Recently my husband and I attended a book launch which was unique. Infact it took me back to something similar I had witnessed in a five star hotel in Madras decades ago. It was a day long seminar on Achieving Personal Excellence being conducted by an American Motivational speaker Ms.Kathy Alls. Since the press was invited for the inauguration I chose to be present on the occasion. The Speaker’s husband gave a very flattering introduction, paying encomiums to his wife and her success seminars. ‘Here comes Kathy Alls,’ he said in the end with rising intonation and the stunningly beautiful and glamorous lady made a dramatic appearance to a standing ovation.
Coming back to the Book launch I was glad the author’s husband not only played the role of an Emcee but chose to read passages selected by her from the book. It was heartening to watch the husband publicly acknowledging his wife’s talent and also doing her the honours in the presence of the chief guest and a fairly large audience .
Indian Spouses (read husbands) —Are you listening/reading?
n.meera raghavendra rao