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Showing posts from June 9, 2014

License to Procreating/Parenting:

In today’s world, there are a number of activities for which an individual or a group needs prior license or permission. For example, if someone wants to open a liquor shop in the neighborhood, he or she needs to have a license for that. For driving, opening some new business enterprise blah.. blah. But somehow in this myriad web of license raj, we have missed a critical issue.
In our Indian culture, generally parents have been given a status only next to GOD, and in some cases even higher than the Almighty. Because almighty is not going to manifest and change your diapers in the middle of the night or clean your dirty nosy…etc etc. But those were the days of Satyug and Shravan Kumar’s. We have also grown up hearing that “A Son can be a KAPUT but a mother will always be the mother”. Till now all is good and fair in the Ramanand-Sagar serial. But the twist comes, when the very people who are entrusted as the caregivers to the infant take liberties or go astray. Our first reaction is “Cl…