... Basanti Raina
(Starting this issue of Milchar, ‘Eve’s
Corner’ will be a permanent feature and will carry articles on various
topics concerning womenfolk. We appeal to our lady members to contribute
to this column - Editor)
a research scholar was commissioned to write a book, not on ‘his’
story but ‘her’ story, he would probably complete his study in a day.
Even with great mental effort it is doubtful that he would produce more
than a thin pamphlet. This is not to insinuate that there have not been
women who have left their indelible mark on time – but that they have largely
been peripheral characters in the story of man; there has been no continuity,
no line of succession in their stories. Women, like the soil, they were
identified with by philosophers, yielded to the sower without protest and
remained, on the whole unacknowledged.
The Aryan settlers had a high regard
for their women during the Rig Vedic period. The Aryan wife was not servile
in the early Vedic period. Her status was higher than that of women in
any other early society. In one of the Upanishads, there is an instruction
on the ritual, which would ensure the birth of a scholarly daughter.
There is a change in the destiny
of women, for the soil can now determine its yield. The woman with her
impulsive power would release an energy more potent, yet constructive than
that of the destructive energy of an atom bomb. This power is not revolutionary,
but an evolutionary, which is dramatically and progressively modifying
the character of women everywhere. For without doubt, women are born with
a fire in their hearts and are on the threshold of change.
Women are the very foundation of
our existence. When they lose touch with their real selves, the harmony
of the world ceases. It is by strengthening the feminine qualities that
women can improve the lot of the human race. They are instinctively homemakers,
handling the travails of life and living. They are also more sensitive
to the occasional, “illogical” at times primarily emotional vibes, which
are integral to human interaction. Women have an innate characteristic
of open mindedness, which allows them to maintain a significant and essential
flexibility during the course of an interaction thereby resulting in more
Men usually tend to follow a set
agenda and are goal oriented in their interactions. This makes them hard
taskmasters and they can become dogmatic about driving a point home. Tact,
diplomacy and patience are virtues more apparent in a woman rather than
In businesses where you need to have
people with high level of responsibility combined with responsiveness,
women tend to have an edge. The sincerity of women reflects in their work.
One can never catch a woman executive at a pub during working hours.
Being the big boss does not free
women from responsibilities of being a homemaker, wife and mother. With
their feet firmly on the ground these women battle on in a decidedly male
dominion and most importantly, win. May our tribe increase.