It’s been a week of celebrating womanhood in various forms and events. And while we are done with congratulating women for their success and glory, I have a question for you.
What is the first picture that comes in your mind when reading these 2 words – Urban Woman?
Most of you would imagine a lady with formal attire and a handbag. You would imagine someone who is spending life independently, someone who is passionate about her career, someone who thinks aloud and expresses herself well.
This is quite a contrary to what a woman was 2 generations earlier. Earlier a woman was known for home making, raising children at home, taking care of her family’s meals, doing house chores – far away from the outside world.
Now the question is – has woman changed completely? Is it a complete contrast to what she was earlier and what she is now?
In my opinion – this is NOT a contrast. It’s a step ahead of what she has been doing for many generations.
I agree today’s woman is independent, but not to forget that she is the one who is holding her nuclear family together and acting as a Home Minister to run her home. She is bossing in office but she knows very well how to respect elders in the family. She is financially stable, but she makes her utmost efforts to support the family financially, not just her dreams. She is passionate about her career, but surely looks at her watch as the office ending hours near, thinking her husband might be waiting.
She is the one who knows dressing up in formals for meetings and also dressing -up as traditional as possible in festive seasons. She now have her own social circle along with her family one.
So in my opinion, she is a balance of a traditional and modern woman.
It’s definitely a roller coaster ride juggling between home and office and many urban women are enjoying this successfully. It’s a see-saw game everyday. 🙂
The family expectations are still the same from her – cooking at home, respecting elders, being religious, raising children with our traditions and cultures. And amongst all this, she has her own world of dreams and aspirations.
I salute this power of women and enjoy being a part of it!
I am sure the ladies reading this blog would agree with me and the gentlemen would be thinking about their “urban woman” who has made their world beautiful!!