Smruti Shanbhag was born and brought up in India.
She works full time as an Innovation strategist in Paris. Smruti is a passionate storyteller, and aspires to tell her stories to the world!
Read her work at www.thethinkingpen.com
"And on the other hand she felt guilty: she had been secretly jealous of my good looks. And now, here I was, crushed to nothingness. She had to save her sister"
In the moon she saw Asha – her Asha. She only begged for Asha’s forgiveness. In some sort of rebirth, Asha gave her an opportunity of atonement.
Even if a married Indian woman is an achiever, she is very annoyingly, often considered 'just a wife' when she goes out socialising among strangers as part of a couple.
There's no such thing as 'women's work' or 'men's work'. Running a home and raising kids is teamwork, and the only way to a gender neutral society in the future.
I need them all. So they will have to live together. Otherwise my life will not be a happy one. How do I help them collaborate and co-operate with each other?
This reaction was not surprising at all – a powerless woman who had never been out of her veil, and who had always lived under the shadow of her husband could not be expected to have any self-esteem.
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