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नई मां ( Hindi Poetry)

For the longest I had wanted to talk about body shaming not by men but by our very own girlfriends, female acquaintances. I have been a subject to it and I’m sure you have too! From 48 kgs to 72 kgs (pregnancy) to suddenly shedding weight few months after delivery, I have seen it all in just 5 yrs!

Here is an attempt to talk about what a new mom doesn’t want to hear from her friends who seldom show up and from acquaintances who have perhaps never met in person. We are blessed with beautiful voices and languages, let’s put our words to uplift others❣️❣️❣️

आई जीवन में एक नन्ही सी जान
सोचा एक नया अस्तित्व मिला
मिला मां बनने का सम्मान,
पर अस्तित्व मिला नहीं धुंदली हो गई उसकी अपनी पहचान

एक औरत ही औरत की पीढ़ा समझती है
क्या सच मे समझती है
और समझ के भी उसके ज़ख्मों को कुरेदती है?

अरे ये तो कुछ नहीं आगे देखो क्या होता है कमाल
हमने कैसे तीन बच्चे पाले, तुम तो हो एक ही में बेहाल।
कितनी अच्छी दिखती थी, मोटापे से हो गई हो बेडौल
बच्चा देखो कितना दुबला है, तुम खुद ही हुए जा रही हो ढोल।

रोती चीखें और किलकारियां
नया बच्चा अपने साथ लाता है नई जिम्मेदारियां
जानते हैं सब, मानते भी है सब
फिर भी होते है हैरान सब,
क्योकि बदन दर्द, थकान, अवसाद नहीं हैं कोई बीमारियां।

अवसाद से परेशान नई मां को भी पता नहीं
कि है वो किस की शिकार,
उसकी ही सहेलियां, पड़ोसी आंटीया प्यार से कहती हैं
कि वो हो रही है बेकार।

झाइयां, झुर्रियां, मोटापा कमजोरी
दुबली है, तो कुछ खाती क्यों नहीं?
मोटी है तो कुछ करती क्यों नहीं?
थिन है तो थिन शेमइंग
फैट है तो फैट शेमइंग।

औरत ही औरत को हीन भाव दिलाती है,
सहयोगी हो कर भी हीनता के घूंट पिलाती है।
अगर खुदके लिए सजे तो स्वार्थी हो जाती है,
तभी शायद दोस्तों को जलाने के लिए तैयार होती है।

 

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An Interview with Dr. Rolly Wali Sapru – Yoga and Lamaze Childbirth Educator

An Interview with Dr. Rolly Wali Sapru – Yoga and Lamaze Childbirth Educator

Rolly and I happened to meet at a women’s networking meet. She had a presentation to give, I was amazed with her energy and clarity of thoughts.

Many of you will already know her, for those who don’t know her, she is a Health consultant, certified Yoga & lamaze instructor and a believer in the power of nature to heal, nurture and grow.

Let’s read on here what Rolly has to share with us about her Life, success, yoga and pregnancy.

NJM: Please tell us about yourself and your family.

Rolly: My name is Rolly Wali Sapru, I originally belong to the valley of Srinagar, Kashmir, now settled in Mumbai. I’m 51 years old, have four people in my immediate family—my husband, two daughters and I.

I am a true believer in the power of nature.

NJM: How did yoga happen to you?
Rolly: Yoga attracted me from childhood, I was very active in sports and back then, seeing on Television & magazines I used to try different yoga poses. I also bought yoga books wherever I found them those days, I would buy Yoga books from the Wheeler book stalls at railway stations, whenever we travelled.

NJM: How does the day begin for Yoga Instructor Rolly?
Rolly: My day begins with a good stretch when I get out of the bed, freshening up followed by sitting in silence for some time, and then it’s time for me to go for my first class which begins at 6 am.

NJM: What lifestyle tips would you give to new moms?
Rolly: find out time to do some stretching and exercise to keep yourself fit and consciously eat healthy food at regular intervals because if you are physically well, you will have strength to take care of your baby, and as the saying goes- “sound mind in sound body”; so you can be mentally strong too to deal with the pressures of new motherhood, which are aplenty.

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