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Supriya Sule has all the requisite attributes needed in a good leader, along with the pedigree, for the Indian obsession with dynasties. Is she being overlooked by the Pawars that be (pun intended) because she is a woman?
Before I start on this article – let me promise: This will not be another one in the thousands of new and related things you might be reading/ watching about the Maha-Natya (Epic Drama) around Maharashtra CM elections. Here I will highlight the sad reality that in politics, a woman has to wait for a cyclone to uncover her leadership qualities.
So read ahead if you are ready to consider a different perspective. It is not about supporting one party over the other or one leader over the other, so if it sounds biased to anyone – please consider it a mere coincidence.
The complex twists and turns in Maharashtra politics are flashing headlines today and amidst all this, a face is coming up as a upcoming (?) leader or possible (?) heir to a very impactful political party (and family) of Maharashtra.
Now, my question marks above would have given a sense of where this is going.
So yes, question marks are on the comments that have been made about how she has utilized the betrayal of her cousin as a stepping stone to take over the party command, or how her dad had to plot this game to end the inheritance issue. The question mark is also about WHY they should need to do so this when she already is an eligible leader for the positions in question.
We can keep adding to the list of qualities she and many other women like her have, who are denied their deserved positions because of male dominance, and the biased standards in every industry and field in our country.
Very surprising that even in the influential families and positions, women have to struggle to get their fair share!!
I agree she has a lot to do and lot to prove before the people accept her as a Leader of the party or state, but it’s good to see that she has a platform to play and show what she can do. The years ahead will decide if Maharashtra is ready to have its first woman CM, but it is expected from the people of a state that has given the first woman doctor to the country.
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As he stood in front of his door, Nishant prayed that his wife would be in a better mood. The baby thing was tearing them apart. When was the last time he had seen his wife smile?
Veena got into the lift. It was a festival day, and the space was crammed with little children dressed in bright yellow clothes, wearing fancy peacock feather crowns, and carrying flutes. Janmashtami gave her the jitters. She kept her face down, refusing to socialize with anyone.
They had moved to this new apartment three months ago. The whole point of shifting had been to get away from the ruthless questioning by ‘well-wishers’.
“You have been married for ten years! Why no child yet?”
I huffed, puffed and panted up the hill, taking many rest breaks along the way. My calf muscles pained, my heart protested, and my breathing became heavy at one stage.
“Let’s turn back,” my husband remarked. We stood at the foot of Shravanbelagola – one of the most revered Jain pilgrimage centres. “We will not climb the hill,” he continued.
My husband and I were vacationing in Karnataka. It was the month of May, and even at the early hour of 8 am in the morning, the sun scorched our backs. After visiting Bangalore and Mysore, we had made a planned stop at this holy site in the Southern part of the state en route to Hosur. Even while planning our vacation, my husband was very excited at the prospect of visiting this place and the 18 m high statue of Lord Gometeshwara, considered one of the world’s tallest free-standing monolithic statues.
What we hadn’t bargained for was there would be 1001 granite steps that needed to be climbed to have a close-up view of this colossal magic three thousand feet above sea level on a hilltop. It would be an understatement to term it as an arduous climb.
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