Chinmayi' mother doesn't allow her in those days
Chinmayi Sripaada, the prominent singer and dubbing artiste, has suggested that so many orthodox households in India still have restrictions on women. She was talking in the context of Atal Bihari Vajpayee's foster daughter performing the former PM's last rites and why such progressiveness is so limited in our society.
"My mom doesn't let me inside the house now if I am on my period. Doesn't let me touch the drinking water. So I don’t bother visiting her on the days I have my cycle," Chinmayi said.
"And a few days ago a friend wasn't allowed to see her father for the last time because she was on her periods. She could see through the window only," she added. "The men take over when there are only daughters. They are not even consulted. Hindu faith stands for equality in general but it got taken over by supremacists," she mentioned.