In India every function, occasion or festival usually has many rituals attached to it. Such rituals sometimes seem logical, but mostly they feel illogical and are blindly followed by many people. Be it birth, death, marriage or any festival, many rituals are followed in India. Even menstruation has many rituals attached to it, somewhere, it’s beginning is followed by a celebration, somewhere by isolation and somewhere there is not even a slight discussion.
Menstruation used to be a big hush-hush topic and still it is in many parts of India. But times are changing and so is the mind-set of people, still there is a long way to go. In rural India, Continue reading →
For every person in this world, his home in the safest place to live in. Whether one lives in a hut or a palace, the confines of the four walls of the house provide a sense of belongingness, safety and security. When I started my career, I moved to a new city, far away from my parents and far away from my hometown.
The language, the food, the culture and above all the people were different, still the new city accepted me with both hands. It felt like home away from home. Coming home late from office using public transport, it never felt unsafe. Continue reading →
In India, marriage is considered to be a sacred relationship. It is not only the union of two different souls, but of two distinct families. Marriage consists of many rituals and celebrations which continue for a few days. The rituals in our tradition are a way of bonding for the newly married couple. All the traditions and rituals followed in Indian marriages have their own meaning and importance.
Among many rituals and traditions followed in a marriage, one tradition is where the girl or the bride has to leave her parents’ home and settle down at her husband’s home. She has to leave the place where Continue reading →