If you're a woman in India, you know that life isn't smooth. Your male counterparts get to enjoy more benefits than you just because they were endowed with a different sex organ. Whereas, you are asked to come home on time, get married by the age of 25, be soft spoken, stay away from drinking and smoking, and basically, be as sushil and sanskaari as you can. Well, I can rant about all the things that are wrong with the way we treat our women but somebody else has a better take on the stereotypical notions of women that our society still feeds on. Kanika Kaul, a young designer from Mumbai, encapsulates all the archaic notions that an Indian woman is supposed to abide by, in five tongue-in-cheek humorous posters. The quintessential guide for every lady to follow.
No man wants a wife who comes into the home empty handed. Ask your dad to lighten his pockets, considerably. Don't stop at just 72' LED TV. How will your husband go to work where he will ignore you for hours? A spanking new car or two will only enhance your position in your new home. Or so you think.
So drain your parents of all their hard-earned money. You've left anyway, who else are they going to spend it on? Themselves?! What a thought.
Why do you need to be exposed to the world outside when your husband will make all your decisions for you? You will unnecessarily become open-minded, and no one likes a woman who is "smart" and "experienced", am I right? Your degree is as useless as your self esteem...it, more or less, doesn't exist. Why do you need to make a career when you have to pop out babies soon enough. Leave the hard work to the men, ladies.
So stay at home, cook relentlessly so that your tired husband comes home after a day's work only to malign your cooking skills. And watch your bahu-ness soar.