There are some desi things mothers say that really annoy us. We love you Maa, but it's time to change these things, and no, Sab Aapki Galati Nahi hai.
1. Roti gol nahi hogi toh shaadi kaise hogi?
Dear Maa, there's definitely more to a marriage than round rotis. What if I like triangle rotis or maybe I just love Australia too much as a country that I want to copy the shape. Why are round rotis a prerequisite for marriage, aren't my degrees enough?
2. Kitna khayegi?
Dear Maa, if I loose weight, then you'd say Haye mera baccha kitna kamzor ho gaya. If I eat, then you have a problem. Kya karu main mar jau? Meri koi feelings nahi hai? Next time, don't add that extra spoon of ghee in my rice.
3. Log kya kahenge?
Arey! Why do you care so much about the world maa? Yesterday you told me, log toh kehenge, logo ka kaam hai kehna. Maa, I'm sorry if the world was cruel to you, but it's time I think about my happiness now and not what Sharma Auntie kya bolengi?
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4. Jab hum marr jayenge, tab yaad karogi
Dear Maa, Why do you have to die for us to remember you? I still need to call you to ask how many whistles the dal needs and I still come home to you after a long day. So just, please cut the dying part, okay? Dil jawan rakho.
5. Jab Tumhare bacche honge, tab pata chalega
Correct me, if I'm wrong, but didn't you say Khud ko sambhalna seekh lo pehle? But, why do I need to have kids to know what responsibility, affection and love feels like? I can have it for my dogs also (pretty sure you're saying yahi drame karti raho ab tum)
6. Itne chote shorts? Pehno hi mat.
Dear Maa, Is there a correct length of shorts that I can wear and you won't tell me to change before I go get milk? I'm sorry if you had bad experiences when you were young, but I feel like as your daughter, you should teach me to own what I wear and be proud of any length, any size and in my skin.
7. Zyada badi ho gayi ho ab tum?
Dear Maa, first, you want me to grow up, fold my clothes, make round rotis, learn ghar ke kaam, but then you also expect me to not have my own opinions and share them in family discussions. Haan maa, badi ho gayi hoon. I've grown up to be a woman, who is inspired by your strength and my own individuality.
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8. Tumhari aur bhaiya ki baat alag hai
But why maa? Just because he's a man and I'm a woman? Is that why he can come after 10pm and my curfew is before street lights turn on? Is that why his shorts don't matter and the length of mine becomes a public affair? So why is bhaiya an example to me? Bhaiya aur meri baat alag hai na maa?
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9. Kya dekh kar muskura rahi ho?
Arey! I am funny maa. But on that note, maybe it is the answer to your Shaadi kab karogi? Who knows? If you don't interrupt my late night conversations, I can make your dream come true. Let me smile. Friday thodi na hai ki baal nahi dhone.
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10. Jo bolti hoon, tumhari bhalai ke liye hi bolti hoon.
Dear Maa, I know you love me, I know you care, but times have changed and so have I. I understand your underlying concern, but shayad your idea of bhalai overpowers my independence. I'm woman, you are woman; be unstoppable, make me unstoppable.