Friday, 7 March 2014

United We Stand



N, E, W & S were four senior women who belonged to the four parts of India- North, East, West & South respectively, but stayed in the same neighborhood in a cosmopolitan city in Central India. 
The four were best-friends, who had many points in common –

  • Their husbands worked in the same office
  • Each of them had 1 son & 1 daughter
  • Each of them had 1 Daughter-in-law (DIL)
  • Each of them loved watching daily soaps- Saas-Bahu TV-serials.
  • Each of them loved kitty-parties & planned a monthly party at one of their homes 
  • They gossiped about their DILs- How their DILs were never good at whatever they did and how their daughters were better.
They decided to celebrate this month’s party at E’s place on 8th March – International Women’s Day (IWD).

N, E, W & S were four young women who belonged to the four parts of India- North, East, West & South respectively, but stayed in the same neighborhood. 
The four were best-friends, who had many points in common –
  • Their Mothers-in-law (MIL) were best-friends (described as above!)
  • They gossiped about their MILs- How their MILs were never satisfied with whatever they did and how they always treated their daughters better. 

In the conference-call they had last evening , one of the DIL friends proposed, "No matter what, starting this IWD, we will always behave our best, and try to treat our MILs even better than we treat our own Moms."
The four DIL friends had unanimously said, “k”.

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DIL E was concerned how this month’s party would turn out. She remembered that four months ago, when the party was in E’s place, everyone had criticized DIL E indirectly viz. asking for extra salt & sugar in the food. DIL E had taken extra care in the preparation this time as she didn’t want any complaints. 

But, despite her best attempts, one of the dishes got a bit burnt & DIL E discarded the burnt portion. But, the remaining food did have that smoky smell & taste. As there was no time to prepare another dish or order for home-delivery, DIL E was left with no choice but to serve it. This time all the senior women were so delighted and full of praise for her that DIL E was confused. 

Her DIL friends also observed a drastic change in their MILs.

They didn’t know of the text conversation their MILs had the previous day-
One of the MIL friends proposed, "No matter what, starting this IWD, we will always behave our best, and try to treat our DILs even better than we treat our own daughters."
The four MIL friends had unanimously replied, “k”.


This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.

This time we’re aiming at making it more creative! Your post must contain a text conversation ending with someone saying “k”.

 

This post is for the Write Tribe Festival Of Words- Day 7 on the occasion of International Woman’s Day (IWD). The theme is ‘women’ & also the theme for IWD 2014 - ‘inspiring change’.


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82 comments:

  1. This is quite a feel-good piece! Much more than "k" :) Creative and socially meaningful at the same time.

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    1. Thank you so much Beloo :) Glad you liked it!

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  2. Hey this is a great post! 'K' is used creatively & conveys a relevant msg for Women's Day! Happy Women's Day to U! :)

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    1. Happy Women's Day to you too :) Thank you so much! :)

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  3. How cleverly you fused together both the prompts.
    k....okay excellent.

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  4. Very clever...
    Awesome post :)
    Happy Women's Day to all...

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    1. Thankyou so much. Happy Women's day :)

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  5. Wow!! A wonderful post! :) Happy Women's day! :)

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  6. creative one!
    I liked how you ended it :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by & sharing your view :)

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  7. K that felt good. Lovely post

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  8. Where are you living?Utopia?
    Just kidding.Good one and imaginative too but very few practise

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    1. Actually, Sir :) At least "it happens in my Blog!"
      Wish it happens in reality :)

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  9. Feel good write up :) Happy Women's day! :)

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    1. Thanks :) Delighted you liked it!

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  10. Great post , great way to celebrate the Womens Day!
    Wish all MILs & DILs read your post.
    Happy Women's day!

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    1. Thank you so much! :)
      Thought I'll make an effort & inspire change :)

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  11. More than a 'k' for sure. I'm gonna get my MIL to read this!

    Lovely post Anita! :)

    Happy Womens Day to a wonderful women, whom I have had the privilege to know via the wonderful world of blogging! :D

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    1. Thanks Soumya :) Means a lot!
      Happy Women's Day to you!
      Even I feel blessed to be in such elite company :)

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  12. This was certainly a feel good post :)
    Wish all MILs and DILs did the same..:)

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    1. Thanks! Yes, we all wish that! Wish our wish comes true :)

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  13. Nice way of linking the prompt and the theme! It's about time women stopped being each other's enemies...

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    1. Thanks for stopping by & for your appreciation :)
      Yes, high time! Waiting for a change in our thinking...

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  14. Very interesting and thoughtful post.
    Happy Women's Day.

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    1. Thanks a lot, Ushaji :) Happy Women's Day!

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  15. aaha :) That was a feel good post, Anita. Appreciate the thought. I wish this was true. Sometimes, a woman is a woman's worst enemy. Its high time that stopped !!!

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    1. Thanks Sreeja :)
      Yes, that's the point I wanted to include in my post...-a woman is unfortunately another woman's worst enemy... Indeed, high time for a change...

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  16. This is touching. May there be unity among women!

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    1. Thanks Michelle.
      Unity amongst women all over the world! We are sisters! :)

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  18. Awesome post...I hope this happens in reality :)

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    1. True Doc! We need this medicine to improve Society's health! :)

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  19. Saas-Bahu became united... That spells doom for the tv serials..!!
    Happy Women's day Anita..

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    1. New serials then, Preethi- How Saas-Bahu unitedly achieve progress for the country rather than causing impediments in the path of one another! :)
      Happy Women's Day!

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  20. Nice post on IWD.
    Happy Women' Day Anita.
    BTW is that DIL you? :-)

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    1. Thank you so much for your appreciation & wish :)
      I feel every DIL & MIL has faced this before! But, exceptions do exist! ;)

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  21. Fantastic one! Liked it very much!

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    1. Thanks Sindhu :) Glad you liked it!

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  22. That was a nice story - and I so liked the title.. I enjoyed reading it, nicely written and left me with a good feeling:-) Thanks:-)

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    1. Thanks Eli for your kind words.
      Awesome comments leave us with good feelings :)

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    1. Thanks Indrani :) Glad you liked it!

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  24. Visiting here after may incognito days. surely this one is a wonderful read, Anita. loved the idea too. Happy Women's Day..!

    First giveaway in my blog. Hope you'd join my team :)
    A Rat's Nibble ~ Surprise Giveaway

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    1. Thanks Meera! Happy Women's Day to you too :)
      Will check out the amazing giveaway :)

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  25. very happy happy post felt good.hope all say similar "k"this iwd.dxbnidblog

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    1. Thank you so much! I love to be the reason of everyone feeling happy & good! :)
      Honoured :)

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  26. DIL MIL Gaye ... highly creative, the way u hv used "K" word is simplyy superb ..

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    1. Thanks Bhavana! Mile Sur mera tumhara :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by & reading :)

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  28. Cleverly done. Oh dear what will the daughters do now! Hopefully their MILs are k.

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    1. Actually, Suzy! The chain has to continue everywhere to be fair to all!
      How can we inspire such change?!!!

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  29. Nicely put into story. The conversation killer "k", put to a nice use :P

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    1. Welcome to my Blog! :)
      Glad you liked my use of Blogadda's prompt!

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  30. fantastically framed write up keeping in mind IWD,well done

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  32. Very nice post! How beautifully you have conveyed the best way of improving a relationship!

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    1. Thanks Ratna :) Delighted the idea appealed to you :)

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  33. A feel good post on IWD. What it takes is a lil understanding on our part to make each other feel so beautiful and wanted in life. Well done, Anita:)

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    1. Thanks Vishal. Glad you liked it :)
      Yes, understanding is needed.

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  34. And the twain met :P a very cleverly done post as well!

    Richa

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    1. True Richa! Wish such meeting is forever :) Thanks!

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  35. That's really creative.. very nicely written. :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Payal & for the appreciation :)

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    This post is my entry for the ‘My Most Memorable Memento’ contest conducted by My Yatra Diary travel blog and Indian Coupons. I hope you would find it interesting. :) Please visit. Share your reviews and write a post and share it with me.

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    1. Thanks a lot Namrata for thinking of me & tagging me.
      Yes, I am aware of Arti's contest :)
      But, Preethi has already done so 2 weeks ago & I will be responding to her tag :) As we can just send 1 Post, hence I'm afraid I can't honour your tag :)

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  37. Mutual respect and care goes a long way in cementing relationships..

    Bhavya @ Ishithaa

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    1. Yes indeed Bhavya. Thanks a lot for stopping by at my Blog! Welcome! Do visit often :)

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  38. It is a very nice and warm post, creative with a golden mantra for happy relations.

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    1. Thank you so much :)
      Wish everyone would follow this... Life would be better for women :)

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  39. This post definitely is creative and along with it, it promotes domestic harmony and love among family members. A woman should support another woman. But many a times I have seen that in a typical Indian household this much needed support is missing. United we stand is the perfect title given. :)

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    1. Thanks Namrata for the appreciation. You are right indeed that we must support one another. Then, Society will be better.

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  40. Very positive and we need a lot of that!

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    1. Truly Ilakshee. Much needed :)

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