Showing posts with label Women Liberation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Women Liberation. Show all posts

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

When would Indian grooms stop looking for ‘Homely girls’?

I first heard this term ‘homely girl’ in 2002, when my friend Ritu got married. She was only 23 then. Her sister’s brother-in-law liked her very much and so proposed her for the marriage. After completing her bachelor’s, Ritu was married off to that guy. Later I came to know that the person liked her, mainly because she was homely. And indeed she was. She was a gentle-natured good looking girl, an expert homemaker, and could well mingle with children.

That was a long time back. I was very young then and did not give any heed to the concept of ‘homeliness’ then. Neither did I try to make myself a ‘homely character’ like my friend Ritu, acceptable to all members of the society. I thought it was just an old-fashioned concept meant for those who are eventually interested in making a family and not a career. I firmly believed that well-educated guys with modern outlook don’t believe in such a concept. But I was wronged several times later in my life. Even today, I see many urban guys in our society want ‘homely girls’ for marriage.

India is progressing. Yet, when the question of marriage arises, the groom and his family prefers a "homely girl" as their "bahu".

A full adaptation of this blog topic was published on The ArmChair Journal with the title: When would Indian grooms stop looking for ‘Homely girls’? on 14th January 2020.


Wednesday, 25 December 2019

The man who wanted a motherly love from his wife

Naren was a successful lawyer based in Kolkata. Being the only child of the family, he was a darling to his mother who showered boundless love and affection upon him. Naren grew up as a perfect ‘ma ka beta’ who loved his mother dearly and vowed to do anything for her.

Naren was brought up by his mother in such a way that he became dependent on her, who helped in his daily routine. Apart from his job and going to the market for grocery shopping, he was naive in doing household chores. The level of dependency became so much that, when she was diagnosed with cancer and died within a year, Naren was utterly devastated.

This is the real-life story of a narcissistic guy, who wants to marry a woman so that he can get back the comfortable life his mother had given him.

A full adaptation of this blog topic was published on The ArmChair Journal with the title: The man who wanted a motherly love from his wife on 19th December 2019.

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