Friday’s 55 Fiction : Still…
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It was the H-hour. The corridor outside the OT was teeming with women of the family having expectant faces and anxiety writ large on their faces, while the men managed a cool facade.
A cheery announcement by the nurse, “Congratulations, it’s a Girl”!
Without a word or a glance, they all did a vanishing act!
** Based on a recent real-life incident. The birth of a girl child is still considered a bane and a burden in many societies in Rajasthan. The most shocking aspect is the callous attitude by both the women and the men of the so called educated and ‘upper class’ families.
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July 1, 2011 2:34 pm|
It is really a sad situation. Same is the situation here in Punjab too. What disheartens more is that even so called educated people think like this.
July 1, 2011 3:23 pm|
Agreed totally! It is still not accepted in most families if a baby girl is born! pathetic and sad!
July 1, 2011 4:04 pm|
The power of brevity… Unfortunate story.
July 1, 2011 11:04 pm|
These days a girl is equally capable of doing anything…gone are the days where she always had to be a dependent on male members of the family. Yet people rejoice the birth of a son much more than a daughter.
VERY SAD INDEED.
July 2, 2011 3:24 am|
July 2, 2011 5:05 am|
Did some one claim that women are liberated?There is gender equality?
July 2, 2011 11:22 am|
this is true and sad 🙁
PS following your blog now btw
July 2, 2011 1:16 pm|
Does there have to be a special subject on ‘importance of a woman’? Where do people’s brains go when do such things!
July 2, 2011 4:44 pm|
I hate such people x-(
July 3, 2011 11:53 am|
July 4, 2011 5:32 am|
Its amazing.We live with double standards through our lives.
The biase so visble that one needs to show these jokers a true picture of their own Sister, Mother and Wife
July 5, 2011 11:25 am|
When will the society change? Its ironical on one hand society worship Goddess and other hand it considers girl child a burden
July 6, 2011 7:39 am|
Really pathetic..and sad…!!!
July 6, 2011 9:30 am|
How pathetic the way people react to the birth of a girl child!
July 8, 2011 11:40 am|
July 21, 2011 4:13 pm|
I wonder how thick their brains are that they cant think what will happen if there r no girls!!
August 5, 2011 1:08 pm|
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