Now It was afternoon, I was busy with work, and my friend called me. I wish her Vaisakhi because I know she is also a Punjabi, but she sounded little disturbed. I asked her the reason then she told me that she had one important presentation today in the office, and today is Vaisakhi also. So, her mother-in-law told her to help her in the kitchen. She told to mother-in-law that today is a big day for her career, and she will surely come early in the evening for the function. But her mother-in-law didn't agreed. So, she decided not to go in the office today and help her in the kitchen work instead.
Her mother-in-law told her that in our time we never dare to say anything to our elders regarding what we want and now days people are doing whatever they want and no respect for the elders. For a girl working outside is not a good thing. Your husband is earning well. Why you want to do the job? Your salary is also not so good and all the time you are thinking about the office only. Tomorrow you will have babies, you should think about it. Sometimes I feel that family is not important to you. See you even don't know how to make a round laddoo. My friend kept listening. Because she knew, arguing was not the solution. I consoled her and tried to bring a smile on her face.
After this call to now I am thinking about her only.. today is a festival and festivals are giving happiness. But my friend is not happy. One more thing is coming in my mind that we are saying today there is no difference in a girl and a boy, and both are also taking equal education. But where is the equality?