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बेटियाँ……Daughters ……

January 9, 2009

Why must we discriminate against daughters?Why kill them before they are even born?Why?Why when she is present in folk lores, in traditions,in beliefs ,in our lives in so many forms?As goddesses and devis,Kali,Durga? Prime ministers,Police officers,Sportswomen,Lawyers,Doctors,and most of all the soul of our world,our conscience at times,the ones who are care givers,the ones who have never waged a war…fought battles or killed in the name of half baked beliefs?Because the thought of her children always comes first.

Why is it it that we as a nation, can applaud woman power but refuse to let her be born in our homes?A daughter …that’s her very first role ……and we don’t even let her live it….

I came across this poem while going through ‘Unchaahi‘.I don’t have words.The poem says it all.It was actually the poem that I wanted to share …. which turned into a very short post…

वो होती तो क्या होती?
(a poem)
By Ketan Pandit

वो होती तो क्या होती?
वो बदलते समय का अनुमान होती।
बीखरे जज्बातों का जोड़ होती,
आने वाले कल की पहचान होती,
गुज़रे हुए पलों का सारांश होती,
वो होती तो क्या होती…

वो होती तो क्या होती?
तेरा या मेरा आधार होती।
एक माँ, एक बहन या एक बेटी होती,
एक इंदीरा, या लता या कीरण होती,
वो होती तो क्या बात होती!

वो नही तो क्या है?
सूना आँगन और आधी मुस्कान है।
वो भी एक संतान होती,
बदलते समय की पहचान होती,
वो होती तो क्या होती?

उम्मीद की इस लौ को,
ऐसे न बुझाओ,
लक्ष्मी की पूजा और बेटी के त्याग का,
यह मेला खेल न रचाओ।
तेरी बेटी भी बेटे सी होती,
वो होती तो कुच्छ और ही बात होती..

Poem and link courtesy ‘Unchaahi.‘…

This one’s another poem…

बोए जाते है बेटे,उग जाती है बेटियाँ
खाद पानी बेटों को , बढ़ जाती है बेटियाँ
पढ़ाए जाते है बेटे , पढ़ जाती है बेटियाँ
चाद पर ठेले जाते है बेटे , पहुँच जाती है बेटियाँ
उमीदें सारी बेटों से, पूरी क्र देती है बेटियाँ
रुलाते है बेटे और रो देती है बेटियाँ………

(though I don’t agree with the part that says sons make one cry…..)This poem can be found here…

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Indian Home Maker permalink
    January 10, 2009 7:20 am

    This is such a beautiful poem, and I agree daughters are not need not be all angels and sons all devils …

    Came here to get the link for you post on your dad.

  2. Indyeah permalink
    January 10, 2009 8:48 am

    yes it is isn’t it?
    and thanks are always welcome..:)

  3. Kislay permalink
    January 12, 2009 7:39 am

    This is the second post on your blog that I have read . I shall explore all your posts soon . You have a gift . You kick ass 🙂 . Kudos . Keep up the good words coming .

  4. Indyeah permalink
    January 13, 2009 2:38 am

    Kislay:-Thanks a lot..:)…and yes,sometimes, one needs to…:D

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