Balancing the weights

Back in school, we had this physics lab experiment that aimed at teaching how to balance weights. The task at hand was apparently simple. We had 4 metal balls which we had to rest on a lever such that the lever didn’t bend on any of the sides. What seemed simple at first turned out to be quite a challenge. A slight movement was enough to disturb the balance and move the weights on one of the sides. I remember how at my first attempt, the weights actually slid down to the right side.

weights on the right

Back to realty. Growing up in India (and many other parts of the world), it’s not shocking to see how women have been labelled and treated as the weaker, less important section of the society. Our age old beliefs, customs and traditions are a testimony of the above fact. In some areas, girls are still not allowed to work, or even go to school. Household chores such as laundry, dusting, cooking etc have been for long thought of as the sole responsibility of the lady of the house. With such and many more pathetic, non nonsensical beliefs, the shockingly high number of crimes against women, cases of eve teasing , sexual harassment and female foeticide are perhaps a direct consequence. For a long time, some men ( who don’t qualify as men, really) have committed heinous acts against women and have put the entire men population at shame.

In recent times, however, the awareness about injustice against women and the fight against the popular version of gender discrimination has picked up pace. The educated youth of today doesn’t support such kind of injustice and discrimination, and is ready to raise its voice against it. An average educated boy doesn’t believe that a girl studying in his college is less deserving. Perhaps this kind of change in trend is what has led to women achieving more than before, as they’re given more chances to showcase their true talent and capabilities. Today, the world knows and accepts what women are capable of, and this is but a tight slap on the face of those who ever believed that women are weak. The social media is a great contributor towards spreading the awareness about the wrongs done to women, and why it has to stop. If today, a girl gets harassed, you’ll perhaps notice more men than women, who feel outraged at such incidents. That’s a place where we should be at.

Talking of that physics experiment again, I remember that it was all but simple. While at the first attempt, the weights quickly slid down to the right side, as I tried to balance them again, they all now shifted towards the left. It wasn’t just me. Almost all of my classmates faced this stubborn problem. When we tried to fix one end, the other end would bend.

weights on left

Somehow, I feel a striking similarity between this experiment and our concept of gender equality concept. Lately, we’ve been trying to fix one end, but the other end has slowly begun to suffer. It’s funny how in the patriarchal society we’ve been living in, the men have started to feel discriminated against. No reserved seats for men in public transport, restricted entry for men without female company to some clubs/pubs, preference of women candidates in jobs etc are some ways men feel the bias against them. If a man happens to get involved in a tiff with a women in some public place, we all know who is held, or at the least, assumed guilty. There are times when the discrimination is so subtle that it fails to make a lasting impression. There was this news headline on a newspaper some days back that read ’15 dead, including 4 women, in a train accident’. I wonder how 4 women adds to the impact, perhaps their lives matter more. If a man kills another man, well it almost feels like an ‘acceptable’ crime. Why wouldn’t it, it wasn’t a crime against women after all. Lately, there have been a few cases, where some women misused the state of affairs to earn some limelight and false praises. But let’s not even go there, just the way I won’t mention any more of the various other cases where men get discriminated against. I won’t go there because that’s not the motive.

weights balanced

Back to that physics experiment, the good thing about it was that on the third or fourth attempt, almost all the class was able to get the weights balanced correctly. Basically, our society is still stuck in the second phase. For long, it has been weighing the first half more than the other, and now we’re trying to fix that and in the process, we are perhaps bending towards the other side a bit. But that’s alright, and perfectly fine as long as we realize it in time. We have to realize the true meaning of gender equality. Men and women are equal to each other, and should be treated like wise. If women have some weak points, men have their own. None of the two is superior to the other, and none deserves any less respect. To all my fellow men, we need to understand that women are as important as we are. They deserve a lot more than just sticking to kitchens or keeping fasts in hope of your longer life. If today, you sometimes feel that they demand more than they should, and in a way, are being unfair, it’s probably because they have been deprived of a lot for generations. We would have probably done the same, and its totally fine. Women need to realize that just because 10 percent of men commit rapes or sexual crimes, it doesn’t mean all men do. It means that those 10 percent are not men. Women should also realize that if they misuse the growing awareness about anti women crime against men for fame or monetary benefits, this can revert the state and put us back to where we came from.  Ideal would be the world where no women is expected to cook, not any more than a man, and a world where no man is expected to earn more than a woman.  And we’ll reach there. If students in a school can learn to maintain the balance, why can’t we?

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We, The Superstitious People of India…

Think about the most dangerous villains, criminals and evil minds that have resided in India. Make a short list in your mind. Chances are that your list includes names such as Dawood Ibrahim, the don, Kasab, the terrorist who was hanged, and Veerapan, among others. Without a doubt, these names deserve to be on the list for all that they have done. Shockingly, we don’t think about any of these names in our daily lives, except when the media reminds us of them. It’s interesting how the most fearsome men don’t cause fear in our hearts, at least not in our daily lives. What’s twice as interesting is the fact that something as harmless as a black cat crossing one’s path is assumed to bring doom, and that chilies and lemon can act as Rajnikanth and prevent this doom like a boss. We have villains like no others, and superheroes in unimaginable forms. Lets take a look at some of them.

The Villains:

  • Black Cat, for who needs guns when you could kill them by just walking across the road
  • Number 13, not just your regular teen
  • The Evil Eye, everyone has one, especially the neighbors
  • Certain days like Tuesday and Saturday, when you get killed for eating meat or washing hair
  • Mars, the evil planet, with it’s ‘Manglik‘ trademark
  • The Colour Black, too dark to make your day brighter
  • Upside Down Slippers on the floor, they can probably turn your lives upside down
  • Broken Mirrors, watch yourself in one of these and you’re life is destined to be broken

The Super Heroes:

  • Lemon and Green Chilies, put them together and they’ll take care of the rest
  • Black Spot on the Face, guarding you against evil eyes since eternity
  • One Rupee Coin, added to the cash gift, because the amount in the envelope is not enough
  • The Super Lockets and Precious Stones, wearing whom you are immune to difficulties, and well, ghosts
  • The Brave Coconut, who willingly gets smashed to the ground to make an event auspicious

Superstitions

Ever wondered how that poor little cat would have felt when we linked her with bad events? How would you feel if you were that coconut who was forcibly banged on the floor only to bring good luck? On a serious note, if we think radically, it’s not hard to tell that these superstitions don’t make the slightest of the sense. It might be true that some of these did make sense back in the day. For instance, talking of cutting nails in evening, it would not be a good idea in days when there was no electricity and we had to make do with the dim light of candles. We could have hurt our fingers. However, it clearly makes no sense in modern times. With time, we have to realize what deserves to be left behind, and make sure that it is left behind. Some of us follow these for the sake of our elders. Our elders believe in these age old superstitions, they expect us to follow these, and we follow. I wouldn’t have a problem with such obedience, if it weren’t one of the key reasons that prevent our country from getting rid of these false beliefs. Most of the new generation doesn’t believe in any of these, but follows some of these any ways. Not believing is doing no good. Not following is what is required. We might like to believe that nobody really believes in them these days, but most of the people I know don’t eat meat on Tuesdays, and almost all the houses on my street have a ‘Nazarpattu’. I guess it’s time for a reality check.

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Should I be a proud Indian?

The 69th anniversary of our country’s independence is here. The patriotic in me feels proud of what my country has achieved over the past seven decades. From being known as the land of rituals, snake charmers, and superstitions, we’ve really come a long way. Today, the world knows us as engineers, CEOs and scientists. The Mangalyaan makes me proud, and so do men such as Mr. Sundar Pichai, Mr. Satya Nadela or Mr. Kailash Satyarthi. I feel honoured to be a part of such a nation. I feel like waiving my beloved country’s flag.

Proud Indian

But as is true for anything else, there’s another side to me. The ‘I hate this country, it can never develop’ side. I find myself complaining about my country’s problems every day. When I start my day and head out for work, I resent the overly crowded streets I cry about the densely polluted air and poor traffic control. When I see beggars and poor children clad in torn clothes, I curse the government for their condition. Of course, it’s the government’s fault. Had the ministers and political leaders been doing their job with sincerity and honesty, problems like poverty, pollution and population would not exist. I go through this round of thoughts every day. However, that’s precisely where I leave my country to its problems. My responsibility ends there. No one blames me. No one asks me to not stop there. No one expects me to be doing anything else about it. No one, except the evil whom I hate the most. My biggest critic, Mr Conscience.

Ashamed of being Indian

That demon questions my right to be proud of my country’s achievements. What exactly, have I done to take India where it is today, he asks. I want to punch him in the face. He goes on to ask if there’s any tiny contribution that I’ve put in for my country in the twenty five years of my existence. I try hard to recall the last time I did something for my country, so that I can shut his bloody mouth. But I can’t. I begin to feel irritated. It’s only the beginning. Mr. Conscience tells me on my face how I have no right to make any complains about my own country and it’s problems. Since I’m not the part of the solution, I must be a part of the problem, he says. That’s it, he has done it. It’s time I shut his damn face and go to sleep. The best part of sleep is that you get to escape whatever you want. Sometimes, that’s your only way out of dealing with your conscience.  I love sleep.

Honestly, I know I could have contributed a little in all these years. I know I still can. I can perhaps donate a small amount of my monthly salary to a charity. I can resist taking my own car and use the public transport, for the sake of one less car on road. All those times when I wasted food, I could have saved that and gave it to the needy. I can also give up the greed and pay all taxes with sincerity. I can spread awareness among people to keep the country clean, or at least, make sure that I myself don’t litter public places and roads.  I can perhaps plead to my friends on Facebook to do something good, instead of posting that selfie that I was about to post. I can start on this Independence Day, for what else could be a better day. But I’m probably too lazy to turn ‘can’ into ‘will’. It’s a lot easier to feel proud while other’s give us the reasons. So is to complain and forget. I think I’ll stick to the routine. I will probably fly kites in the morning feeling proud, and drink beer with friends at night, cursing my country and its problems.

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Common Man Vs Poverty

India’s major troubles come from the three P’s; Population, Poverty and a beloved neighbor. Among these, the second is perhaps the biggest enemy of any country. In India, poverty is too widespread to miss the eye. You don’t have to be in some rural areas to spot the poor. The streets of some of the most developed cities house more poor than we can imagine. What poverty leads to, and why it is obnoxious is obvious. What I’m more interested in, is what I and you can do about it. When we think of such problems, we are quick to blame the government, its policies and corruption. It is true that such country level problems demand actions and measures from the govt. Corruption is, without a doubt, a key culprit. We vote to form new governments in hope of a corruption free country. From that moment, we sit back, hoping that the govt. will do its job and things will get better. If it doesn’t, we blame them again. That’s pretty much sums up our contribution. Why get our own hands dirty when we can blame someone else. Simple!

The next time your car breaks down, try sitting back in the hope that someone else will come and fix it. You won’t, will you? It’s your car, and it’s your problem. For once, can we not think the same for our country? Why not get up for our country? Many of us want to help, but don’t know how. For something as big as eradicating poverty, where does a common man start from? It’s a genuine question. The answer is not straight forward. Perhaps, there is no quick solution. However, if we mend our daily habits a little, we can help.

Think about the last time you ate at some fine restaurant, or went for a movie. I’m sure you wouldn’t remember the exact amount you spent. But hey, did you try to bargain? Do we ever bargain at a restaurant, at a shop at some mall, or at a movie theater? We don’t. Bargaining applies to the street markets. Those vendors who struggle to make a living out of selling veggies on the streets. Those kids who sell corn on the roadside. Getting back to the aching reality, most of these street vendors are financially weak. They don’t have parallel businesses running, unlike some of the restaurant owners. The reason why bargaining works with them is that they need money so badly that they agree to sell even at much lower prices. Do we really need to bargain with them? Say they earned ten bucks more each time, will that really burn a hole in our pocket? It will surely help those chaps a lot. A ten rupee note matters much more to a poor man than it does to the rich. We don’t mind tipping fifty bucks to a waiter who is already earning a salary. However, buying groceries without bargaining seems wrong. Can we not spare this little amount for the benefit of the poor? Sometimes, it’s not about saving those precious ten bucks. It’s the ego, the one that says ‘why give them the price they ask?’ The next time someone tells you that he bought the same amount of lemons at a cheaper rate, tell him proudly that you made the seller’s day!

bargaining

Having talked about our practice of bargaining, another habit that I see around quite often confuses me to the core. Some of us who argue for five or ten bucks while shopping, have absolutely no issues while giving alms to beggars. Beggars, who don’t work for the money, while they can. Beggars, who are made handicapped, had their arms or legs amputated so that they can beg for mercy. Imagine, you work hard and get paid very little, and you see that a beggar who’s not working at all gets more than you. How would that feel, wouldn’t that discourage you? Think about those cruel evil minds who run this business. Wouldn’t it help them? We all know the answer. Then why do some of us give alms to beggars nevertheless? If you believe you’re helping them, you’re mistaken. Your intention might be good, but the action is only making things worse. Want to help? Pay good to those who work. Don’t encourage the beggars, and see how it helps end this dirty business.

beggars or labourers

Who, do you think, deserves the money?

While some easier steps have already been talked about, I’m going to touch upon some other ways that we can adopt to help our country.

  • Pay Taxes Sincerely: We all understand that it is the government’s responsibility to plan and fight against such country level issues. What we must also take into account is the fact that govt. works on our money. The tax we pay is the money that the govt. works on. If we really care for the eradication of poverty and other issues, we should pay taxes with sincerity. We must not think of it as the money that’s being taken away from us. It’s the money that we are contributing for the country’s development. In all possibilities, it’s a good cause. There must be a good reason why every country has adopted this methodology. Pay taxes sincerely and feel proud of it.
  • Save Resources when you can: Saving is as important as making. It doesn’t take a big effort to not waste the necessary resources, such as electricity and water. Less resources wasted equals more resources available. More resources available means lesser the price charged. Lesser the price charged implies more accessibility to the poor.
  • Donate: How many times a year do we dine at expensive restaurants, buy pricey stuff or spend money at partying? Out of these occasions, if we save the money spent on just two of them and donate that sum to some charity, it will help more than we think. If most of us develop this habit, it will be a huge help. Besides, the warm feeling that you get after charity is priceless!

No wonder it’s the government’s job to look after such issues, but the government can’t do everything by itself. If I and you, the common men, start contributing towards fighting such issues, things will definitely change for better. Somewhere deep down inside, we all know what we should be doing, but as Morpheus from The Matrix rightly says,

There’s a difference between knowing the path and walking the path…

 

Indians are not racists. LOL !

When we think of racism, the first to hit our minds are the colours black and white. The whole idea of racism has been popularized by the wrongful and immoral discrimination that is made among the people belonging to different skin tones. It is a well known, but a sad fact that people with darker skin are ill treated at many places across the globe. What is lesser known, however, is the fact that fair coloured people also have to undergo similar mistreatment at some of the places. Although this mentality is not widespread in current times, and is vaporizing fast, the real concern about racism in our country is only growing.

Racism Funny

While the discrimination between two colours is probably what defines racism globally, in India, it has more forms than our imagination probably allows. When was the last time you received, or shared a ‘Sardar’ or a ‘Jaat’ joke? But as we know, these are just jokes whose sole purpose is to make people laugh, even if it means to laugh at someone. What is the first thing that comes to our minds when we think of ‘Baniyas’? Bravo! You got that right! And wait, did I mention anything about women drivers? ‘Woman driver’ has become synonymous with ‘bad driver’. Time for a quick question; how many times have you witnessed or been involved in a road accident? How many of those actually involved women drivers? But come on, don’t let that matter. It is fun teasing the women for their driving skills, isn’t it? Most people from Delhi or Mumbai dislike those from Bihar. This is the same state who gave our nation its first President, apart from a notable number of IAS officers. You get the idea. Talking of discrimination, I’m reminded of a country within India, the North-East. Well, it almost feels like another country, thanks to the majority of Indians who believe that people from north eastern states are from China. I guess that’s where we inherited the word ‘Chinki’ from. Again, don’t get me wrong! It’s just our way of showing love, isn’t it? We, sir, are not racists! Never!

protests against racism involving north east

When we tend to link a trait or mentality with a certain group of people, it’s not essentially racism. Not by the definition meaning.  Where it falls is under the umbrella of stereotyping. Stereotyping, by the dictionary, is an “oversimplified, usually pejorative, attitude people hold toward those outside one’s own experience who are different. They are a result of incomplete or distorted information accepted as fact without question.” Big words! Let me try to simplify. Stereotyping is associating a group of people having one or more common characteristics, to a common trait, without verification. If ten members of group X are uneducated, it makes us believe that the entire group is. That’s basically judging lakhs of people by a mere ten! This kind of judgement in itself is perhaps harmless, but it gets dirty, prejudicial and hurtful when these lakhs of people are made fun of, and thrown sarcastic remarks at, by others. This is where the transition from stereotyping to racism begins. This is where the concern manifests.

Stereotypes

It’s not hard to imagine how it feels to be falsely attributed to some negative or silly characteristic, and being laughed at by others. Why do we condemn discrimination based on skin colour when we don’t mind discriminating on the basis of ethnicity, states, castes and gender? Do we really believe that some groups of the society are inferior to others? If not, is this the best mode of sharing laughter? We all know the answer. It’s high time that we realize the wrong and stop it. It’s our moral responsibility to spread the message and discourage this racism in disguise. You and I are humans, no less, and certainly no more. Let’s keep it that way.

Remember, when you label them, you negate them!


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Thinking of buying a new car in Delhi? Think again.

The Delhi Metro has been around for more than thirteen years now. It is arguably India’s most advanced metro line and one of the world’s best. It has modern air conditioned coaches, nominal ticket rates, extensive routes and a stellar service. Talking of safety, the Delhi Metro is probably the safest means of public transport, with effective security measures deployed at every station. Accidents and crimes are rare, which speaks volumes for it. The most highlighting feature the Delhi Metro has to offer is the constant time of journey. Barring a few cases that involve a technical glitch, the metro will definitely take the same time from station X to station Y. This is something that can never be accomplished on road.

Delhi Metro

Talking of other modes of public transport, we have buses, which cover almost all the areas of the city. In recent years, the department of transportation has introduced new advanced buses that run on CNG and offer air conditioning. These buses are also the cheapest and most widely available mode of transport.

Considering that our city has these modes of public transport available, the ever growing count of cars on the roads is depressing. The rate at which this count is increasing is alarming. Going by the figures mentioned at the Delhi govt. website, the total number of private vehicles registered as of 2015 is close to one crore. You read that right.

In today’s time, every one wants to own a car. Those who own one want a second. And why not! Each member of the family should have a car to himself, right? Having said that, it’s worth our time to think about what makes us want a car so badly. Why we need to travel in a car when the metro can take us there in lesser time.

Owning a car, sadly, has become synonymous to being well financially. Our society likes to believe that those who don’t own a car can’t afford it.  Say, in a party, where everyone’s reaching in their sedans, would you travel there in an auto rickshaw or a bus, when you can just take your car? Of course you won’t. What will everyone think of you!  Apart from being a status symbol, our comfort is another major culprit. With our own cars, we get point to point service without having to wait. Facilities like air-conditioning, music, and some private space add to it. Cars sure sound fun and easy, don’t they! Wait till you hear the complete story.

In a recent study, Delhi was ranked as the most polluted city on the globe. It’s not really a surprise, considering the high volume of vehicles on our roads. High pollution means more diseases, more diseases mean more ill people. Are we weighing comfort more than health? And wait, the last time I drove my car to office, I remember being stuck in an hour long jam in 45 degrees of heat. Last time I checked, that was not how the dictionary defined comfort. Moreover, more cars mean more accidents, and one doesn’t need to be a genius to understand why.

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A typical road scene in Delhi

Having talked about the ills of using personal cars unnecessarily, let’s take a quick look at why I and you tend to avoid public transport. The first thing that strikes my mind is the fact that buses and metro trains are usually over crowded, especially in the busy office hours. While this certainly speaks for the fact that a lot of people are indeed using these means, it also exposes the need for more buses and trains per route. While new trains with more number of coaches are already being imported, the department of transport also needs to introduce more buses on the roads, at least for busier routes. If even half the car crowd shifts to buses, each new bus will mean 10 less cars on roads. While this is one step, it doesn’t solve the whole problem. We also need to ensure that people don’t board a fully occupied bus or train, just to avoid waiting a couple of minutes for the next. This can be tackled by enforcing a rule, where no more than, say, fifty passengers are allowed on a bus. As soon as the fiftieth passenger boards, no more passengers are allowed, until one gets off. This can be regulated by installing cameras, one in each bus. Needless to say, this will also help make these buses safer.

Since much of this requires actions from the govt., one might be inclined towards forgetting the idea altogether. In India, it is easy to believe that requesting or hoping the govt. to make things better is foolish. However, with the new govt. being in its early days, this looks more achievable now, than it could be any later. There’s a dedicated page for transport related queries, complaints or requests on the Delhi govt’s website (http://www.delhi.gov.in/wps/wcm/connect/doit_transport/Transport/Home/Contact+Us). Also, with the platforms like Change.org (https://www.change.org/), making an appeal to the govt. has become easier. I’m not a fan of the govt., I just believe in trying, and I firmly believe that trying to make our city a better place is worth every bit. Even if we’re too lazy to bother about writing to govt., can we not, at the least, resist the luxury of owning more than one car in the family?

Imagine, in a decade from now, we can either have a city that has millions of cars, but no space to drive, or a city where the roads are way less crowded and a place which is way less polluted. Is it really a tough call to make?

I’m reminded of a quote I read somewhere. Here’s how it goes,

A developed country is not a place where the poor have cars, it’s where the rich use public transport.

– Gustavo Petro, Mayor of Bogotá


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The Big Fat Indian Wedding, is it worth it?

“Dad, my phone is too old and outdated. Please get me a new one.”

“Forget it. It’s good enough. Besides, money doesn’t grow on trees. We have to save for your marriage as well!”

Looks like your story, doesn’t it?  This is a typical conversation that occurs every now and then in Indian families. Right from the moment a man and a woman get married, they start planning and saving. They save for a healthy future of their family, education of their kids and what not. But wait, all this consumes only a part of the savings. Where does the remaining, bigger part go? You guessed it! The day their children were born for. Marriage.

India is a land of hugely diverse cultures, traditions and ethnic groups. While their ways distinguish them, the fact that makes these different groups one, is their common ultimate purpose in life. This purpose is none other than to spend all they can on their children’s weddings (pun intended).

Wedding decoration

I belong to a Punjabi family, and have been a part of many Punjabi weddings. A typical wedding costs somewhere between ten lakhs to one crore rupees. I’m talking of average middle class families. For upper class families, the budget can go as high as fifty crores. Lets take a deeper look into where this giant sum of money goes.

Average count of guests in Indian weddings is about 300 to 350. In a banquet hall located in a metro city, a dinner usually costs at least a thousand bucks per head. Simple maths tells us that dinner (or lunch) alone costs a sum of about 3 to 4 lakhs. Wonderful! It does make sense, doesn’t it? I mean, I know we could feed a country of poor homeless children with that money, but why care? Lets move ahead and talk about the lavish gifts. In a wedding, the girl’s family is expected to bring along a plethora of gifts. We don’t like to call this dowry. We’re a part of modern India, we don’t believe in dowry anymore. These are just gifts! When I was a lot younger, gifts usually meant a pack of chocolates, a nice shirt, or a bouquet of roses. It was stupid of me. I should have known that gifts mean kilos of gold, a modern car and enough dresses to last a decade. I almost forgot about the plush decorations, which, again cost lakhs. Too bad they last only a day. But what the heck, it’s the day we were born for! At least all our relatives and friends are happy and proud, or are they? There’s always this aunt who will still not be happy with the saree she got, or that uncle, who didn’t find the pricey liquor he was hoping for.

Wedding Food

Wait a minute, I just realized the most important purpose of spending the life’s savings in a day. It serves as a status symbol! While we may exhaust all our bank balance, we manage to build our status in the society. The wedding becomes the most talked about stuff among our friends and relatives. Some, who are yet to marry their children, take a note of the details, so that their children’s wedding can surpass our standards. Yay! We’ve given something worthwhile to them.

I don’t want to spoil the mood, but really, couldn’t we do a more sensible job here? Couldn’t we save half of what we throw at the weddings, for a more noble cause? How about donating to charities which raise and educate the poor children? If we can’t be that kind to the society, how about saving half of this huge sum for a better education of our children, or on gifting an international vacation to our parents once they retire?

When I look around today, I see a lot of young blood who doesn’t really favor such extravagant weddings. However, they still go for them for the sake of the will of their parents. Our parents wish to wed us in as lavish manner as they can afford. They do it because every one else does. They don’t want to be looked down upon by the society. What they probably fail to realize is the fact that this society is made of nothing but them. Many people who think just like them. If all, or at least most of them change their ways, this fear of being seen as the odd one out would cease to exist. If the youth does believe in the fact that unnecessary expenditure on weddings should be done away with, it has to take the responsibility of convincing the older generation. Some will understated, most won’t. If even a mere one percent of our country’s population succeeds in this, it will certainly make a huge impact.

Wedding is perhaps the most important day of our lives, but we don’t have to throw away our’s or our parent’s whole life’s savings for that. This is the day when we are blessed with a life partner, what else could we wish for?

Life Partner


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