Radhika's Diaries

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The blogging world is a wonderful one. Fellow bloggers “Like, Comment, Follow…” and in the process become good friends. One such is Anindya  (you can check out his blog here) a blogger who has a wonderful blog on varied topics. When he requested me to do a Guest Post for his Blog, how could I not do so? Normally I tend to go for lighthearted topics and give them the humor treatment…… But this time I decided to take another path. Originally intended for International Women’s day, but delayed due to various reasons ( I personally believe everyday is Women’s Day) here is the Guest Post I did for Anindya’s  My Daily Journal.  (you can check out the original post through the above link)

To all the wonderful women out there……


When I was 6 years old, my father said, “Tell me which doll you want…”
I said, “Could I have the blue-eyed one?”
And he said, “Of course baby,  it’s your choice.”

When I was 16, my father said, “What do you want for your birthday.”
I said, “Nothing Daddy, you have already given me so many gifts….”
And he said, “You are my darling daughter. Tell me, you can have anything you want.”

When I was 18, my father said, “I have seen a boy for you. The marriage is in 6 months.”
I said, “Daddy, I don’t want to get married now. I want to study.”
And he turned red and said angrily, “You will do as I say. THIS IS MY HOUSE!!

And I got married.

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A few months after, my husband said, “Don’t ask me dear, cook anything you like.”
I said, “It’s easier if you help me to decide….”
And he said, “Anything is fine. It’s your wish.”

Another day he said, “Thank you for looking after the home and my parents so well.”
I said, “It’s not a big deal. I’m doing it out of love for my own people.”
And he said, “Nevertheless, I would like to give you a gift. Ask for anything you like.”

Then one day he said, “I have quit my job and we have to move from this house.”
I said, “Oh, You never mentioned anything before! What happened?”
He turned purple and said, “What will you do by knowing!! I decide these things anyway. THIS IS MY HOUSE!!”
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Years later, my son said, “Amma why stay alone in this big house? Let us sell it.”
I said, “But then, where will I go son?”
And he said, “You are welcome to live with me.”

Some months later, my son said, “Her parents are coming for a few months. We will need the guest room.”
I said, “Of course son. Shall I move my things?”
And he said, “You can sleep in the little one’s room. He would love it!”

Then one day, my son said, “I’m sorry Amma. We cannot change our lifestyle for you.”
I said, “I am trying my best to keep up son. But I am old and set in my ways too….”
And I turned pale as he said, “If you cannot adjust then…… THIS IS MY HOUSE!

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14 thoughts on “Whose house is it anyway??

  1. Anindya says:

    Thank you Radhika, the pleasure of hosting you was mine….:)


  2. Anita says:

    Wow. I got goosebumps reading this.
    Love the clear, easy flowing lucid style of writing.


    1. Thank you Anita. Thank you very much!!! 🙂


  3. Powerful stuff….really got me thinking, as this is so very different a situation to any I have experienced. I really enjoyed reading it C x

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I’m glad you liked it Claire!! Women in many parts of India still live in a patriarchal society unfortunately….

      Liked by 1 person

  4. This post brings up so many issues for me as a woman. You have written in such a loving style yet the message is strong. Thank you

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you Diana!! 🙂 🙂


  5. Manas Dutta says:

    Only the moisture of my eyes know how touching it is !!
    So beautifully you portrayed a women….selfless…understanding…loving. 🙂


  6. Chiru says:

    Strong use of words and yes true fact…

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you Chiru!! Yes it is.

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Sunith says:

    Locations change, relations change but the story remains the same. Good one!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Absolutely Sunith. The story remains the same!!

      Thank you for the read and for the words of appreciation!! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Sunith says:

    Welcome Radhika


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