Friday, March 08, 2013

To celebrate or not

It's Women's Day today and it would have gone by without a post had the Husband not entered at 10 in the night bearing a cake. No I wasn't surprised.. that's too mild a reaction.

The kids were thrilled.. Naisha moreso because as the youngest lady in the house she had the privelege of cutting the cake.

Naisha stuffed the last bit of her food into her mouth and got ready to cut the cake.
That's Hrit's hand sneaking in for a lick!
Through the day I've been receiving messages from many of my ebullient friends wishing me for Women's Day. Then there is the other bunch who said 'What's special about today??' Every day is Women's Day or 'What's the point in celebrating Women's day when so many women across the country are not safe/are suffering?'

Well both have a point. However I'd rather go with the enthusiastic lot rather than the Scrooges. Yes March 8 will not change the state of Women across the country. However, instead of debating whether to celebrate, why not take the opportunity to be grateful for being one of the priveledged minority while pledging to do something for those others who are not? Of course you could have already done that yesterday or the day before that, or last week.. well then consider March 8 a reminder.

The same goes for other days.. Valentine's day, Mother's Day, Father's Day. However, I do draw the line at Hug Day, Teddy Day, Kiss Day, Slap Day, Kick Day... hey I'm not making them up.. those really are 'days'. But then that's just me. If you feel like it.. go for it.. celebrate them all. Life's a celebration after all.

MEanwhile here's some cake for all my women friends with the hope that the coming years will get only better and have great things in store for all of us across the world. A very very happy and empowering Women's Day to all of you.


  1. Totally agree that there is no point debating whether the day is just another peg to hang marketing strategies on, one that only reinforces a male construct. Posts like yours, and initiatives that impact the status of women in our society can leverage the popularity of "the day" to get result. We can take it, like you said, as a reminder, and we can celebrate the stupidity of men a little more on this day, what do you say?

  2. Yes maybe we need these days to celebrate and change something from routine.. But I still stay a non-believer!

  3. Getting that cake was such a sweet gesture!!!

    Yesterday when I went home I carried a rose & gajra for her...needless to say she was on cloud 9!!!!

    Well my post says a lot about my views on the day and in fact all those days that are being celebrated by us. To each its own..hai na?

    Happy Women's Day :)

  4. Hey Subhorup just because I like celebrating Women's Day doesn't mean I think men are stupid. I know some really sweet ones like the one who got me cake ;-).

    Sirisha - agree to disagree then.

    Smita - Absolutely :-). Rose n gajra .. Great.

  5. Yeah, the hero really is the man who brought the cake. ;)

  6. I look at it as I day I get to co ordinate dress color with the others in office, get a little treat from the facilities dept and loads of men trying to be "women-friendly" by showing their support. Its just another day to talk and make noise about.

  7. With a cake like that, you should celebrate :) Especially since your hsuband remembered :)

  8. @pinsocks : lolz.. Good way to look at it.

    @smitha: my views exactly. Correction on one point though.. He didn't remember, he wasn't allowed to forget :-).

  9. 'why not take the opportunity to be grateful for being one of the priveledged minority while pledging to do something for those others who are not?' totally agree OM!

    Btw, wonder how I missed this one :)


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