Worth of Husband & A Book Launch

Recently, PhoenixRitu posted on her blog about estimating the worth of a housewife (I would use the term homemaker instead of a housewife. I somehow don’t feel housewife is an appropriate job description and the term is sexist too), where she assigned a monetary value to the chores performed by a homemaker. Though I really don’t think a monetary value can be attached to the role of homemaker, because of a simple reason once you attach a value to her it makes the person behind replaceable(which as a concept doesn’t go well down my throat).

Anyways, I thought it would be only fair if a similar post assigning the worth of the odd jobs which a husband does is done. So here I list some tasks which are thrust on the docile species known as husbands-

1- Driver- 5,000
2- Security Officer- 10,000
3- Forced Shopping Companion – 10,000
4- Shopping Bag Carrier – 5,000
6- Peace keeper between the MIL & Wife- 2,00,000
7- The person who bears the six month long headache when “Nothing” has happened- 50,000
8- Official rat, lizard, cockroach and other insect killer – 30,000
9- The official Liar who is supposed to answer the question “Am I Looking Fat”- Priceless.

So the fact remains you cannot assign the worth of a husband or a wife in monetary terms. The worth lies in being with each other and existing as a couple more than individual task accomplishers.

Now coming back to some other important events, my second book “Down The Road” has been launched last Saturday. The event was a very successful one and was grace by the presence of Ambassador from Denmark along with some well known Indian authors Vineet Nayar and Kulpreet Yadav. The event was an important milestone as an author for me as I was sharing the stage with Abhijit Bhaduri, Ahmed Faiyaz and Nikhil who all have their works in “Down The Road”.

Here are some snapshots from the event-

You can read more about these events in the press coverage which followed-



Over all “Down The Road” is another chapter in my journey of life as an author, can’t wait for the next chapters to come. Meanwhile if you would like to share my joy of going “Down The Road” you can buy the copies on Flipkart, IndiaPlaza, Landmark, Crosswords

25 comments on “Worth of Husband & A Book Launch”

    • Prats Reply

      @PhoenixRitu: You find it funny, it’s a part of the job description…. Husbands logon ko koi seriously hi nahi leta 😀

  1. Phoenixritu Reply

    Congratulations on the book launch. May the muse always keep your imagination fertile and may you have the Midas touch, always

    • Prats Reply

      @PhenixRitu: Thanks a lot for the lovely wishes….I so hope it comes true for me and for you too 🙂

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  3. Psych Babbler Reply

    LOL….had to laugh at the official liar bit! My partner has to do that. 🙂 However, with some of the other stuff you mentioned — my mum was our driver back in India as dad would be at work, we killed our own roaches and spiders (and I continue to do that here after a scream).

    Congrats on the book launch!

  4. D Reply

    buzz off Mr.Even the pest control wala charges no more than 2000.
    overpriced chronic liar.

  5. Ruchira Reply

    Congratulations on the book launch! Loved Urban shots and have placed my order for Down the road 🙂
    Ever since you commented on Ritu’s blog that you will be writing a response on your blog I have been waiting with bated breath 🙂
    Ur response was even better than I expected! 🙂
    LOL on official liar part!

    • Prats Reply

      @Ruchira: Thanks for buying Down The Road, looking forward for your feedback on my story and the book 🙂 Glad you understood the difficult job description of a husband 😀

  6. Scorpria Reply

    I completely agree.
    I’d add another Rs 5,00,000 for “Moral support and jadu ki jhappis” 😉 I get that a load from mine. 🙂

    CONGRATS on the book launch — and I hope the chapters get bigger and better !

  7. Smita Reply

    U have become phaemas!!! 😀 I have the book & have started with your story only 😉

    lol @ the liar bit!!! 😀

  8. Monika Reply

    ROFL at the lair bit…. but I object at the driver bit 😛

    Waiting to lay my hand on the book u phamous author

    • Prats Reply

      @Monika: Come on… You didn’t object at PhoenixRitu’s post on the driver bit. Matlab if women does it is an additional job and if a guy does it..He is supposed to do that… Now thats what I call is a sexist remark 😛

  9. Shail Reply

    OMG, my L & M is going to be quite dear as he is my “official rat, lizard, cockroach and other insect killer”!! :O (All the other points don’t matter, ummm… maybe the last one though) 😉

  10. Pallavi Reply

    Oh Wow, Prats!!! You launched a second book? Didn’t know about it until now. Awesome!!!! Reg. the worth of husband, I have to say this point is totally not valid: ‘6- Peace keeper between the MIL & Wife- 2,00,000’. I think husbands should get a MINUS 200000 for this,as they cause all the problem by not being smart enough!!!! The last one, about ‘priceless’ was classic!

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