We Indians care the most about the relations we have. We preserve them for the life time.
You may be a daughter or a son.
You may be a sister or a brother.
You may be a wife or a husband.
You may be a mother or a father.
You may be a grandmother or a grandfather.
You may be a granddaughter or a grandson.
You may be a mother-in-law or a father-in-law.
You may be a daughter-in-law or a son-in-law.
You may be a sister-in-law or a brother-in-law.
You can be a niece or a nephew.
You may be an aunt or an uncle.
You may be a friend.
This list can be longer than this. But we don’t find it a loonngg list. These relations are an obvious part of our life.
It won’t be wrong if I say that somewhere we live for the relations. Just imagine your life without these people. You can’t, right? No Indian can.
A son would say that he wants to get educated and earn for his parents.
A girl would say that she wants to make a glorious career and make her parents proud. She wants to get married and wants to keep her family’s dignity.
A married man wants to give all the happiness to his family.
This is us, Indians.
Each relation has its own beauty, crisp, and drama! In short all ups and downs. No relation can be constantly sweet.
You may have heard your NRI cousins or friend often that they are “shifting”. They are leaving their parents’ home and will be living separately.
Such things don’t happen here in India until and unless it is highly required or a situation demands. Otherwise nobody wants to leave his/her parents.
Former Miss World and now Mrs Aishwarya Rai Bachchan once said in an interview, “We don’t have to make appointments to meet our parents on lunch or dinner in India.”
If you are a grand kid, then you may have experienced your bond with your grandparents. This is one of the cutest and "can't-be-explained-in-words" relations.
A kid may be afraid of his father’s strictness but he would always be fond of his grandparents. And the same thing happens with the grandparents too. They would feel more affection for the grand kids. Grandparents are the best storytellers in the world. One said that a kid is the luckiest if he/she has had an opportunity to grow under his/her grandparents.
In the new age, grandparents are acclimatizing to technologies and changing world to walk with their grand kids. They may not have storybooks at hand, but they have found the new way; they are using technology to make the kids happy. They show cartoons’ videos on
or YouTube, pictures in WhatsApp, and Sanskrit Shlokas through audios. They want
to pass on each and every possible lesson of virtue to their grand kids.
A relation is the highest-priority for us. For many of us, it is the ultimate goal in life. Nobody wants to hurt the loved one. The pain of your loved one’s grief is the most extreme.
Indians are emotional. We are family oriented people. Our emotions are attached to the relations. It is the safest feeling to be surrounded by “Our People”..
Relations are the most precious possessions in our life. They are the wealth which we inherit. They are the earning which we nurture for life time.
Holding on here for now with just two questions; what are we without relations? What is the meaning of our breath without their existence?