Sunday, February 7, 2010

Who am I?

An architect, with whom I worked during my initial years after passing out from college and in my first years at Mumbai, recently commented on FB, "You have changed so much, wish I knew this Sindhu."
I haven't changed much, except maybe for the superfluous fat I have gathered around by mid riff and that isn't much of a sight, I assure you.
But then he hasn't seen me aside from what I chose to put up on FB, so how did he 'see' this change in me?
He just assumed that the person in FB, the one who puts up status line messages every other day, pastes interesting quips from newspapers or anywhere else is pretty much a hep and happening woman!
That aside, once, a few months ago, the wife of a colleague, remarked that she could never associate me to a journalist, the kinds of which she has seen in her country.
We met at a dinner party, where I was busy running behind my kids, getting them to eat.
Well, I am not entirely the person on FB, nor the persistent brash person associated with the term journalist, not someone who sees a story before the person involved, but a human being, inquisitive, like how journalist should be, someone who is interested in people and is affected by what is happening around her.
But first and foremost I am a mother...

And with that I have written the 100th blog, finally, and after ages, it seems!

9 comments:

Reflections said...

Hah I know exactly wht u mean....infact I'm soon planning to post about it;-P

But people cant be blamed....certain careers have this image[stereotype I believe it is called] about it u knw.

Congrats on ur 100th post, it sure is a milestone!!!!!

ummon said...

mabrook on your 100, and to a lot more!
and yes, we are mothers most importantly, but we cannot be mothers alone, and that's why we do what we do.

Deeps said...

Congratulations on the 100th blog. Heres to many more!

Any role that we play as a human being has a stereotypical nature to it, I guess. People just assume you to present yourself in a certain way based on the profession you are in which I feel is ridiculous. I keep getting this 'you dont look or sound like a housewife/homemaker' rubbish frequently!

Swaram said...

Congrats Sindhu .. rt time to be here I guess :) Gr8 milestone indeed :)
Thanks for visiting my blog. And am sorry, I remember seeing ur comment once before and wanted to visit u .. somehow missed it.

sindhu said...

Nancy:Would love to read ur take on it...
Thanks Umm
And Deeps...yes, but we take this less seriously, nowadays...I guess, though it amazes me how people get to conclusions...
Swaram:Welcome...

Bindhu!! said...

:) Has happened to me. Recently after a few years chatted with someone on Gtalk and he said the same thing to me.

indianhomemaker said...

Congratulations on your 100th post :) And it's amazing how people are judged so mush by some things that really don't or shouldn't count!

indianhomemaker said...

Congratulations on your 100th post :) And it's amazing how people are judged so mush by some things that really don't or shouldn't count!

Renu said...

Congrats on your 100th post!!!..wish you many more!

We have stereotyped so many things in our life..like any intelligence to show and give a pair of specs, want to show a mother.show her coming out of the kitchen making parathas and wearing some bogus saree:)