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Sunday, 27 March 2016

Kill, take a chill pill!

From my perspective, in Indian society, the word 'cliche' is deeply connected with men, women, marriage and religious rituals.

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The following are the cliches I have encountered.
  • A woman on her periods should be isolated from the rest of the household.
  • A husband should always be working and pursue his career, while the wife should be non-career oriented and look after her in-laws, household chores and children.
  • In a marriage, a man should always be earning more than the wife, should be taller than his wife, more (or equally) educated than his wife and should be a step ahead in every possible aspect of life. In short, he should be above and beyond her wife's capabilities.
  • A man should always pay the bills be it a chaat shop or a fine-dining restaurant.
  • Younger generation know nothing compared to the older generation, just because they were born in this world a few years before. 
  • The debates on whether love or arranged marriages are successful. Sorry, a marriage is a dependent on the individuals in question, not whether the couples loved before or after marriage. This generalization is over-used and over-rated.
  • There can be bad children but there cannot be bad mothers. Utter non-sense! If that is the case, then, why do we have orphanages? There are children who are abandoned by their own mothers.
  • A woman should leave her parents and her comfort zone and stay in her in-laws place or another place of their own.
  • A woman after becoming a mother should take care of all the activities of the baby while the dad has no real obligation, but if he wishes to volunteer, that is a great thing.
  • Mother-in-law and daughter-in-law are born enemies. If the two can handle the generation gap very well, it is possible to co-exist, if and only if both are willing to do it.
  • The worst of all cliche is that cricket is the most happening game in India. Sorry, I hate cricket.
  • A good-looking person attracts people. Surely, they are catchy but not until they prove themselves to be bad, sometimes.
This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda. This week's WOW prompt is ‘Kill the cliche'.


Upasna said...

Loved reading it. A true list of Indian cliches.

Sun Bloom said...

Thank you!