By Somali K Chakrabarti
I am not an avid TV watcher, but often when I do, a remarkable advertisement ‘Will of Steel’ never fails to catch my eyes.
This advertisement shows a girl, in a village in Haryana, getting up in the morning, putting on her shoes, and going out for a run, followed by practising crunches and weight lifting. Another lady in the house is shown lighting incense sticks, sweeping the house, washing clothes and preparing food.
A background commentary in rustic Haryanvi language sermons the duties of a woman.
A woman must get up before the sunrise, offer prayers and get into the kitchen to get on with the household chores.