Women empowerment

We have been living in a society, where women are supposed to be worshipped/respected.

यत्र नार्यस्तु पूज्यन्ते रमन्ते तत्र देवता

Perhaps, we, as a society, started with that, but then we veered off and started off doing exactly the opposite. Now this generation of women has to fight for equal rights and opportunities. The concept of women's equality is quite weird, as women cannot be equal to men, they are and will be always far superior to men. It’s their modesty, that they want to settle for equality.

I am very lucky to have known several wonderful women. The first one I saw was my mom. She is the reason; I feel terrified if I think of doing something wrong. She believes in correcting rather than punishing. She taught me that good or bad times are not permanent, so try enjoy or learn from it.

Both of my sisters, even though, they made me work for them all my childhood as I was the youngest, I never realized then that it was just a prep for my post-marriage life. Well jokes apart, they have been a great influence on me right from day 1 (I mean, literally). They taught me that being respectful to a lady is mandatory. They have faced several challenges, hardships in life but came out as a winner. They are a huge inspiration for me.

Barring the first 17 years of my life, my wife has occupied almost all of my mind space. She made me realize that a woman can be sensitive, sweet, supportive, gentle, warm, empathetic, affectionate, tender, emotional, kind, helpful, devoted, and understanding. Also, a woman can be as tough as nails, when needed. I have been a great fan of her as whatever she does, she does great, whether founding a company or running it or raising kids or taking care of the home or taking care of community animals.

Daughters can be the greatest teachers if you care to listen to them. They are the source of motivation and the reason why you should be a better person. Nothing can be more divine and soothing than the sight of your daughter. I’m grateful to God that I have two daughters, who make my life worth living. Just because they are young, that doesn’t mean that they are weak. Last week only my teenage daughter stood her ground in front of 8 animal haters while she was feeding community dogs in our society. I never thought that she was so strong-willed like her mom.

In our society, we have so many examples of women leading from the front, like Indira Gandhi, Kalpana Chawla, Sudha Murthy, Kiran Bedi, Surekha Satpute, Sindhu Tai Sapkal, Lata Parmar, Lata Mangeshkar, and many more. They have paved the way for the next generation of world leaders. They all have shown us that if given an opportunity, women excel in whatever field they choose.

Time has come we all acknowledge that every woman is the incarnation of three goddesses; Laxmi, The goddess of wealth; Durga, The goddess of power and Saraswati, the goddess of wisdom. For a stronger, better world, we, men, must rely on Women's Empowerment. It is more beneficial for men than it is for women.