I am just an ordinary woman with extraordinary power within..

Picture this..

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.

“This post is a part of ‘The Woman That I Am’ Blog Hop #TheWomanThatIAm organized byRashi Roy and Manas Mukul #RRxMM. The Event is sponsored by Kraffitti

101 thoughts on “I am just an ordinary woman with extraordinary power within..

  1. Very well said, a woman who is the face of the changing scenario of the world, an ordinary woman with extraordinary power. Yes, we women are strong powerful and still don’t boast about it. Like you mentioned with my kids still school going I’m in your shoes of multitasking with work, kids, inlaws, parent, social commitments and then surely try to take time for myself in tidbits.
    Nice simple and lovely post.

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      1. Each woman is extraordinary and beautiful in her own way. We can multitask so well. Hats off to you and every woman out there for our unique ability to do so.

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  2. Yes you are a powerful woman, I must confess. Doing everything with such a balance, means a lot. Not everyone can do this with such efficiency. Kudos to all the women out there just like you. More power to you ma’am.

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  3. “I am that woman who is unapologetic about wearing that red lipstick” reminded me of Twinkle Kapadia’s writeup about Red Lipstick of little hope! Well written!

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  4. Wow, story of one woman which is relatable to many. Each one of us is trying to balance home and family while keeping our sanity and your post highlighted the same very well. Well-written!

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  5. Yes we all operate in the world of the binaries and hence must keep acknowledging these, and though I am against the supwewoman myth we are all negotiating these difficultspaces as ordinary women each day, well attempted.

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  6. Identifying, acknowledging and cherishing the extraordinary power within every ordinary woman is simply and beautifully put together in your post. As you said “it is the story of every woman” but not everyone can do it with such ease and contentment. Kudos to you and may you inspire many to find the power within!

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  7. This is how a woman deals with all the responsibilities. I loved to read about the woman with extraordinary and multitasking power. I relate to each and every word. More power to you dear!

    Deepika Mishra

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  8. True women don so many hats and manage everything well. A wonderfully written post. The way you portrayed the daily chores of a woman that she manages with panache is amazing. Kudos
    Deepika Sharma

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  9. Enjoyed reading your piece, Ritwika. Loved the contrasts. A woman does not have to be a superwoman. We all have an extraordinary power within. Your blog is indeed a find. Keep inspiring.

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  10. Super post. Every woman who manages her home, hobbies and work is a superwoman. It is important to realise that and be self aware. Only then no one can bring one down mentally with unnecessary words

    Meena from balconysunrise.wordpress.com

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  11. We are not ordinary but super special. So nice to see women appreciate themselves. The next generation is wise and it’s exciting to see! There is promise in the future…

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  12. Yes we woman are indeed “superwomen” who are capable of everything like our counterparts. Only problem sometimes not appreciated enough or not encouraged enough. We need to give ourselves a chance first rather than wait for others.

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  13. Lovely post of an ordinary woman with extraordinary powers. It is so important to be confident of your powers and abilities and realise your importance in the life of others. How much we want others to appreciate and tell us, it does not happen and thus, when you know what you are doing is right and makes you happy, you are ready to face any battle and accept all challenges. I beautiful post 🙂

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  14. See how funny it is we all have same story but still there is something in your story that pulled me closer to you. It is your Confidence and undetering attitude. Probably it was there since beginning and with experience and time you have mastered it. I loved your tone in this post. #damurureads Urvashi

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  15. Well said! Well written, the persona of an ordinary woman with extraordinary powers and capabilities, a woman has no boundaries whether it is about multitasking, about taking care of relations, about a diligent involvement in building Kiddo’s future and many more.

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  16. 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.

    Fab lines…
    You are amazing as you are. Lovely post.

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  17. Such a heartwarming post. Women are multitasking all the time yet do not care to pat their backs. This is one post that will surely remind us of our contributions.

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  18. Yes, you have spoken for every woman out there. Loved this line ‘No, I am not a superwoman; I am just an ordinary woman with extraordinary power within.’

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  19. Wow with all these abilities and interests, you are not an ordinary woman dear- you are truly extraordinary! Believe me, I simply don’t don as many hats as you do, but I really appreciate that you credit being a woman with the ability to do it all!

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  20. Being a feminist who isn’t a male basher and someone who doesn’t discriminate. I loved both these qualities about you! I believe that womanhood needs to be celebrated and the extraordinary strength we have within must be realised for the better.

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  21. yes u have some extra ordinary powers. I remember a post of you on Facebook where u mentioned that u were an introvert in the former eyars and now you are easily speaking to the celebrities. Well it’s nothing but that extraordinary power within u. An effective message passed on in the simplest words. Always love reading your candid writings. 🙂

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  22. Wow
    Aren’t we all one.
    Felt the connect from the root to shoot.
    Inspiring and a read which anyone can relate and connect with.

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  23. The ordinary becomes extraordinary overtime. And, all the women working or stay at home mum are the Superwoman. Being an equal partner in the relationship is equally important.

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  24. Every woman is a super woman. They forget to realise how much they contribute to so many lives around them and most of these lives would be nothing without these women. Wonderful write up. Great that you celebrated yourself. Thanks for joining the hop and giving us a chance again.
    #RRxMM #TheWomanThatIAM

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