By Saumyata Joshi:

“It is a truth universally acknowledged that single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.” This famous quote of Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice with all its sarcasm, contains that certain amount of truth that rings true throughout generations. Globalization is bringing the world together. But are things happening only at a virtual level and none of this is really true? Love and marriage are losing their significance; they are no longer the pure sacred relation which binds two people. It is becoming more of a planned economic deal. We are no longer hunting for love but for wealth. We are contriving for love which is not true.

Unconditional love’, quite a fictitious word for the contemporary times, means loving a person irrespective of his flaws with no limitations. Falling in love with a person keeping in mind his caste, creed, class and most important of all his ‘financial status’. Is there really unconditional and true love or we all are just becoming ‘gold diggers’? We are brought up in a conditional environment; then is ‘unconditional love’ really a possibility?

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Religions are considered to be the various paths to reach the same god. Then how can the people walking on those different paths differ from each other? Modern age media influences the society but it definitely sells what buys, it is no longer changing the social structures but rather helping it grow more parochial. One advertisement says “Are you worried that your daughter might marry someone outside your community” the poor parents nod their heads in agony as if the ‘other’ community people are not humans at all. So the solution to their big problem is a matrimony site which will help them to find the perfect match for their beloved daughter in their own community.

It is not necessary for either love or arranged marriages to be successful and I guess it is not for us to decide that, some things should be left to goddesses of destiny also. The crux is that parents should believe in the upbringing of their own child and should trust his/her decision. But the truth dawns upon you and it is sad to see that we will live in a world where love isn’t true and marriages are made.

Love exists, all it needs is a chance to bloom, don’t enshroud it with your hypocrisy because regrets stay for life.

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Harvey Specter
Posted at 1:37 pm August 21, 2013
Aditi Thakker
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I think it is important to make not of the fact that not everyone wants to marry for love. Marriage and lover are two very different things. A lot of men and women out there are willing to get married to someone just for their social status or for financial security, or because they can’t find anyone to love. Also, for someone not wishing for their daughter or son to marry outside their community or religion, its their choice. I don’t think they mean to think of people from other castes or communities as not human, but just very different. The Indian society is afraid of change! All these aspects are a matter of personal choice, and who are we judge. What is this unconditional love anyway?

Harvey Specter
Posted at 10:36 pm July 15, 2013
Sadaf Javed
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Gud read..!!!

Harvey Specter
Posted at 2:19 pm July 15, 2013
shefalisharan
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Eye opening piece , but if someone goes against the so called norms of the society he or she is always tagged as a villan .
Parents and even the society gives us the right to make our own decision and when we do, its not respected !

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