Life of an Indian child is truly enticing owing to their incredible parents. We have all witnessed the basic terminology of 5 Ws and 1H while talking to our parents, haven’t we? It goes like, “Mom I want to go out with my friends” and there comes a bundle of questions. So, here we mention five things we must keep in our mind being an Indian child:
- Comparison is Key:
It doesn’t matter how much you scored in your exams, the score of parhos ke Bunty, Bablu and Pinky is always going to be way more important. However if you’re asking for some permission where the same Bunty, Bablu and Pinky are headed to then those children are none of your concern. This selective comparison is regular with you parents.
2. Forceful Feeding:
It doesn’t matter if you are hungry or not, you are supposed to eat what has been served to you. Then, there comes a point of time, when you’ve forgotten what hunger feels like! If you somehow dodge the forceful feeding spree, hell breaks loose when you actually feel hungry.
3. Super-ness of Superstitions:
The old Gods and the new gather and conspire against you if even by mistake you cut your nails or hair on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Mondays or after sunset. Never ignore this warning by your parents. Nothing happens in the end though, its just a false alarm. Anyhow Gods don’t care if you cut your nails or trim your hair.
4. The Blindness Fear:
You have been forced to believe that if you are watching television, you are soon going to have spectacles. Even if you use your mobile phone late at night or use your laptop or whatever you do the scary line of “Andha ho jayega/jayegi” is just around the corner.
5. No End to Awkward Silence Over Sex:
It doesn’t matter if you’re 30 or 13, as far as your parents are concerned, you are not supposed to think of, let alone indulge in, any sexual activity. The openness you all have wished for in your family over such matters is hardly there. maybe after having a few drinks your dad might talk to you about it but that only for boys. Otherwise its a big NO NO in an Indian family.
Sometimes, Indian parents seem to be harder to deal with than the rest. Normally they have high academic expectations, limited dating rules and cultural differences. But not to forget, you should try to learn and live with them rather than changing them, because at the end of the day, that is what parents are. You’ll love them anyhow.
About the Author:
Luck favors those who work hard. Hi, I am Raahat Sarpal, quite creative and a passionate writer. I write what I feel or what is happening around me. For me its more important to earn knowledge that bucks. A great learner today will surely be some huge earner tomorrow; that’s what I believe.