Saturday, April 12, 2008

Beauty and Brains

The Beauty Pageant, Femina Miss India has created history many a times before. When the ads of the pageant used to flash on the screen , we already started preparing from the side of a spectator. From Pramila to Parvathy Omanakuttan a long chain of beauties have left behind their mark as the world's most beautiful women. But the journey , as I have witnessed from the transformation of a pretty woman to one with brains have also brought in a lot of changes in the system. The kind of questions asked and the kind of answers given in the pageant nowadays has nothing exclusive to offer. I am sure India has'nt run out of intelligent beauties. This time's pageant , not a single one did I find appealing. All of them wrote like hardly two sentences , that too vague, in the final round. Having shopped goodies from Big Bazaar.. some new Orio wafers, all of us had great plans to enjoy the evening only to be disappointed. All the answers were so blunt . Half the time went answering that 'western culture hasn't influenced the increasing rates of divorces'.. and before they even try reading out the rest, they thank and shut up. Well according to me , one reason as to why divorces in India have been increasing is cos women are growing as per education and career.. and this leads to ego clashes cos men are not too happy with their partners enjoying their success. Besides most of the men , however broad minded ,do want their children to be put to sleep by mommy and to be fed and to be cooked by them. Anyways my thoughts are not at all relevant here... only if I were given an oppurtunity.. *sigh* .. so much for beauty!

13 comments:

Vishnu Visakh S said...

mmmmm.....may b....

give it a try yaaarr....

one...day...i can say to my frndss....

heyyy luk at tat...beauty....

miss world.....

she is ma frnd neha.....:)

Neha Sasikumar said...

ya rite !

MM said...

Even I wondered what was special abt Paravthy Omanakuttan. :)

Neha Sasikumar said...

Hey she is beautiful .. and when compared to all .. she was confident..and has a great smile... but I was generally speaking about the contest.. as in the quality.

anusha said...

i agree wit u ... th increase in divorce rate is cos women today ve a choice , they can walk off if given a crappy treatment ... which priorly they didnt ve... the male ego cant tolerate women ((esp..their women )) doing better off than them ((a few exceptions might be there.. but come face th facts people))...i might tend to get very carried away in this issue... so i'll stop rt here

strollinthunder said...

>>Besides most of the men , however broad minded ,do want their children to be put to sleep by mommy and to be fed and to be cooked by them.

Then who do you think they want these things to be done by.....juz curious?

strollinthunder said...

Hey, sorry guys!
for once I read it as...
'do "NOT" want their children to be..'hence the question.

Btb,whats wrong in this very natural expectation of men...do not see any faults here(certainly not a reason for divorce).

Neha Sasikumar said...

Well .. what are fathers for? 'sponsoring' their kids? If ya , then that's so not required for majority of women today cos they can earn their own bread. And we do have something like the paternal leave .. for what joy may I know? You know men would'nt lose anything or a bit of their ego if they could put their children to sleep or feed them. And nor would the sky fall down if the women worked and the men sat at home.

Neha Sasikumar said...

Jinu : AND .. women ALSO have natural expectations.

strollinthunder said...

Agree women have natural expectations and we have paternal leaves.....appreciate that.

Its not a easy task to put a baby to sleep,the babies congenitally are on the look out for mother's voice,it should be a easy job for women than men.

Also,there are some feeding which men cant do;)

Neha Sasikumar said...

Is this the only reason why a father can't put the child to sleep? Then kudos to women to can work like men and earn like men and can live without them. Someone has rightly said, women are smarter than men. And luckily this time I won't need to justify cos you already accepted it via arguements.

strollinthunder said...

well,not sure how u made the judgment they are smarter,but yeah they are equal....anyway how does it matter, one has to bear the other.

Neha Sasikumar said...

ya.. like you are one of my stable commentors.. what would I have done without you?.. so compromise done.