Friday, February 20, 2009

WORKING MOM-E

Being a working mother, willingly or otherwise, means living life like a humanoid yo-yo: work-home-work-home-work-home....And the tired, worn piece of string that goes from sigh to high, from woe to low, and back again is called THE SELF - the liberated, emancipated, yet-tied-to-a-thousand-duties-and-doubts-exhaustions-and-expectations FEMALE SELF.

But sometimes, you get a space to pour out all the feelings-which-have-got-tangled-like-an-undone-ball-of-string.

Pentasect has very sweetly published another of my e-articles, this one on the ramblings of a working mother. It is called Is it a Supernova? No, it's a Supermom!

If you do find time to read it (and if you are either working or a mother, you probably won't), please tell me how you liked it. Like all mothers, working or otherwise, there is nothing we like better than appreciation for our efforts.

12 comments:

SGD said...

The story of thousands of SuperMoms!!
Well told....

June Saville said...

This brought memories of my own time as a working Mum - many years of it.
Many rewards but constant wearinesss. One needed to find a way to tranquility ...
June in Oz

Vivek Patwardhan said...

I suspect you have met Sulabha, my wife, and penned her story!

Enjoyed,
Vivek

Koel said...

a great piece... I am really amazed at how you still find the time to write so much after juggling career and home...Salute your passion for keeping your creativity alive....

Vivek Patwardhan said...

You say:
'Living life like a humanoid yo-yo'!

This has set me thinking for a long time.
Vivek

Lilly's Life said...

Oh an great piece of writing. Tell me what is the view in Mumbi with the success of the film Slumdogs. Jsut wondered as there has been certain bad press in regards to the way the children who appeared in the film have been treated.

jyotsana said...

hi dear, and how do you manage such interesting blogging at the same time? and i am just going to read u on pentasect.

Sucharita Sarkar said...

SGD, June, Koel, Jyotsna,

Thanks so much. All women, working, moms, or both have a tough life (so do the men, actually).

Vivek,

thanks, glad I could echo your wife's experiences. Yo-yo is appropriate for every-urban-body, isn't it?

Lilly,

Thanks. Mumbai is, as expected, divided over Slumdog. Poverty-porn vs story of hope. Indian film vs Brits-have-exploited-us-venture. like it, hate it, but everybody has an opinion on the movie, which is the sign of success.

Mystic Margarita said...

Such is the story of moms everywhere! Congrats on the article - I read it and it's awesome! I tried to post a comment yesterday and it wouldn't go throuh.

SwAtI said...

I can understand your plight..and the plight of all working mothers (including mine).. amazingly well written article(just like all your posts)

Sucharita Sarkar said...

Hi Mystic, Swati,

Thanks so much.

arpita said...

Hi Sucharita,

Apt and witty.... your writing essays every urban working mom's (including yours truly !) trials, tribulations and dilemmas. I dont know how you manage to fit in the blogging part so religiously into your schedule but thank God that you do! Whenever I need to take a mental break from work I just visit your blog... so keep going my friend. Cheers and take care.Arpita