Ladies Never Get the Leg Piece

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Ladies Never Get the Leg Piece

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

“M

ehmaan aa rahe hai.” The phrase came with mixed feelings. Happiness, that there would be delicious food, chips, and soft drinks in the house – and horror, that I would have to be my mother’s elf in this endeavour.

The entire process of making your house look casually exquisite like, “Yes, we use this expensive chinaware every day, don’t you?” The running for errands every 15 minutes. Putting an effort into your look made my heart palpitate harder. But none of this comes close to what I hated most about hosting or being a mehmaan… having to wait until we got to eat. Rephrase: Having to wait until the ladies got to eat.

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