Tumhari Sulu: A Movie Which Many Indian Housewives Relate To

With the recent release of the movie “Tumhari Sulu” by writer-director Suresh Triveni, starring Vidya Balan, the good news is that after a very long time, Bollywood has come up with a movie that gives a positive interpretation of the role of housewives in Indian societies.

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Who is Sulu?

The movie revolves around Sulochona or Sulu, a typical Indian housewife, played very convincingly by Vidya Balan. She is a housewife leading a normal family life with her husband and a son. She belongs to a family where her sisters are educated and are bankers, while she herself is a class 12 pass out. She is contented as a housewife but at the same time she wants more and works towards achieving this.

A homemaker with lots of dreams in her eyes…

Tumahi Sulu is a story of a homemaker. Sulu has lots of dreams and aspirations in life. She has many entrepreneurial ideas with her. She manages her household chores efficiently. She stays positive. She is a go-getter. So whenever she gets an opportunity to participate somewhere there is a prize involved, she wholeheartedly participates in it, be it a singing competition or a lemon race or anything else. She gets a sense of satisfaction when she gets a pressure cooker or a TV as the prize. There is something positivity in her role as a housewife.

If given a chance, she wants to work even if she is not educated…

So when she got the offer of a RJ for a late night-show where she needs to respond to her late night listeners’ requests and problems in a very sexy voice, she very willingly accepts the offer. She is not a trained RJ but she did not hesitate to do the job because she has that urge to do something. And yes, she is lucky to have a very supportive boss, played by Neha Dhupia.

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A point comes when managing home and work becomes a problem for her…

But as ill-luck would have it, like many working women in the country, she also has to go through the problems of maintaining both home and job. She also gets blamed for neglecting her family. Her family members criticise her. A point comes to her life when she makes up her mind to resign from her RJ job…

But she does not give up…

Her “never to die” approach in life, her entrepreneurial dreams come to her rescue and she sets up her husband’s food delivery business in the RJ office itself.  And she herself continues with her job as an RJ.

Isn’t this something which many Indian women relate to?

Yes, after a long time, there is a movie which is an ode to Indian homemakers. There are many housewives who remain happy with their mundane lifestyles but there are many who are just like Sulu. Sulu is not a timid or a shy housewife. She is different…she is jovial, enterprising, enthusiasts, spirited, positive, and competitive. She wants to do something in life for herself and for her family. She is the modern Indian housewife, who remains happy as a housewife but when the need arises to work outside for herself or for her family, she can work outside too, maintaining both home and work.

 

 

What Should be the Salary of a Homemaker?

When Manushi Chillar was asked her final question in Miss World 2017 pageant on “which should be the highest paid profession in the world?, ” she very confidently replied that a “Mother should deserve the most highest salary in the world, in terms of love, respect and happiness”.

Yes indeed, a mother’s job is the most thankless job in the world. She works for long hours, she does not get a leave from her job, her mind, hands and feet are always on the run for her family but at the end of the day, she gets NOTHING, not even a THANKYOU from whom she has been working. Yes, it’s a fact… the household chores done by women are not considered as works and they are not paid as well.

In a study undertaken by The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), it was reported that the average Indian women spent nearly 6 hours in a day doing works that are unpaid. But, when we come to consider the household tasks from economical point of view, economists are of opinion that the homemakers’ household tasks are part of economic activities and should be included in the national income. By not giving salary to home makers, the women’s contribution to the economy has been neglected.

What are her tasks?

In her everyday life, her tasks more or less include the following:

  • Taking care of the kids: For nearly 12-14 hours a day a mother has to take care of her kids.
  • Cooking: Her cooking is not subjected to just one dish. She prepares dishes taking into account the tastes and preferences of each one in the family.
  • Housekeeping: She has to supervise the household tasks done by maids and servants in the house like dusting, cleaning, sweeping, mopping, laundering etc. Incase, if they are on leave, she has to handle all these tasks on her own.
  • Nursing for Elderly: Attending to in-laws or elder members in the family is part and parcel of a homemaker’s duty.
  • Tutoring: A mother also has to teach her kids, help them in their homework and projects.
  • Budgeting and Accounting: No matter how much the man earns, the ultimate finance planning can be done better only by the woman of the house. She has to keep a record of the expenses, purchases and including allocating funds to others.
  • Driving: Pick and drop the kids from school, tuitions, getting household stuff from market and so on.

Isn’t she a multi tasker? The big question: What should be the salary of a home maker?

In 2012, the then Women and Child Development minister Krishna Tirath had suggested that the household labour, which is usually invisible, done by homemakers should be measured, quantified and the equivalent amount should be paid to them by their husbands.

According to a news report published in the Economic Times and the Times of India, the value of a mother’s work in a month in monetary terms is given below:

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Not only the home makers, even the working women have to perform the same tasks once they come back home after a grueling day at work. Indira Nooyi, President of Pepsico, once said in an interview, that when she came back home after becoming the president of PepsiCo, her mother said, “…when you enter this house, you’re the wife, you’re the daughter, you’re the daughter-in-law, you’re the mother. You’re all of that. Nobody else can take that place. So leave that damned crown in the garage. And don’t bring it into the house”…

So, there is still a long way to go when mothers will get their salaries for the works they do. In the meantime, it’s time for women to empower themselves on their own and be financially independent. Get registered at GharSeNaukri.com and apply for work- from-home jobs, to work and earn at the comforts of your home.

What To Do When You Are On A Career Break?

Top 9 Exciting Things To Do

You are in that professional phase of your life when you feel that your job is dragging you, your job has become monotonous for you, and no longer exciting as earlier. What to do next? Either you change your job or you take a career break. Although taking a career break is not a very easy decision, yet for those who have already made up their mind, there are many ways by which you can make the best use of this break and make it more fruitful and enjoyable.

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Top 9 Exciting Things to do When You are on a Career Break

  1. Do not regret: First of all, you should never regret your decision. Not many people can think of a career break. So you must consider yourself lucky to be able to make this decision, taking in mind your finances, family relationships and of course your inner self. But, always remember to be able to use the time in an appropriate manner, instead of letting it pass by just like any other day.
  2. Rekindle your interest, passion and hobby: Do you have any childhood passion? It can be anything: sports, music, acting, singing, dancing, teaching, cooking, crocheting, painting, tailoring and many more. This is the time, you can go back to your hobbies and infact you can also attend classes related to your interest. It is said that when you fulfil your passion or hobby, it makes you a complete person. This also helps you in your job when you join back because it shows your inherent desire to try, learn and relearn something that you are passionate about.
  3. Travel around the globe: There is nothing like getting a good chance to travel around the world. Imagine, you don’t have to apply for leave, you can travel whenever you want to as per your convenience without thinking about work, and you can even travel during off-season time. Make use of this break to travel to some of the exciting places that you have in your mind. Explore new places, new food, new culture, language and many more exciting things.
  4. Be adventurous: Try out new things that you had never tried in your life so far. May be you can try adventurous sports like bungee jumping or paragliding, or maybe you can try trekking or rafting. The idea is to challenge something that you are not comfortable with it. Otherwise, you might end up spending your career break period doing nothing and just lazing around.
  5. Upgrade your skills: The career break time period is the best time to review at your current skills, career aspirations, and new developments in the job market. You can undergo training to learn a new programming language or to design a new software or take up a new course of study. But, whenever you take up a new training program or course, make sure you get the training from a reliable source, who gives you certification of the same at the end of the program. There are many online training programs  offered by GharSeNaukri.com that you can avail yourself to learn at the comforts of your home.
  6. Work from home: There are many who take a career break, just for taking care of the kids or due to some family obligations. Under such circumstances, you may consider options to work from home. There are companies and specialised job portals like as www.gharsenaukri.com showcasing freelancing job opportunities, flexible jobs, part-time options, and project-based work. Register on the site to find the best possible fit with your requirements.
  7. Relax: While you have ample time for yourself during the career break, do not over exert yourself by indulging in lot many activities that interest you. Relax. Medicate. Do yoga. Exercise. Get yourself some ”ME” time just to relax yourself.
  8. Volunteer: Explore volunteering works. This will give you a chance to go out of your home for fixed hours and this can also help you to back into the work routine when you join back. Skill based volunteering works in NGOs helps you to keep yourself productive, sharpen your skills and also help you to contribute to a worthy cause.
  9. Consider entrepreneurship: Last but not the least, one best option for someone taking a career break to make it more worthwhile is to opt for entrepreneurship. Why not launch your own venture? This is not a very easy option but it is always better to take risk in life. You never know when such a risk taking decision gives you the best results. If you are good at any skill, convert it into a business idea. WomenInBusiness.in is a unique portal designed for women entrepreneurs of the country. Register on the site, display your product and wait for genuine queries. This online platform explores the world of opportunities for women having any.

 

Home vs. Career –Epic Battle Continues for Women

Can women battle stereotypes? Is a woman assertive enough to lead? If a woman has a successful career, does it mean she neglects her home? And if a woman balances her home and career, does it mean she is disloyal to her career? Call them issues, questions and points to be pondered or debated, the underlying highlight is that women still encounter the age old battle of which is more important – home or career.

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Breaking Stereotypes with GharSeNaukri

Till date, society places the classical double bind on a woman. ‘Can a working mother raise healthy children?’ This is the archetypical question which comes to everyone’s mind. Another societal bias which a working woman faces if she chooses not to have children is that she is under constant scrutiny.  Hungry for power, self – centred, indifferent, are the words which are attributed to her. Her society and family leaves no stone unturned to constantly remind her of the misdeed she is performing by not fulfilling the expectations of the society.

A survey by National Parenting Association, USA reveals that successful women assume more responsibility of home and children than their male counterparts.  Working women devote more time to children. The primary level of stress which leads them to overburden themselves is ‘guilt’. Juggling a career and home is not just time consuming but requires a great deal of planning and strategising, and when a woman is trying to meet these, the label of ‘Good Mother ‘and ‘Bad Mother’ comes up. Good mothers raise their own children and bad mothers leave them at someone else’s care. Can anything be more conflicting when she is pitted against her own child’s future on one hand and her dreams, her aspirations or her ambitions on the other?

We have a vast population of women on who gave up their professions because of this epic battle.  But the time has now come to herald a change. GharSeNaukri, the Job and Business opportunity portal for women believes in empowering her by allowing her to balance family and career. Women need to be included into the workforce by offering opportunities of various types and enhance their expertise and skills. Providing opportunities to work from home or start with a business venture working from home shall enable women workforce to get integrated and throw aside all stereotypical notions

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Insights into Women Workforce Scenario

Women Workforce

Women Workforce

Is it true that policy on women empowerment is only on papers? Is it a bitter reality that though women are an integral part of the social structure, yet her health, nutrition, economic equality is hardly a priority in the Indian society? If data speaks…then the situation is alarming! Do the majority of Indian women have access to equal opportunities of work? Unfortunately….a big NO! Women emancipation or equal opportunities for women in workforce is considered as one of the parameters of economic growth of a nation.

International Labour Organization states that between 2004 to 2011, Indian economy grew at a healthy average of 7%, yet India witnessed a decline in female labour participation from 35% to 25%. This raises the question of why the decline?….In  urban areas we witness a lot of women belonging to various economic strata moving out of the houses to earn a living! So why we as a nation fair so poorly with Bangladesh and Indonesia when it comes to women economic empowerment?

World Bank states that there are 217 million missing women in India’s workforce and India has one of the worst gender gaps in labour force participation. Are these data real? Do these figures really matter in a normal Indian household? Is increase in women workforce really a sign of women emancipation? Modern urban woman, though perhaps not the majority, enjoy access to opportunities of various types – internet, social life, community bonding…..but here what matter is the realization that the appalling women labour force participation in India is a structural problem – social roles, family responsibilities….and the list goes on! Every woman has to understand her responsibility and realize that making her aspirations come true, is reflection of her true self!

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GharSeNaukri – Enabling Women Empowerment in India

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Shades of Women Empowerment GharSeNaukri

GharSeNaukri is a unique platform for women from all walks of life which firmly believes that women can ‘Have it all! Do it all! Regardless of what field they are in.’ The Global Gender Gap Index by the World Economic Forum captures the magnitude of gender-based disparities in various countries and as per 2014 report; India is below average in Economic Participation and opportunity and is part of the twenty worst-performing countries on Labour force participation (ranked at 134 out of 142 countries).

Majority of working women in India still face the stereotypical myriad of issues – childcare, unfair share of domestic chores, gender bias at work, extreme work conditions, security issues and eldercare. This leads to a lower rate of women employment and lesser retention in the workforce. Thus a holistic and a comprehensive platform can be a catalyst for women empowerment. This catalyst of change with the motive of engaging women with flexible working hours and enhancing entrepreneurial skills is the underlying statement concept of GharSeNaukri.

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Women – A Potential Resource for an Organisation

 

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Career and Community Portal for Women.

Human Resource Planning is one of the most crucial requirements for any business/organization to sustain in the competitive milieu. It is also in the benefit of every organization to focus on diversity recruitment and a core component of their workforce should include women with flexible work hours. According to Knowledge Centre Catalyst Inc ‘If India can increase women’s labour force participation by 10 percentage points (68 million more women) by 2025, India could increase its GDP to 16%.’

India has a vast repository of potential women workforce. The question then here arises how to harness this power for a positive outcome. It is here that every organization should understand the tangible benefits that one achieves from hiring women on a part time or consultancy basis or providing short term/assignment based jobs. The bottom line thus is empowered women, high quality innovation and recruitment across a cross section of substantially talented women workforce.

Every organization has a responsibility towards the development of the Nation. Its contribution is not limited only to economic development but also social development and investing in women is most productive and beneficial….because empowered women can make their own decisions, families are healthier and the community progresses.

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Connecting with GharSeNaukri.com ( Free Portal for Employers to Connect and Engage Women Community)

Career and Community Portal for Women
Career and Community Portal for Women

GharSeNaukri (GSN) is a unique platform to connect “Eminent Employers” like you and “Talented & Skilled Women Workforce” thereby creating a win-win business value proposition.

Our watchword to Corporate is “HELPING EMPLOYERS TO ACHIEVE NEXT LEVEL”.

Our journey started with the realisation that there exists a significant segment of women with niche skills who due to family responsibilities/career gaps or social pressure are unable to re-join the workforce.

Hence started gharsenaukri.com ..

Having successfully catered to many start-ups as well as established companies we now look forward to take work with you. Companies so far have approached us for profiles like Content developer(technical/Non-technical)/graphic designers/Developers / Quality Engineers/Product specialist/Research analyst/testers/Designers/Coders/MR/HR/Sales/HR/tester/Finance/CA/CS/CTO/Quality controllers/ SEO/CCE/subject matter experts/sales/business development/lead generation/medical coders/trainers/ virtual assistance/digital marketing/technical support/recruiters/ SMM Experts/FMCG/legal consultants and many such more profiles.

Kindly share your Complete JD by registering to our portal and help me know what are the other possible areas which we can explore and can utilize the skills of these talented Women workforce registered at our portal .

We request you to please visit our website www.gharsenaukri.com to know more about our work and philosophy Our aim is to see ourselves as the finest women job portals in the market and we look forward towards your support and collaboration.

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Women know the extent of their power…

Career Portal for Women

There is an aphorism in Hindi “Naam to suna hi hoga” so I surmise that each and every one of you would have heard the name of these rising ladies who are PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik and Dipa Kamarkar. If women believe in themselves, the world is there to welcome them with both the hands. Isn’t it ladies? Yes what you need is impeccable instructor and pronounced people to carry you forward. Like rising stars needed mentor and so it’s needed by everyone. Continue reading “Women know the extent of their power…”