A Disclaimer: This post is not intended to harm anyone’s feelings. It is just as I saw this Saturday.
I am, too, a great admirer of women, because I am a married man :D Okay, all joking aside, what I am wondering is
“Does today’s Women’s Day really carries its value?” or ” What does Women Empowerment actually means”
Want to know what made me to dare think so…
Read below my experience…
3:30 pm Delhi-Haat, Saturday. "Sir, please do visit the stalls, It has some great stuff specially made for the women’s Day."
- A sweet teenager with a plastic pink rose headband shoved a flyer on my face.
" Delhi-Haat" is celebrating "She" festival in the next few days. I as usual interested to see both the festival and the womenfolk was there, and experienced the Indian version of Women day celebration and got completely redefined version of the word "Women empowerment".
These are my top Five observations on the ” SHE” celebration of International Women’s Day.. It may sound confusing, so was I.
White faceless faces: Gold, Bronze, Blood.. And there are few other ways to look exactly “the Same” my wife gave that piece of GK on facials. I only saw white polished ones, with high heels and colorful dresses, smiling at the people interested to buy their stuff. They are all hand crafted sir, really?The big painted nail on your right hand is telling a different story- I thought, Women nowadays spent a huge amount on self improvement. How this pack and makeup’s makes them empowered is still a mystery ” It makes them confident, ok.. lets move on! “.
Shopkeepers and Kurtis: This embroidery costs 10,000/- only and is exclusive. It’s something I had seen in Janpath at bargain prices!”. The crafts were of many varieties and so was the price, actually it made me feel less empowered, and think seriously about the money I am making, How does a Kurti, a Kaftan, a glass bottle decor so high priced adds to empowerment?, shouldn’t they be accessible to the common folks? ”They are priced to make it special not for you.. lets move on!”.
Short dresses and Super tight leggings: This is where I will be real brief, but the dressing style to empowered who? Is a question I asked my wife. ” Shut-Up, let’s move on”.
Homemade cakes and muffins: I am a foodie and this stall had some good stuff, The cakes were tasty and smelt fresh home cooked. And is an achievement! in today’s time , some of the Women folks actually stayed on to cook these after their What’sApp chat.
Ah! The Golden Voice: It was during the exit, that her voice stopped me dead on my track, It was M.S. Subhalaxmi, the legendary classical Carnatic singer of yesteryears, along with the DVD I saw people buying Lata.., Kishori… the stall is put up by the Doordarshan people, celebrating the day, with the entire collection of women performers. It made my day.. I have some clue to what women Empowered meant, facing severe adversities to find the power to change the “status-quo” and take it to the next level?
NaubatKhana @ Redfort, In the east wall of the court stands the now-isolated NaubatKhana (also known as NakkarKhana), the drum house. Music was played at scheduled times daily next to a large gate, where everyone except royalty was required to dismount.
I had Clicked more then 200 pictures of Banaras, This somehow sums it up!
What do you think?
Point Of View: My latest adventure to the land of Spiritual awakening and Myth, The City Of Banaras. A city so old that people say that it was built by the gods, millions of Hindus, and others from various parts of the earth come and visit the land to share the two poles or point of view. 1. It is he land of ancient mysticism and pilgrimage to attain all the necessities of life, for a fuller and enjoyable life! 2. It is the land where people will attain “Moksha” if they DIE HERE! The above picture is that of a man, very old, who is waiting for his death, so that he can be free of the birth and rebirth! Banaras is the city of LIFE AND DEATH AT THE SAME TIME!