Honestly folks, I cannot wait to get married. To a dutiful sati-savitri who will toe the line and dance to my tunes.
An Indian wife in today's day and age needs to take permission from her 'hubby dearest' to travel abroad alone, be it for business, or for pleasure. As reported by India Today , this is the practice for travel to about 30 Muslim countries, as the tour operators say. If not the husband, then the father and if all male members are dead, then death certificate
le jaana mat bhulna.
But of course! Independence is just an illusion when it comes to marriages in India. We all know what the ideal Indian marriage means, don't we? The wife goes through a complete checklist.
#1 The wife stays in the kitchen.
#2 The wife stays at the feet of her lord, the husband.
#3 The wife needs to be "pure". Cue agni-pareeksha?
#4 The wife needs to be loaded with dhan and quite possibly a 5BHK.