#Independent – Is SHE really independent ? #BlogchatterA2Z #Astitva

I stands for : Independent


(  What does this  picture tell you ?   To me , it tells that a woman who   has the wings , who  has the ability to fly , who has the power within to glow , still  has been  enslaved in a glass cage .  )

A piece of fiction on the word Independent

My excitement got high up to the sky as I read the  mail  about getting  shortlisted  for  an official Dubai trip. The company must have seen some quality in me that I was required to head the team at this five days conference  . My smile , my pride , my ability , all got its wings . I got so eager to share the news with someone at the earliest . And who else would   be  better than My Better Half ?  I quickly picked up phone and dialled .

” O Aadi , I am so  so so happy today , U know what ? I am going to Dubaiiiii ” I was in such a sparky mood

What to say of happy or sparky , the voice just didn’t come from the other side .

“Aadi , Hello ! Are you there ? Did you listen ?  Are you able to hear me ? ”

” Hmm Hmm ” just a cold sigh from Aaditya  and  a low voice came ” Let’s talk when we get back home ”

His response repressed the excitement and my musical mood . Many  thoughts and questions  started knocking   . When we sat together in the evening ,  his exasperating mood clearly demonstrated  the attack on a  male’s  ego   and his mindset  of keeping a  beautiful wife in a glass cage .  I tried explaining ,  first by love but  had to insist afterwards .   Choked family atmosphere was not going to be a new thing for me .  After all  it was my heart’s long awaited wish & lifetime opportunity .

I packed my bags and he had to come to say me  bye , unheartedly. There was my team waiting for me at the airport . He posed a smile to the five males of the team and asked the only other female  “How many girls in all ? ”

“Aadi , we are just two girls ”   With a fake smile I hugged him from the waist and said “Don’t worry ok ,  Take care, I’ll miss you  ” I tried to  draw the outline  of an understanding caring  hubby to my colleagues .

As soon as we entered the plane , my phone buzzed : Message from Aaditya : Oh , So this was the reason you were insisting so much . So many males ! Oh ! seems  you have got bored from me !  And Dubai is the ideal place . Enjoy baby ! Have fun .

Shortly , the flight attendants    requested  everybody  to click the airplane mode button on their  phones   ,  But you know what my fingers  clicked on  first ?  Clicked  Yes on “Do you want to block  Aaditya ?”

My thoughts on the word ‘Independent’

This story was a little example of women’s everyday   handcuffs . Even today ,  when we are living in 21st century , when we talk of Independence , freedom , gender inequality , women empowerment , our mindsets are not able to provide the real independence to women . Like in the picture  above , she has the wings , she has the ability to fly , she has the power within to glow ,but she has been  enslaved in a glass cage . Why ? Why is  SHE  not given support to fly , to fulfilll her dreams ?  Why couldn’t Aaditya sound equally exciting to her on phone ? Wouldn’t this have been so motivating for the female ? He would have gained lifetime  more love and respect . But….

The point which needs to be analysed is that Is she really independent ? Are’nt we still trying to enslave her mind ?   Don’t  our doubts  razzle-dazzle her love  , her purity , her  existence ?   Actually the action and conscious in which male finds his transcendence , is a silly bamboozle . It brings negativity . Let her be independent in the real manner . She no longer wants to live her life enchained . Let’s break the shackles !  Just love her and let her be .






Hi, I am Monika, an educationist for the last 17 years and a mom to a daughter for the last 11 years . Give me a hot cup of masala tea with some snacks plus a laptop and I am happy ! My Blog is a mixed bag of my observations ,learnings and experiences . To me , life is love, life is helping & learning from each other. Life is not that complex -We just have to stop overthinking .

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6 Responses

  1. Arjun Gupta says:

    Claiming to be open minded and being open minded are different. Women are independent by law but not by social norms.

  2. Seema Misra says:

    Women need the men in their life to support them in becoming independent and free spirited … “give her wings to fly” as the famous Bryan Adams song went!


  3. Sunita says:

    Very nice monika mam keep it up. Write for empowerment of women. Always with you

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