My name is Namrata. I come from an ordinary Indian middle class family where my father remained the sole bread earner for almost two and a half decades. My family, my surrounding were highly patriarchal. There were not many girls in my family who could do what they wished to do. In this regard, I will always be grateful to my parents who let their two daughters breathe and dream freely despite being old fashioned in their beliefs. They shouted, they scolded but in the end even if with a heavy heart, they supported us, which means the world to me.
There are so many aspects of my personality which I wish were not the way they are and a many of which I am proud. I rummage through my past experiences and try to pin point the events and beliefs that make me what I am today. I think there is no formula for parenting, it is a constant journey of self realization and changes. When I compare my parents as they were when I was a kid to what they are now, I feel like it is not just me who has grown, it is them who have grown along with me.
Hence, I share the things that I think I and family have learnt in the journey we are in and became the awesome persons we are so that it helps others too. I also look up to learn more and become a better person in this process.