Dear I-lites, With no offence to anybody I have taken up the cause of children who spend most of their days in Child care centres with joint families having become non-existent and women becoming career-oriented! Ofcourse, I wouldn't like to put all the blame on women alone since with growing number of women taking up jobs, the government and the private companies should chalk out ways for women to work from homes, what with most of the jobs being done through computers, at least for young mothers. If nothing is done immediately, the generation next will be a disgruntled lot! I welcome I-lites for their opinions on this problem in society. Women of Today! Women of today are a lot more free! Lots of time to spare- with machines for all and sundry! Grinders do the grinding, dishwashers take on utensils, washing machines wash the clothes And microwaves make cooking a trifling! Work at home getting easier, Women are opting for a career. At last women are finding their freedom! A freedom lost down the ages! If money in the hands does free them Then three cheers to womens' freedom! We have avenged the misdeeds of the past! We can no more be just door mats! The taste of success seems so sweet! Like a hungry beggar's who's served a treat! But Alas relishing our success- Have we hardened our hearts? Alas, There are yet no machines to replace the love of a mother! Six months to six years Or even more older thriving on borrowed love In the day care centres and creche! Let's remember dear women- As adults, we have a choice. But the tender little sprouts, They have no choice till they bloom! And if this trend to continue, Let there be no regrets! For- As we sow, so shall we reap!