I was talking to caretakers and asked them to not to address me “madam”, instead can call me akka, if not want to call by name. She immediately refused by saying “you are educated, you can also teach children, you are only madama”. I tried explaining “me and you are same in different ways, you know how to work, grow Ragi and so on”.

She was clear “you are educated, you are madam and what’s the harm in calling you madam?”.