Our Cultural Software and the Valentine’s Day Pragmatism

For a country like India that procreates prolifically, its cultural discomfort with mating is unfortunate. Marriage is India’s favorite ritual and is still seen as coming together of families. Even though the rapid urbanization and nuclearisation of the families are changing this paradigm, the idea of parents being the bride givers and the liability to be discarded with’ has deep roots.

An existence outside this framework, where single women exercise their freedom to select and/or date partners of their choice, severely challenges and threatens the patriarchal status quo. Continue Reading…