Someone with headphones, doing medical transcription files, making her toddler practice alphabets, keeping a count of whistles of the cooker, responding to a mail by relative, answering the doorbell and again coming back and doing her work, getting up again and attending to the second child (infant) who just woke up, and still being sane!!
Yup..that was me, not now, few years ago, but yes humanly it was possible for me to multitask without losing my sanity. This is not just me..this is the story of almost all women out there.
I am a woman who can sing Robindro songeet and hum a Coldplay song with equal ease. I can carry off the old values imparted by my parents and pass it on them to my children albeit tweaking the values a little, being more liberal and more friendly. I am a woman who can whip up a meal of daal chawal and try out spaghetti bolognese with equal panache. I am someone who can attend to ailing parents and brace my child’s board exams with equal poise and calm. I am someone who can attend a blogger’s meet soaking in the lovely words and interactions and being playful with my kids’ friends without try hard! I am someone who jumps into trying out new things, new profession without bothering that now I am 40 plus.
I am the woman who is feminist yet not a male basher. I am a feminist who has brought up a strong son and daughter, imparting same values, with no discrimination. I am someone who doesn’t think twice before writing about women’s issues or trying to bring in a change by teaching my daughter that menstruation is not impure or asking my son to help me deal with my PMS. I am the wife who is a friend and a support to her husband, a daughter who can bring smile to her ageing parents’ face, a sister who can comfort her siblings on a call or WhatsApp message. I am a friend who is always there to hear my friends out. I am that woman who is unapologetic about wearing that red lipstick or taking out me time.
This is me..a woman who is face of the changing scenario of the world. I am a woman who is balancing and multitasking not just work but relations, generations, values. I am that woman who is mending the fences between Doordarshan and Instagram.
No, I am not a superwoman; I am just an ordinary woman with extraordinary power within.