How often I have been asked this question by people who I have met for the first time. It encompasses so many answers within it that often I am left wondering about how to answer it. All of us have encountered a question like this, specially the older women - people generally just assume that that younger ones have a job somewhere - they are asked : "Are you working somewhere? "
Personally I feel that there really is no straight forward answer to this question.
At any given time of the day, like so many of my friends we play different roles.
Early in the morning, I am the relaxed housewife, having a cup of tea with Pran in the verandeh, enjoying the weather and the garden.
A little later I am the cook and the home manager, sorting out the day's schedule.
A little later I am the content provider writing my assignments, doing the projects assigned to me.
By afternoon time I am the grandmother indulging my grandchildren and watching them play or chatting wit…