Friday, October 23, 2009


Along with a new definition for Joru Ka Gulam we had also requested for contributions for the JKG Badge Contest. We received nine entries. JKG Kislay, our Honor'ble Judge had no hope for mutton biryani (or any bribe in any other form) because we went out of our way to hide all the names from him (except one).

So please treat him now!!

And please don't forget to mention which one is your favorite and most suitable for the Reader's Choice Award.


By Aritra Chatterjee :)

This badge created by Aritra Chatterjee has been chosen by our honor'ble judge, HRE JKG Kislay Chandra, as the 'Official JKG Badge'.


By Freya.

JKG Kislay also loved this badge and declared it the second official JKG Badge.


This badge by Solilo Don is his third choice :)

When a man says "I make hot rotis for my wife.", he might find himself being called a Joru Ka Gulam.


By Freya again :)

This is the coolest looking badge for a sidebar!!

By Homecooked.

Homecooked created this cute looking badge. Traditionally any man who shows affection to his wife is labelled a Joru Ka Gulam.

By Vikas Gupta.

Is chosen by JKG Kislay for


JKG Vikas Gupta II Vikas's Entry Number 3 touches upon the expectation that a woman must change her surname to her husband's when she is married A man is not expected to make any changes to his name though. Any man who does not insist upon this surname changing (sometimes even the first name is changed) risks being labelled a Joru Ka Gulam.

This one is by Freya, thank you for calling him JKG-IN-CHIEF Freya :)

SRK JKG in chief

He's extremely popular amongst women, not just because he is considered hot but because he has changed the way Bollywood husbands spoke of their wives i.e. NEVER!

SRK is not a super star for nothing. He is a feminist and he is not apologetic about it. I have blogged about this here and here.


This badge by Freya emphasises the belief we have that some chores are too lowly for men (so women should do them).

It's often the mothers and even wives who object to men doing these chores. So if a man says he doesn't mind doing the dishes, there's horror and embarrassment for the wife, "Did she actually let him do the dishes!!!"

When he says he loves doing the dishes?

... scandal.

This badge is also created by Freya ... thank you for your contributions Freya!

It's expected of women to be devoted and 'obedient' to their husbands, if a man as much as shows affection he is declared henpecked. The best answer to any such labelling is to wear it with pride.

Which one did you like the best?!
Please choose which badge deserves the Reader's Choice Award!



AS said...


good one!

Haddock said...

Love all those pictures and cartoons especially the oldies.

Anonymous said...

Again a good post. Because of your friend

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Tazeen said...

I loved the last one. Just perfect.

Anand said...

Damn....Mrs IHM, It's pure fate that I had to come here and see this. Full on Male bashing goin on I c.

Well, wot the long as it's HEN..I'll PECK it too. Majority wins aft all...crap to wots right or rong. :)

Bash bash bash...punch punch. hehe.

Indian Home Maker said...

Anand I have moved to Word Press.

And why did you think this post is 'Male bashing'?

Two of these badges have been made by men, and our judge and many participants were men - and nobody can deny that a lot of men in India don't have the freedom to show respect or care to their own spouse. If they do that they are labeled 'Joru Ka Gulam.
Read the original post here, "

Indian Home Maker said...

wise donkey said...

definitely the dishes one, though the panda tempted me:)

joru doesn't need a ghulam, a friend would do:)

Anonymous said...

@Wise donkey - Joru ka Gulaam is what he would be called if he looked at the sink, let alone do the dishes. :)

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