Jhumka Jhumur – Episode 6

Women Empowerment

Episode Background

This has been an oft discussed topic since many years. Gender equality, women in labour force, women representation in Parliament or State assemblies and even their prize money in sports like Tennis, have held centre stage on various platforms.

Wikipedia defines Women’s empowerment as accepting women’s viewpoints or making an effort to seek them and raising the status of women through various means like education and training.

The 1st line in above paragraph is crucial. Seeking women’s viewpoints on the subject and trying to action on them would be a good starting point.

This chapter is a small step in that direction. While we may hear speeches of varying lengths on the topic, what does an average middle income homemaker seek for her empowerment?

Read on below to find out our protagonist Jhumka Jhumur’s thoughts on the topic when asked by her son Ishaan on same 🙂

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Dear Reader,

What do you think of Jhumka's answer to her son? What are your views on this subject of Women Empowerment?  

Do share your thoughts and look forward as always to hearing from you 😊

This episode comes to life through the Illustrations by Vartika Bhonsle. She is a student of Fashion Communication and a graduate from NIFT, Bhubaneswar. 

She loves illustrating people and animals in their various moods and you can visit her Instagram page @yellowlittlelamp to follow some awesome art! 

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2 thoughts on “Jhumka Jhumur – Episode 6”

  1. I am glad you chose this topic. There is a lot which always gets spoken about empowerment but true just let her decide.. If she can take her own decisions then she is truly empowered.. She doesn’t need to be the CEO or join the army or be the President.. It should her choice… Keep writing.. I hope the new generation just understands this.. I always feel women empowerment has been misinterpreted in many ways.


  2. Yes Jhumur…point noted. Empowerment of a common woman – whom we come across in our daily lives is critical. Only if it begins at home will the effect cascade into other aspects like at workplace.
    Thanks as always for your precious thoughts.


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