An Ode to Womanhood on International Women’s Day
Through years, women have been proving themselves in directions hard to believe. On International Women’s day, we salute the wonderful existence of the fairer sex.
Enough songs have been sung about their importance and numerous prose as well as poems published
about their roles. And they haven’t been able to do justice to a woman’s life and thoughts. It would be a cliché to say that today women are seen everywhere, facing challenges with courage, breaking the social shackles, rising through thick and thin. Be it the corporate ladder, facing their lives all alone, carving a niche in the art world or transforming the though process of people, women have been successful in doing it all.
We talk to some of those who have dared to take the road less traveled and chase their dreams.
If for some, it is the family that they have marched ahead against,there are few who believe in fighting with their own self and conquering their fears. Vibhuti Bhatt, CEO of One Advertising is one such person. “It is all about respecting the woman inside you. If you think you are weak and cannot match up to your male colleagues, you will never be able to.
But once you have the bar raised for your self, everyone else will fall in place. I have been managing both work and my home for years. They are two different lives that any working woman lives and I am glad I balance them well,” adds Vibhuti.
For those who don’t know her by name, her unique texture of voice in “Mar jawa” ( Fashion) and “Payaliya” (Dev D) might get her back in your mind. She is the perfect example of small town girls making it big in the Tinsel Town but Shruti too has faced her own share of challenges,
“For a single young girl, Mumbai is not the easiest place to live in.I have stuck in here and kept my hopes high. It feels great when I look back and realize that I haven’t lost my values and ethics in life, which, if you are living in a city like Mumbai and working in Bollywood is tough to retain,” says the singer.
She adds, “Life never comes easy especially if you earn to be an artist”
But when you look back, the journey is most satisfying. There have been good times and bad times, it took a few years for me to carve a niche for myself but now that I have, I feel it is all worth it.”
Walking the path of life all alone even at the age of thirty six, having survived two broken marriages, she is the perfect example of strong, empowered women of the 21st century who doesn’t think twice before getting rid of the wrong male elements if they are creating trouble.
She says, “Being alone is not a curse, its a challenge. I have to handle all my social, financial, professional, personal work all alone.
I am of the opinion that being woman one has to be multitasking to do all your daily work. I believe that struggles are a part of every one’s life but being a single the troubles amplify but one has to overcome them.”