Photo Story: Mirror Reflections of Mother Neera & Daughter Apra
- IWB Post
- June 10, 2014
A mother (in-law) or a daughter (in-law) wants to see her own reflection in each other. Just like the way they see their own reflection while looking into the mirror. This proves their stubbornness of not wanting to adjust to another one. Example, the mother (in-law) wants her daughter (in-law) to be a ritualistic person, while the latter wants to see the former living in the modern times effortlessly, which is not possible either!
Through this campaign, we want women to self-check and help make this relationship more smooth and lovable. Today, we will reflect the world together with the mother-daughter duo Mrs. Neera Mehra and Apra Kuchhal with whom we shot our mother’s day special 1st series.
And the mirror can’t go without few beauty rituals. That’s why Jaipur’s very own Aura Thai Spa & Salon, accompanied us in this project. Aura is a firm believer in natural beauty. Since, it is only nature that can beautify a human skin. We agree!
Apra asked her mom Neera, what was her one mistake she would never want her daughter to repeat. At that, Neera’s eyes were filled with tears and silence prevailed in the room. Neera spoke up: “Never go against your in-laws. I didn’t understand them and used to argue. After all these years, I still regret it.” Apra’s eyes were wet too as she saw her mother speaking about her past.
Apra – “Maa, being a woman you have done a great job as a mother, a daughter-in-law and as a wife. How to blend these and help evolve happy relationships?”
Neera – “If you divide yourself as a wife or mother, you will not be successful. You are a woman and this is the essence. Appreciate the woman in you and she will help you become a responsible mother and a supporting wife.”
Apra – “Your answer holds an important & deep meaning. Give me few tips on how to remain the most beautiful woman for my husband throughout this life.” Neera – “To maintain the charm of home rests on a woman. Feel beautiful, make your living space beautiful, and surprise him with the freshness in you and your home. Every day spend together is important so don’t just let it go. Number of married years doesn’t matter; what matters is the efforts made to keep it fresh. Also a tip – never pour out your worries upon him the moment he enters home after a long day. This is a mood turn-off for men.”
Apra – “How to maintain this balance you are talking about?” Neera – “Keep a good communication among husband, in-laws and kids. Don’t let anything harm the relations. Cherish each one of them. Spread love and nurture the kids. Your values in them will help in balancing the home.”
Apra – “If you insist. I believe it is the heart that should remain youthful. Age has nothing to do with the life we live. Our heart must be filled with challenges; this keeps us energetic all our life. To never cease is the mantra.”
This duo proved that a mother should have seen the younger version of herself in the mirror of her daughter’s eyes, while the later should reflect former’s traditional values and wisdom and respect them by bringing into her life. In the end, it is the present moment that we all need to reflect in one another! Isn’t it?
We left these beautiful mother-daughter with a gift from Aura – 1,500Rs cash voucher for the beauty spa ritual. While our ladies were staying longer with one another, enjoying the ritual of seeing each other in the mirror of the heart.