The monotony we take for granted everyday life grows interesting if we look closely.
For the first topic, let’s take an example of Indian wedding, traditions, an umpteen number of poojas, lavish spreads of delicious food, family, friends, fun and frolic. It oozes out culture and grandeur like no other country’s weddings do. I’m always game for a good sangeeth or reception, provided there are no nosy aunties xD
But like any other good thing, these rich weddings have their own drawbacks.
A few decades ago, lavish weddings weren’t even in sight and now it’s a status symbol. People spend their lifes earnings on this one time event!
Let’s look at some facts and figures:
The estimation of market’s worth involved in an Indian wedding
The wedding market: 100,000-110,000 crores.
Gold and diamond market: 60,000 crore.
These are some of the important markets but even a simple wedding involves other expenses like apparel, hotel, decor etc.
With most of India’s population being youth, who’s ready to get married, the markets are going to see a never before rise.
In a country like India, where 1 in 5 people lives below the poverty line and wedding loans are currently being given out, lavish weddings are a seriously devastating trend.
Ridiculous food wastage :
Indian weddings are known for the delicious and elaborate spread of food. Indian, continental, Chinese, Italian and even Lebanese cuisines aren’t a surprise.
With almost 250-1000 rupees for a meal per person and some weddings having guests of over thousand in number, its an integral part of the wedding.
A survey reported in the times of india says, A city like Bangalore alone wastes around 943 tonnes of food during weddings, which is enough to feed 2.6 crore people once.
According to FAO estimates in ‘The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, 2017″ report, 190.7 million people are undernourished in India. With over 10 million weddings in India each year, if we can’t figure out what to do about this major issue, it’s a shame.
The mentality of people:
It’s perfectly okay for your son/daughter is over 30 and still not interested in a marriage. Some of us are married to our dreams.
Please don’t sacrifice your child’s happiness to societal pressure. It’s okay if they want to get married outside your caste or if they want to date that perfect arranged marriage groom before marrying them.
For the love of God, don’t ask your daughter to put up with domestic abuse, a cheating partner or hold on to a marriage she’s unhappy in just for your dignity.
Most of the things are simple if you think for yourselves without considering what the society has to say, cause the society will never stop talking.
Don’t even get me started on the dowry system, expensive wedding invitations, the other show offs, the excessive drinking and loud music all in the name of a WEDDING.