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After their loss in the ongoing series, Pakistani ex-cricketer made a comment - 'If you marry someone like Aishwarya Rai, you cannot be expected to have pious and good Neeyat wale children.'
Ex- Pakistani cricketer Abdur Razzaq recently talked about his team’s dismal performance at the World Cup tournament, in a public forum.
He mentioned that unlike earlier, the current team lacked Neeyat (good intentions). And then suddenly, totally out of context, he shot his comment, ‘If you marry someone like Aishwarya Rai, you cannot be expected to have pious and good Neeyat wale children.’
But some thought, and I guess I could understand what he wished to convey.
One, only a Mother can decide how pious (whatever he meant) and good intentioned a child could be.
Two, That Mother definitely couldn’t be a strong, independent, famous and an immensely successful woman like Aishwarya Rai.
Call it whatever you wish, but what surprised me the most was, his comment was met with laughter and applause, from some other cricketers seated on the dias, and the audience.
Couldn’t the anchor or someone from the crowd have called out and interrupted the man? He should have apologized then and there, but unfortunately none of that happened.
Perhaps that goes to say, that all of them harboured the very same sentiments. Alas.
Yes, Abdur Razzak and the other cricketers have been receiving lot of flak online, the two cricketers washed their hands off the incident, and Abdur Razzak himself has apologized, calling it a slip of his tongue.
It’s the 21st century, these men are young and famous athletes who have represented their country at international level, but the mindset is still as backward as it can get.
At an event where he was supposed to discuss the performance of his country’s Mens’ Team, the man, for no reason, tried to character assassinate a woman, miles ahead of him in all aspects. And he unabashedly sat there with a smile on his face, while some others cheered.
Aishwarya or for that matter, any one else, Abdur Razzak’s statement I’m sure is a product of his jealousy for a woman making it big in a man’s world. And I wonder where’s it’s still going wrong, I mean, Millenials or Gen Z, how do we tackle the patriarchy that’s etched so deep.
Meanwhile, Abdur Razzak and all those who clapped, I wonder whose Neeyat is actually questionable here.
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If her MIL had accepted her with some affection, wouldn't they have built a mutually happier relationship by now?
The incident took place ten years ago.
Smita could visit her mother only in summers when her daughter had school holidays. Her daughter also enjoyed meeting her Nani, and both of them had done their reservations for a week. A month before their visit, her husband told her, “My mom is coming for 4-5 months!”
Smita shuddered. She knew the repercussions. She would have to hear sarcastic comments from her mother-in-law for visiting her mother. She may make these comments directly only a bit, but her servants would be flooded with the words, “How horrible she is! She leaves me and goes!”
Are we so swayed by star power and the 'entertainment' quotient of cinema that satisfies our carnal instincts that we choose to ignore our own subconscious mind which always knows what is right and what is wrong?
Trigger Warning: This has graphic descriptions of violence and may be triggering to survivors and victims of violence.
Do you remember your first exposure to an extremely violent act or the aftermath of a violent act?
I am pretty sure for most of us it would be through cinema. But I remember very vividly my first exposure to aftermath of an unbelievably grotesque violent act in real life. It was as a student at a Dental College and Hospital.
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