It gladdens my heart to see the concept of sharing the load take centrestage. A radical change in the perception of shared responsibilities across all genders would only propel society forward making it a healthier and more productive nation.
I was born to academician parents—both professors, of economics and management respectively. As children, my sister and I saw equality as a pre-requisite to run our home as our parents were ambitious in their professional sphere but always kept family and home a priority.
So, sharing responsibilities was ingrained in our minds, and it was assured to be an essential ingredient in achieving a vibrant and happy nuclear family.
The equations remain quite the same in our home today—my wife is a yoga teacher, and I am an entrepreneur, both avid animal lovers who share a compassion for the less fortunate canines in the neighbourhood. Over 26 years on the marital path has taught us to respect the individuality of each other.
I am an early riser and so the onus of kickstarting the day with a cup of chai has been my forte. She shoulders the responsibility of winding down the energies at the end of the day. This understanding of our respective body clocks has added zing to our walk-through life.
“The team” which wins is the one, where each member, “shares the load” is as true in the game of life, as it is on the corporate arena.