Thursday, October 31, 2013

A Remote Control

A writing prompt app gave me this prompt and here is what I came up with...

A remote control that controlled the entire household! When Maya heard about this remote, she scoffed. Why would I need such a device? The stranger on the road had just thrust it into her hand and walked away smiling.

And then her day turned downhill. After she got home from work, she just wanted peace. But Misha's homework had to be looked at and Mayur had a test the next day. The mother in law needed to be taken for a dental checkup and her maid had not turned up.

At this time, that remote control seemed like a great friend. she would just freeze everything and sit back. She could sleep, read, listen to her favourite classical music or catch up with a friend. She had just reached into her bag to get the device out when Misha walked into the room. She had completed her homework without any help. This was the first time ever and she was ecstatic. She had a big grin on her face. The mother in law heard and hugged Misha.  She got a box of laddoos out of the kitchen and handed one to everyone. Mayur fell into the role of the older brother and playfully teased Misha. And Misha teased him back.They were both laughing while their grandmother looked on indulgently.

Maya realised that the tension she had been feeling had evaporatedand was replaced by a warm happy feeling. She had forgotten all about the remote. If she had frozen them all, she would have missed out on such awesome happy family time. She breathed a sigh of relief that she had not used it.

"I was right. I don't need it", was Maya's thought before she woke up.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Real Women Have Faults

This one line, Real women have faults popped into my head when I finished reading this article where a mother dressed her little girl as iconic women.

The last line in this article says
"Set aside the Barbie dolls and the Disney Princesses for just a moment and let's show our girls the real women they can be"

I read this line and I was like yes, we should all follow this. And then I looked at the pic of Coco Chanel with a cigarette on her lips.
Coco Chanel
The next thought in my head was that real women have faults.  They are not and can never be the embodiment of perfection that a barbie has come to become. And that in my mind is the only reason we don't appreciate real women as much as we should. They have faults.

Can we just forget the faults and concentrate on the great things about the women in our lives instead???

Oh and as a side note, here is a really interesting article on Barbie and real life proportions. Do read it!
Real Life Vs Barbie

Monday, October 14, 2013

Why we listen to radio

So this morning I heard a catchy song on my wall to work.  When I reached office, I was still humming that tune. my Neighbour heard it and he commented about it. He asked me which radio Station I had been listening to. And then a few of us got into a discussion about the popular radiostations and the radio jockeys on air.
"You know what's funny", he asked."That we have so much of techndogy at our disposal now and we still listen to radio.Our parents used to listen to radio."
And I told him it is very easy to listen to the radio because we dont have to make any decisions.  Just turn it on and the songs play for you. How true is that?
And how often in our lives are we willing to let others make decisions for us? If we do that, do we have the right to crib about having a mediocre life?  Are we listening to songs others pick out for us?