at Women's Web, where I get to read,
Pad-Woman Maya: Many Rural Women In India Still Use Husk, Sand To Absorb Menstrual Blood #IWD2018
10 Things I Would Like To Tell My 18-Year Old Self
5 Really Funny Moments That Anyone Who’s Ever Lived In A Girls’ Hostel Can Relate To!
Puberty Rituals In India Celebrate The Fertility Of A Girl, And Discriminate Against Her As Just A Womb
Get our weekly mailer and never miss out on the best reads by and about women!