Growing up to be a young woman is such a nice thing, isn’t it? In fact, it is a stage which we all look forward to. After all, the outings and trips with friends, the “bitchy” pajama parties, the sexy pool parties and of course, the associated clubbing and partying become a part and parcel of it all. However, things get a bit twisted if you’re growing up in India. Read on to know what brunt every young woman in India has to bear daily (well, almost)—
7. “How Much More Do You Want To Study, Darling?”
Well, the speaker(s) of this statement is generally a distant aunt who has been bestowed with the responsibility of finding the perfect match for everyone by the Divine himself! And, by this statement they don’t mean to buck you up or anything, but simply the fact that it’s too much of studying, time for you to engage in nuptial bliss (not!). Well, all you should do in this situation is to remind them bluntly about Article 377. Well, that’s precisely all you can do to shut them up (at least in front of you!).
6. “Stop Playing with Guys, It’s Time to Learn Cooking”
Seriously, you still believe that women should be the only one to learn how to cook? Well, your opinion simply doesn’t matter—what matters is your parents’ and those angelic aunts’ opinions. And, according to most of them, women’s place is in the kitchen. In case you mostly go through this kind of irritating situation, just for once, cook for them a dish in such a way that they’d never have the courage to ask you about cooking, anymore!
5. “You’re 23, And Yet You Are To Learn The Art Of Draping A Saree”
As far as we’re concerned, there’s no divine (or even corrupt) law stating that a woman won’t be able to spend nuptial bliss unless and until she gets her drape right. But, someone please let this be known to the elders! In this situation, you can act ignorant and declare that marriage doesn’t excite you, and see the color of their faces drop! Ah, bliss it is!!
4. “The Next Family Gathering Shall Be At Your Wedding”.
Well, this is one joke that keeps circulating in the social networking sites and elsewhere too. But, that doesn’t mean that you should take that lightly. This is something that young women do get to hear at every family occasion. However, if it gets too irritating then you might just as well gather up some courage and tell them, “Yea, only if none of you plan to die anytime soon”! This works—tried and tested.
3. “Do You Only Have Male Friends?”
These again generally come from those “no-good” aunties and what they mean by this is whether you have a boy friend or not! Come on! It’s high time they must know that friendship is a term devoid of any sex or gender, but if you try to make them understand this, then you’re too good to be true! So, simply answer their query in just one sentence—“Aunt, I have a/no boyfriend—anything else?”
2. “What Do You Need A Cell Phone For When At Home?” Or “Why Do You Need To Be Decked Up To College?”
Now, this is how your father or mother enquires about your boy friend. And, trust me, no matter whatever you tell them, they are going to be ever suspicious. So, the best way to go through this situation would be to give that impish smile and hug them tight!
1. “Your Daughter has grown to be a Young Woman now”
This is something you’d hear your aunt (again) telling your mom or dad. To stop this sh*t coming over time and again, just go to them in a jolly good manner and ask them with a wide grin whether they were born old! Yes, this works—to some extent.