Indian culture

Some of the most interesting entries of Swami Balendu's blog are surely those in which he compares Indian culture and customs to Western culture and traditions. Sometimes things work similar, with small differences, and sometimes there is a fundamental diff...

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Young People in Delhi
Last week I told you about the metropolitan cities in India where parents cling to tradition in order not to get lost in all the new ways that a modern life brings. While they are in many ways trying to be modern, especially the raising of daughters brings them bac... Read More

Tags: Indian culture , Truth , Society , Parenting

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Working Women in Delhi
I yesterday explained how a lot of old traditions are the cause of current bad situations in the society, for example the pressure women experience after marriage with so many people expecting them to become mothers really soon. Some of my readers agreed but added:... Read More

Tags: Indian culture , Marriage , Work , Tradition , Arranged marriage , Change , Pressure

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Chastity Belt
For the past two days I have been writing about the pressure especially women face here in India after their wedding: while they were supposed to be virgins until the day they enter marriage, they are now supposed to become pregnant as soon as possible! India lives... Read More

Tags: Expectations , Indian culture , Marriage , Tradition , Society , Arranged marriage

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Negative Pregnancy Test
I yesterday told you about the expectations that Indian parents, in-laws and society members have on newlywed couples: they should get babies as soon as possible, otherwise something is wrong with them! That is a whole lot of pressure especially on the woman who is... Read More

Tags: Expectations , Indian culture , Society , Depression , Medical , Pressure , Suicide

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Menstruation Calendar
For Apra's birthday, many friends had come by and it was really nice to have some talks with open and like-minded people again! When we sat together, a friend who had got married about a year ago told me how much pressure she was facing not only from her family... Read More

Tags: Expectations , Indian culture , Marriage , Relationships , Disappointment , Arranged marriage

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