Few days back, I had a conference call with two of my closest friends who love each other eternally that is the reason they decided to get married.
In life, nothing can be so simple. So here is the twist in the story.
The guy’s family has accepted the girl, but the girl’s family doesn’t want the marriage as the guy is from different cast.
After discussing and making strategy on ‘how to convince the girl’s parent’, we finished up the call with a thought that after 10 years, all of us will laugh over this tension.
But my mind is still occupied with the series of events.
In the 21st century, isn’t love enough? Isn’t a commitment from a guy to keep a girl happy forever enough? Isn’t happiness of the girl/guy enough?
I started wondering ‘what’s the big fuss?’
Some things, I can never understand such as
• The guy is sincere, good nature, well settled, highly educated, and belongs to a reputed family. In short, the guy has every quality that a girl’s family wish for. I am sure the guy would have been accepted if he had been born in same caste but is it his fault that he belongs to a different caste?
• Aren’t every parents wishing that their daughter remains happy then why so much melodrama over their decision?
•Our generation hardly follows religion yet we are being berated over inter caste marriage.
• Similarly, my other friend is struggling hard to convince his parents to say yes to a guy whom she loves. The problem here isn’t caste, but it’s the Kundli (horoscope) mismatch. How does an alignment of the stars will predict whether the couple will stay fortunate forever or are doomed forever?
In modern times, when India should move forward, we are being pushed back by our orthodox beliefs and traditions.
It’s important to respect our rich traditions, but we shouldn’t don’t make such a fuss about it.