Lakshmi Chowk 450 years ago -the living quarters of the refined ladies, echoes of great stories celebrating #womanhood . Definitely the happiest courtyard in the palace - elite ladies gathered here, celebrated life with friends, loved ones; beautiful moments of joy, melody of anklets, tinkle of bangles, twinkling kohl eyes, mingled with laughter echoing all around. Zenana Mahal (Palace of Royal Ladies) was added 415 years later to this quadrant for Princesses in their palanquins visiting the Princess, dignitaries, family gathered under arcade of pillars. Upstairs under a beautiful #filigree dome made in pure marble, outlined with #latticework / #jali , fragrant air filled with scents of musk, rose, champaca; seated at the jharoka the wise Maharani silently watching it all blissfully.
Meet the dynamic Queen of Mewar who stood up for what she believed. A woman who knew her #selfworth , a lady with pride, dignity, who never compromised on her principles, poised in her beliefs, astute, resilient, gentle yet courageous. Behind every great man there's a strong exemplary woman who motivated him to be the best. It's her palace you see - Maharani Jaivanta Bai Songara - who instilled in her son values, integrity. You met him - Maharana Pratap Singh Sisodia.
Often we only read in school about His-story but somewhere in the long forgotten ancient pages there are great Her-stories as well. #History is written by men so #Herstory legends, sacrifices won't be important enough to be recorded it's just expected! Women weren't discriminated during Vedic period (5000 years ago) they had freedom of choice, unafraid in opinion, a voice, rejoiced in being whoever they chose to be, intellectual knowledge was dowry, a lifestyle they dared to dream, determined to follow their hearts desire, devoted, dedicated, driven come what may. Then Manusmriti, Mughals, oppression happened; imposing a patriarchal society, weighty traditions, inequality, hypocrite mindset, a plethora of issues. You can change it. Stand up for the freedom of choice for women in your family. Let her choose You support without being judgemental. A bird needs 2 wings to fly she's the other half. Allow her to be....
H: Here is an example of how life has become. Burdened and yet smiling.
Me: That is a normal story. Everyone is writing their own book, you are just going to be a page in their book.
H: It is not necessary to use all the things around you as a metaphor for life. Some times stating the actual is far more entertaining.
Me: Do you know what is 'Burden of proof'? H: It is literal and explains in the title itself, but I would love to hear your version.
Me: A burden of proof is generally believed to lie with the person asserting some idea that deviates from the "normal" idea. It should be noted that this is not always true -- society's views should not be presumed to be true if questioned, but provide a useful background on which arguments can be made.
H: Is it about the debate on some idea or an argument?
Me: Debates frequently descend into arguments about which side the burden of proof lies with.
H: How to judge the fallibility of an argument then?
Me: Often, someone will present a new idea and say that it must be accepted because it cannot be disproved. Hence the acceptance or deniability.
H: It's very tough for me to understand. Just let it be. However, if you have a torn T, put it on me and add to the metaphoric burden.
M: That's not right, I would rather ask a different favor from you. Like me.