Happy International Women’s Day

“The origin of a child is a mother, a woman… She shows a man what loving, caring and sharing is all about..” said Sushmita Sen, India’s first Miss Universe, in the final round of the contest.

Indeed a woman’s essence lies in her innate ability to care, love and sacrifice for the other. She plays an all-enveloping character of a mother, daughter, wife and sister as a friend, nurturer, guide and partner from time to time. Emotional and vulnerable, sometimes erratic, sometimes serene, she displays a wonderful range of emotions from being patient to being extremely courageous in times of crisis.

The International Women’s Day celebrated on 8th March is a universal day for all women around the world. Though I personally feel all the 365 days of the year should be made thus and everyone around the world celebrate them and their presence in our life.

Here’s my dedication to all the women of this world on this extra special day!!!

Innocence, curiosity behold their eyes,
She hides away her tears, smiles and dismisses her sighs.
Her hands of delicacy, crowned with good nature, warmth and comfort,
protecting her loved ones from all the negatives and hurt.
Her songs of love sing music of beautiful notes,
out of her mouth is advice, good words and quotes.
Her soul that brings peace and joy as she approaches,
her chest you cry on, an outfit for all her brooches.
Her feet walk only the path of justice, righteousness and peace.
She converts others to good, their evil actions cease.
Time again she trod onto thorns of misery and strife,
she unlatches the doors, unlatches a book to her life.
I forgot the important part, the most important part of all,
it’s the heart which carries emotions, feelings big and small.
It holds your pain and mine deep down in the pit,
tending to your wounds when you trip and you hit.
When you hit the temple of God, so hard, you cannot rise,
You see her understanding smile and your affliction has diminished its size.
She’s ready to meet the day, ready to walk with poise,
she’s ready to be an angel, ready to project her voice.
Thats what women are for us in this small life of ours
She is the mother, wife, friend, daughter or sister of ours.

Tormented and subjugated throughout all times and ages, women have fought their way through exploitation, harassment and have managed to secure their rights. Its such an irony, birth of a daughter is looked down upon but when you bring the daughter to your house, she will be called as Lakshmi!!! They forget our origin itself is women – Our Mother’s.

A mother holds her newborn tight in her arms
showing her will to protect it from harm
She guides him as the years roll by
till he becomes a man as she joyfully cries

The mind wonders back to a world full of first
his first word was mom oh how with pride she must’ve burst
She always looks at the boy with pride she guided to be a man
Yes some times with tough love and others with a gentle hand.

What mystery makes a mothers love so very strong
to overcome any obstacle and right the wrong
Why is a mothers bond to her child as eternal as the stars
able to heal with a touch our horrible scars

What a wonderful world if we all could just look at one another
as a newborn child and women as the mother.

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12 thoughts on “Happy International Women’s Day

  1. Happy Women’s day to everyone .

    I will wait for the day when women get ashirwaad of “Putri-wati bhav” !!!!

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  2. Thanks Bhaskar for the wonderful wordings.. I wish all women out there Happy woman’s day too.. and today is more special for me as it happens to be my Birthday too..

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  3. Lovely words as usual Bhai…. very well said… !!!!

    My salute to all the women around the world. Happy Intl Women’s Day !!!!

    KavitaDi, Happy Birthday !!!!

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  4. Beautiful Bhaiyya
    as always am so happy to read this

    and wanna wish one and all a Happy Womens Day
    My Salute to Women of this World including My MOM for all that they have done.

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  5. Happy International women’s day!!

    Proud to be a woman and hats of to all moms, sisters, daughters, DILs and Grand daughters of this world….

    Thanks Bhaskar for sharing…Wonderful write up….:)

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  6. Thanks for the wonderful poem dedication Bhai.. A very happy women’s day to all the girls/ladies out there.. BTW – just a query.. What would you all do when you celebrate a Men’s day?? =))

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  7. Indeed very Beautiful & touchy msg Bhaskar lala..Belated Happy women day to all ..by the way i also want to share something which i recieved today;

    BEING A MOTHER…

    After 17 years of marriage, my wife wanted me to
    take another woman out to dinner and a movie. She
    said, ‘I love you, but I know this other woman loves
    you and would love to spend some time with you.’
    * * *
    The other woman that my wife wanted me to visit
    was my MOTHER, who has been alone for 20 years,
    but the demands of my work and my two boys had
    made it possible to visit her only occasionally.
    * * *
    That night I called to invite her to go out for
    dinner and a movie.
    * * *
    ‘What’s wrong, aren’t you well,’ she asked?
    * * *
    My mother is the type of woman who suspects that a
    late night call or a surprise invitation is a sign
    of bad news.
    * * *
    ‘I thought it would be pleasant to spend some
    time with you,’ I responded. ‘Just the two of us.’
    She thought about it for a moment, and then said,
    ‘I would like that very much..’
    * * *
    That Friday after work, as I drove over to pick
    her up I was a bit nervous. When I arrived at her
    house, I noticed that she, too, seemed to be nervous
    about our date. She waited in the door. She had curled her hair and was wearing the
    dress that she had worn to celebrate her last
    birthday on November 19th.
    * * *
    She smiled from a face that was as radiant as an
    angel’s. ‘I told my friends that I was going to go
    out with my son, and they were impressed,’ she said,
    as she got into the car. ‘They can’t wait to hear about our date’.
    * * *
    We went to a restaurant that, although not
    elegant, was very nice and cozy. My mother took my
    arm as if she were the First Lady. After we sat
    down, I had to read the menu. Her eyes could only
    read large print. Half way through the entries, I
    lifted my eyes and saw Mom sitting there staring at
    me. A nostalgic smile was on her lips. ‘It was I
    who used to have to read the menu when you were
    small,’ she said. ‘Then it’s time that you relax and
    let me return the favor,’ I responded.
    * * *
    During the dinner, we had an agreeable
    conversation- -nothing extraordinary but catching up
    on recent events of each other’s life. We talked so
    much that we missed the movie.
    * * *
    As we arrived at her house later, she said,
    ‘I’ll go out with you again, but only if you let me
    invite you.’ I agreed.
    * * *
    ‘How was your dinner date ?’
    asked my wife when I got home.
    ‘Very nice. Much more so than I could have imagined,’
    I answered.
    * * *
    A few days later, my mother died of a massive
    heart attack. It happened so suddenly that I didn’t
    have a chance to do anything for her.
    * * *
    Some time later, I received an envelope with a
    copy of a restaurant receipt from the same place
    mother and I had dined. An attached note said: ‘I
    paid this bill in advance. I wasn’t sure that I
    could be there; but nevertheless, I paid for two
    plates – one for you and the other for your wife.
    You will never know what that night meant for me.
    I love you, son.’
    * * *
    At that moment, I understood the importance of
    saying in time: ‘I LOVE YOU’ and to give our loved
    ones the time that they deserve. Nothing in life is
    more important than your family. Give them the time
    they deserve, because these things cannot be put off
    till ‘some other time.’
    * * *
    Somebody said it takes about six weeks to get back
    to normal after you’ve had a baby…. somebody
    doesn’t know that once you’re a mother,
    ‘normal’ is history..
    * * *
    Somebody said you learn how to be a mother by
    instinct … somebody never took a three-year-old shopping.
    * * *
    Somebody said being a mother is boring ……
    somebody never rode in a car driven by a teenager with a driver’s permit.
    Somebody said if you’re a’good’ mother,
    your child will ‘turn out good’….
    somebody thinks a child comes with
    directions and a guarantee.
    * * *
    Somebody said you don’t need an education to be a
    mother…. somebody never helped a fourth grader
    with his math.
    * * *
    Somebody said you can’t love the second child as
    much as you love the first …. somebody doesn’t
    have two children..
    * * *
    Somebody said the hardest part of being a mother
    is labor and delivery….
    somebody never watched her ‘baby’ get on the bus
    for the first day of kindergarten …
    or on a plane headed for military ‘boot camp.’
    * * *
    Somebody said a mother can stop worrying after her
    child gets married….somebody doesn’t know that
    marriage adds a new son or daughter-in- law to a
    mother’s heartstrings.
    * * *
    Somebody said a mother’s job is done when
    her last child leaves home….
    somebody never had grandchildren.
    * * *
    Somebody said your mother knows you love her, so
    you don’t need to tell her…..
    somebody isn’t a mother.

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  8. Wonderful poem and an excellent write up Bhaskar…Portrays a woman very aptly 🙂

    Happy Women’s day to to all the women of the world

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  9. Wonderful poem and an excellent write up Bhaskar…Portrays a woman very aptly

    Happy Women’s day to to all the women of the world

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