THIS man makes rotis for his wife every single day! (Husbands, are you listening?)
"Growing up, I always I wondered how a man entering the kitchen affects the male ego."
Indian families still have certain rules that are seldom meant to be broken. Most of these rules are gender-biased such as men should be working outside the house and women should be spending their time in the kitchen cooking for the family.
But here's one story that has broken all these stereotypes and how! This man has been making rotis for his wife for the last 26 years and he finds nothing wrong with that.
"I always I wondered how a man entering the kitchen affects the male ego and a woman who works out of the house isn't considered 'marriage material and 'homely'," he says in a post that was posted in the Humans of Bombay Facebook page.
I was always interested in cooking....
The man says that he always found cooking interesting and would often learn the nuances of cooking from his mother to everyone's surprise.
"I grew up with my grandfather telling me stories of how in order to be a man, I had to go out, work hard at my farm, make money and come back home to a home cooked meal from my 'loving' wife. Even though I tried listening to him, I was only interested in cooking...when my mother used to cook I used to learn things from her but whenever I entered the kitchen my family would get annoyed. They said that if I enter the kitchen then I will not be called a true man; that no girl will want to marry a man who is a house husband," he says.
Whenever he was told that he should not enter the kitchen he would wonder what's wrong with it.
"Growing up, I always I wondered how a man entering the kitchen affects the male ego and a woman who works out of the house isn't considered 'marriage material and 'homely'. As time went by, I realized that my passion for cooking would never die, so I left home and set up my shop here," he says.
He also found it difficult to find other men to join his business.
Continue reading on the next page to know how this man has reversed roles!
"Initially, it was very difficult for me to find other men who would join the business because of this very stigma and for many years I was a one-man army -- but as time went by and people saw that I was making a lot of money they joined my team," he says.
Chacha ke haath ka khaana
Now people come up to him and say that they want to have chacha ke haath ka khanaa.
"Remember that saying of maa ke haath ka khaana? The funniest part is people who come to eat here often say they come here for chacha ke haath ka khaana -- and that's been the biggest compliment for me," he says.
The gentleman also has a message for other men who still feel that women belong in the kitchen and men should never enter it.
"To all those people who live in the stone age and still think that 'roti banana sirf aurat ka kaam hai' -- let me tell you, this is the 26th year that I can make the most perfect, round rotis, and no, that doesn't make me any less of a man. In fact, some of my best cooking, is reserved for my wife...once she comes back home after a long day of work!," he sums up.
Only if our husbands are reading this post now!
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