Saturday, 23 April 2016

FEATURE: The good ol' days that never were

One remembers a time when dad was 'father', 'babuji' or even 'sir' - you listened when he spoke, and more often than not did what he said. In the traditional Indian family, each member had a place depending on age, gender and relationship. As long as no one rocked the boat, this model worked fine. "Indian families are more focused on duty, propriety and hospitality. We look at caring as food, shelter and clothing rather than the sharing of emotions, " says psychotherapist Ameeta Sanghavi Shah. "Structure and hierarchy was what kept Indian families stable." 
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