“Usually you see that a number of women athletes pull out of active sports after marriage or after a pregnancy. But that’s changing now. I’d like to believe that I have shown that one can still be a champion athlete even after being a mother. If I can do it, I don’t see a reason why other girls can’t”, says boxing legend MC Mary Kom, the most decorated amateur boxer in the world (8 world championships medals).
The pandemic has been hard on businesses everywhere, and many have had to get creative to survive.
For Suta, a clothing brand that works with artisans from all around the country, the fight to survive didn’t come at the cost of their people. In fact, they hired new weavers even during these difficult times.
Read about how two sisters empowered more than 16,000 weavers while building a Rs 50 crore brand:
“It’s not all as romantic and beautiful as they say… Being a parent is a beautiful combination of being a student and a teacher. It’s about learning and unlearning and both teaching your child and learning as a parent, too”, shared Sushmita Sen about her experience of motherhood.
Sushmita, 46, adopted Reneé in 2000, who is now 22 years old. Sushmita then adopted Alisah, in 2010.
For #MothersDay, we honour motherhood in its many forms with short yet special tales.
#happymothersday2022 Neena Gupta raised her daughter Masaba Gupta as a single mother. She faced hardships while taking care of her, but she never asked anyone for help to raise her.
Gupta says she was an overprotective mother “because I was a single mother. When Masaba was a teenager, I constantly hovered around her like a satellite. I have changed now, but only a little (smiles). I have learnt to let her be, to some extent.
Eating curd rice actually boosts your brain activity and makes you happier!
See, curd has this unique amino acid called tryptophan, which is an essential compound for the human body. The interesting bit is that the acid is not synthesised by the body, which means that tryptophan can only be obtained from foods we eat.
Why are the laborious tasks performed by homemakers round the clock not recognised as ‘work’?
No doubt a homemaker’s contribution to a family’s existence and well-being is ‘priceless’. However, it is certainly not ‘valueless’.
Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay observed: “to state blandly that woman produces children and rears them, cooks food, cleans, washes, is not enough…the housewife is as much of a working woman as a factory worker.