August 18, 2013

Blogger Contest: The Mia Woman In My Life by Tanishq

For women, work is a form of their self-expression. We are struck by the beauty of such women,by women like Megha in the TVC.

Tanishq invites you, bloggers, to write about one such woman who makes her work beautiful. For whom, it's a lot more important to love what she does, therefore taking work is worship to this worship is fun! Who zings up her presentations with her imagination and colours.This woman could be you. Or she could be from your office, your home or your class-room.

Mia from Tanishq is for such women whose every work is a little nit of her. Light and unflashy, Tanishq's Mia collection suits her to the T. Mia, adds on an already complete, beautiful woman.

Write 2 paragraphs on the above theme and tell us who that Mia woman is in your life:

L: Me with Mummy 1990, R: Didi with Mummy, 1984

After watching the Mia video by Tanisqh, which features, Megha, the only woman in my life who fits the perfect description of the Mia woman is my mother: Indrani Brahma.

She truly is one of a kind, putting her daughters (my sister, Roopsha and I) before everything else. She used to be wonderful in sports and she still loves watching cricket matches (something I have not inherited from her though!) But from her, both my sister and I inherited a lot of lovely qualities. Chief one being able to draw and color our drawings with enthusiasm.

L - Cat Tee painted by my mom, R (Top) my sister, 5, fancy dress made by mom,  R (Bottom): Eagle Tee by my mom.

The cat and the eagle t-shirts which I am wearing in the pictures were not printed, but painted by my mother so lovingly. Because she is a natural born painter but the call of family duties have prevented her from pursuing her dreams. The little girl wearing the white dress and the green crown is my sister, when she was four - five years old. My mother had made that for her overnight, when she needed to be dressed as something in a fancy dress competition. Needless to say, she did win. The little fairy. You can even spy the wings behind her dress. Imagine leaving all these talents behind, just so that she could raise her daughters well.

My mother's two dolls, sitting with the rag dolls made by her.

My mother keeps saying that she loves the two live dolls better than the ones they're cuddling. Would you be shocked if I told you my mother actually made these dolls? Aren't they cute? They were called rag dolls. She did promise to make me one of my size (when I was six), but I guess life got in the way.

Pictures of my mother's window garden, and pictures of us taken by her.

Picture courtesy: Indrani Brahma, My Mother
Two of her other hobbies and passion include looking after her beloved window garden. She does love nature but since we live in the first floor, there's not much scope for gardening. The other one is to take pictures. No wonder my sister and I have two thick picture book albums dedicated to our baby years. Even now, my mother insists on being behind the camera, rather than in front of it!

Besides being a lady of many talents, my mother is the best human being I have seen. She taught me to be brave, she taught me to hope even in the depths of despair. She taught me to sacrifice so that someone I love, could be happy. She did not go to work when we were younger because she wanted to ensure we were well looked after. When she did start working (I was in the eleventh standard), she was a life insurance agent for Max New York Life. She loved her job, and was dedicated to it...and she also bagged awards there.

But now once again, she's a stay-at-home mom. And we all know that being a mom IS a full time job. One of the reasons she's passably under house arrest is also because of Pippo, the cat. My mother is allergic to cats, but because the homeless kitty had come to us in his hour of need, my mother did not turn it away. Now it follows her around like a faithful puppy, and loves posing for pictures she takes.

All pictures, except the one with mummy, were clicked by her. Say hello to Pippo.

My sister and I are very lucky to be born to a woman who really wanted daughters and raised them with the belief, that they could they could achieve anything if they put their minds to it. Perhaps that is why today, my sister is a researcher in the National University of Singapore, and I am pursuing my MPhil degree from Jadavpur University. She never let us think that we were not good enough. She inspired me to volunteer for the NGO, Hope Foundation, where I tutor the kids of the slum dwellers thrice a week.

She is the reason, I keep looking for things I can work on, make better and say, "I might not be that talented, but if I try I can do it." She taught me to never give up on my dreams, and she keeps posting inspiring quotes on my Facebook wall.

Sketch by: Aniesha Brahma. 

Perhaps the reason, why I could draw the sketch above, is that I inherited 5% of what she is.

Mummy... (Top) with my sister, Roopsha & (Bottom) with me!

Long time ago, I had made her a video...and today, I think that video is the perfect tribute, as I end My Mia Woman post.

Mummy, I love you..... In every life, I want to be your daughter. 



Watch, Megha, the beautiful Mia woman in this video: 



This post is written as a part of the Blogger Contest for Mia by Tanishq: http://mia.tanishq.co.in/

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