The story shows how she’s reached a point in her career wherein she does the thinking, the planning and delegates the work to people she thinks can do the job. And she’s professional about it. Then, she goes home and decides to cook- because she gets home early and she’s being not just a ‘wife’ but a person who wants to do something, for someone who seems stressed. It’s as simple as that.
Do our ads have to be that literal wherein they also show how the guy probably got home early the day before and cooked dinner? and is called ‘Husband’ on her phone?
This ad does not try and question my independent thoughts, my career and my life. I am calling bull^%#@ on this sudden feminism rage because I didn’t see the Airtel ad as a threat to my gender or to girl power.
I know that I’ve come home early at times and cooked for Manoj and so has he. That doesn’t make me any less self-respecting, progressive (and also very cool) woman.