What’s Cooking? #BlogchatterA2Z

Asmi’s Journal
6th April

This. Is something which makes me laugh out loud. Smrik in response. And feel pity for the thinking of our so-called educated society.

‘What’s your educational qualification?
That’s good.
So, tell me what all can you cook?’

I mean, seriously?

No matter how much qualified, brilliant, an achiever a girl is, but she will pass the matrimonial exam only if she knows cooking.

*slow clap*

You are looking for a life partner or a cook for your son? This mentality that a girl, regardless of her caliber and ambition, is born to make only rotis, is eating our daughters and their dreams like the termite.

I really want to ask people why don’t we ask the same question cooking to the boy? If it’s gender equality we talk about and if after marriage both the man and the woman are working, then it is wrong to say that it’s the responsibility and duty of the wife only to come home after a day’s long work and cook, alone. Or let’s say she does this, then there must be days when the husband does the same too.

In fact, considering that both a boy and a girl move out to study further and work eventually, the tag of cooking is kept dusted and shining only to be handed to the girl. Especially, once she completes her education or reaches the appropriate age of marriage. When she is looking forward, up at the sky, waiting for the moment when she can fly.

Her wings are tied down with ladles and aprons, you put her in the cage of a kitchen, and force her to look down at what’s cooking.


Because she is born a girl? Is that what every girl is meant for? To Cook?!

कलछी नहीं तू कलम पकड़,
रोटी नहीं, तू अपनी ज़िन्दगी बना I

मिल जाएगा तुझे जीवन साथी फिर भी,
पर शायद नहीं ढूंढ पाएगी तू खुद को,
एक बार खो जाने के बाद I

मत कर अपने सपनों को कैद एक रसोई में I
तेरी उड़ान की ऊंचाई तू तभी समझ पाएगी,
तेरे सपनों में रंग तू तभी भर पाएगी,
तू खुद को आजमाएगी I

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Author: rashi mital

A mother and a travel enthusiast, I love speed and am proud of my driving skills. In my free time I love reading, writing, and sometimes doing nothing. I try to live every moment and believe in living young despite the age.

2 Comments on “What’s Cooking? #BlogchatterA2Z

  1. A bitter fact of the society! True how talented our girls are, they are still pulled down to be confined to the four walls of the kitchen. Well presented Rashi.

    1. Hey Rashmi,

      Thanks much for reading and extremely apologetic for replying late. I hope the perspective changes in a few years from now, at least by the time our kids reach this phase of their life.

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