1. Importance of
Mahendra (to his wife):
Sunita, did you pack my lunch and
you haven’t given breakfast to
Sunita (from Kitchen):
Everything is ready, why don’t you
come and take it?
Mahendra (to his daughter):
Guddi, go and get it from kitchen.
Papa, I have exams why don’t you
tell Raju to do it..
Mahendra, you go and get it from
kitchen…it will be of help to
What? Now men will do women
work in this house?
Women do a lot of work for which
they are not paid but that does
not mean that it does not have
any value. I guess we don’t really
recognise their work and effort
nor do we value their work.
4. Mahendra in his office
Mahendra (to his colleague):
Rakesh, why were you on leave
for last two days?
My wife has gone to her parents’
house and there was no one at
home to cook or clean the house.
So true…I used to reach the office
without any worry. Cooked food,
washed clothes – everything is
ready; so much they do and one
says that their wife does only
7. Colleague joins the conversation
During my college days I read a
report of a survey conducted by
the government, which
mentioned that nine out of ten
women are always engaged in
some kind of work…
…and as compared to men,
women in rural as well as in urban
areas spend more time doing
unpaid work and care work and
they hardly have any time for
I never realised this angle to
women’s work, this thought is