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Status of Indian women after 63 years of independence
When a woman marries she has to bring in dowry and thereafter she starts her life under the watchful eyes of strangers, whom she has to consider as family. Before she even realises she becomes a production machine for the family.
ARE THE Indian women really independent? Personally I feel that Indian women are not yet independent even after the 63 years of India’s independence. The Indian woman is a soft target especially in remote areas where they have to actually struggle for their daily survival.
 
However, women living mostly in big cities may have to live a life as a traditional Indian woman and at the same time cope up with the demands of her own career. A career oriented women of today though she may have to live, earn and contribute to the family income, she can claim herself to be an individual and aware of her rights and she may seem to be certainly better off then her counterpart elsewhere in India, but is the Indian woman able to make her own choices and live without fear of being victimised?
 
I believe that the Indian women have a long way to go, until she has to feel guilty about being single and happy or pursuing a successful career, she is anything but independent.

Though today’s Indian women have more choices but the compulsions still exist. She still has to compromise her needs for others’ demands. However, though we find more educated women in the top positions, but other aspiring women for one never are taken seriously by the family;  family commitments are given top priority always.

 
In these days of inflation, one must earn one’s own income, ie, every woman needs to have financial freedom, so that she doesn’t have to rely on someone to buy herself something she wants. Being financially independent enhances her own self-worth and it may be a powerful tool in her hands, but she may not be conscious of it, unless she is aware of her rights and gets rid of the psychological dependence, that has been drummed into her mind that she can’t survive or live on her own.

When a woman marries she has to bring in dowry and thereafter she starts her life under the watchful eyes of strangers, whom she has to consider as family. Before she even realises she becomes a production machine and God forbid, if she produces only girls or no children at all, then she becomes a ridicule for the family and a burden to the society.

She no longer is considered human. The Indian women is portrayed or given the status of a Goddess, but is she really that?  Is she accorded the desired level of respect in the society? In reality, the tale of Indian women is worsening year by year. There are women, who have to endure a lot, be it a psychological, mental, physical or even emotional. Isn’t it sad to see this status of our Indian women?

Indian woman will not become independent until and unless she herself becomes confident about herself. She has to be sure that she fights the world when she is right, does not consider herself weak because the strength lies within. Be brave enough to say, "Hey - I'm right, and the world is wrong." Live, think and work as a ruler of your life. The magic is within you check it out.

The real fact is that independence belongs to all of us and that is why we celebrate it. Today, we have a lady president of our nation but above all,  women need to be the president of their own lives.
Just a belief to move, just a hope to change, just a step to live... just a breath of freedom.

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