Bade hokar kya banoge beta…?

Something which either we have been subjected to as kids or are subjecting our kids consciously or unconsciously…. a must-read post for all the parents whose kids are either in school or will be soon going to school….

Ashwini Chaumal

My Childhood was no different as compared to most others. Everyone I met had the same question “Bade hokar kya banoge beta?” (What would you like to become when you grow?).

All my friends either wanted to become a doctor, or an engineer, or an architect or something else. There was no end to the list. Neither was there an end to the judgments of the society around our aspirations.

I remember when I was in grade 7 a teacher once asked the whole class about our ambitions. When it was my turn, I said I wanted to become a model. And everyone started to laugh. I was asked if I loved wearing short cloths and showing off my body to other men. Remember, I was only 13 and for me modeling was only ramp walking wearing those expensive outfits with loads of makeup which I always loved…

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