Saturday, March 08, 2008

SPECIAL DAYS.....WORTHLESS ACTS.....



HAPPY WOMEN’S DAY!!!!!
Now that’s what every Tom,Dick and Harry and every Seeta,Geeta and Meeta whom I happened to meet on the 8th of March wished me.
And the next question to follow was how you celebrated your special day? Well, I was a bit confused or say blank about the answer. What should I answer? Should I give them those page 3 kinda answers….means...I went shopping, gossiping, partying whole day with my female pals or should I say the truth….that it was a very normal day spent doing routine day stuff. I preferred the later statement and to my obvious expectation the reaction was….Don’t tell me. You didn’t do anything special today? Come on lady….it is your day today. Get going!!!!
Well, so much of coaxing didn’t change my mind nor was I tempted to spend the remaining hours doing what I should ideally be doing according to my so called well wishers.

However, it did raise a thought in my mind about the people’s perspective about these numerous days which they keep celebrating enthusiastically.
One such day is the great controversial Valentine’s Day. Every year couples wait eagerly for this blessed day when they can express their seamless love to each other. Flowers, greetings, heart shaped balloons are visible everywhere you go. How can I forget “Red”- the colour of the day!!! (I bet the other colours would be getting jealous of Red for stealing the show. pun intended….) every other galli,nukka(here comes my hindi again….)was filled with couples with varying degrees of PDA(public display of affection) and with guys portraying every single sign of being a Romeo trying to impress some or the other Juliet. The loners are left sighing deeply for being left alone in this mean, cruel world. Infact, looking at those cozy couples must have definitely added to their depression and the want to have a partner to depend on (or should I say to show to the world that I too have a gf/bf and I too am of the Yo!!! Types..) Well, I don’t understand why do you need to anxiously, curiously wait for a single day to express your feelings when nature has provided 365 days to do so? Come on….spending thousands of bucks( surprisingly a single red rose which costs Rs.2-5/- on a normal day is sold for Rs.25-50/- on the Special occasion of LOVE) on a single day just to follow the trend is a mere waste of money, energy and your fast moving precious time. However, here the gift shop owners, flower vendors will completely resist and oppose my statement. And why won’t they? Am I not pessimistically interfering in their business? Don’t forget it’s not just the couple’s day out but their day too, when they can earn almost double or triple the amount they make the whole week.
Come on people, be rationalistic and think of expending money on something worth spending on, which will give satisfaction to both the payer as well as the receiver.

Now comes the Women’s day.. Whole day I saw a news channel broadcasting the silver screen’s saas and bahu’s showing of their revealing dresses, partying and dancing and expressing fake views on women empowerment and things they were hardly aware and concerned of. They were in such a wild mood as if it was the only day they could get to get wild. Rich women, be it from the business class or the celebrity class were felicitated for their achievements. None gave it a thought to think about the thousands of women suffering form domestic abuses, dowry abuses, eve teasing etc everyday. Why cant this day be treated a special day to make people aware of these abuses and their growing proportion. Women who have fought against such cruelty and such criminal domination in their real life without any helping hand and favorable circumstances should be awarded with. This will help creating a respectful position of women on their male counterpart leading to at least a decrease in the abuses…
Well, it ofcourse is a subjective topic but it’s an idea worth giving a thought on. So go ahead, think about it and act on it whenever possible..

13 comments:

Raj said...

Heheheh Hilarious version of the Women's Day! I don't think here we have this special day... A simple thought has anybody behaved in a very nice way towards you just because it "Your Day" ?....Nope! Then why should they wish you?

suren said...

its fine if ppl decide to celebrate valentine's day or women's day ... i wonder y it is on that particular day alone .. does that mean its not recognised the remaining 364 days ?? btw evidences of celebrating womanhood is found as early as harappan times may be these occasions should remind ppl

Mysterio!! said...

hmm what u say is fair enuff... but en world always wants to look at the bright sides..coz all of us have da gloomy sides... which we spend our lifes fighting or changing... U need such occasions to feel good and feel happy !!
Its been like tht for ages... when we talk about ramayan.. everyone remembers Lord Ram killing Ravan.. but what nobody recalls is he still could not get Sita... da very reason why he ended Ravana's life for !!

Matangi Mawley said...

gr8 post!

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Madcap said...

nice post!!
one thing that i've noticed is that the "PDA" goes up a cpl of notches on feb 14th..maybe its the relative postion of venus(or any other planet for that matter) or maybe its the darn effect of consumerism..i may never know.
n reg. women's day, i think they should rather call it 'socialite's day'..coz they are the ones having all the fun

Dragon said...

nice post.now a days things have turned right for women..way to go

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Mohit said...

Whole New Prospective on Woman's Day :) Really Nice.

ArUn raFi said...

i had the same kinda opinions..not so much on the valentines day..bt on the womens day yeah u r dead right..instead of focussing the problems or probably putting forward survval stories of great ladies that wud inspire..the news channels stick to the saas bahu panorama..and sadly there are peole who are ready to watch that too..
wud have prefered if you could have shared more ideas and opinions on the issue cos thats something thats not given much importance..infact i added my friend on my blog so tht she could add some points from a ladys point of view..
keep it up..
cheers

Akshay kashid said...

hmm good work marathi muli..:)

Ronny said...

Hmm...For every troubles female soul there is aswell an hen-pecked husband , dominated bf and tormented lover ...morever woman empowerment doesnt come from celebrating days such as these ...the very presence of these days show little confidence in temselves and try to hide it thru these day celebrations etc ....woman will be empowered only when they r let off .,.unbound from all rules n regualtions ....

Pradeep KC said...

Gud write... continue ur work...