Saara din laptop pe lage raho bas, aur koi kaam toh hai nahi! This is what I hear as I type out this article. Indian parents are unique in their own ways. Nothing beats the way they react to certain situations.
Here are a few examples :
1. When you choose your career apart from medicine and engineering
So, India might have developed as a nation, but our families still go by the rule ‘Parivaar mei ek daaktar to hona hi chaiye!’
When you tell them you would rather go for say, music, ‘So jao beta. Kal baat karenge.’
2. WHEN THEY FIND OUT YOU HAVE A FRIEND OF THE OPPOSITE SEX
‘Wo kaun tha jo ghar chhodne aya?’
‘Classmate hai Mummy.’
*looks at you with piercing eyes*
‘Bas dost ya aur kuch’
You can keep shaking your head, but unki umra mei pata chal jata hai ki ladka ladki mein kya chal raha hai
3. WHEN THEY FIND OUT YOU ACTUALLY HAVE A GIRLFRIEND OR BOYFRIEND
First, there will be silence.
Then, there will be a lecture on how your life will be wasted in ghumna firna with the person. Then, your mother will try to explain to you all that all girls are like Kumolika and all boys are not worthy of the world. And finally, this will happen.
4. WHEN THEY FIND ADULT MAGAZINES IN YOUR ROOM
Now, playboy magazines dont hurt anyone.
Except they cause parents to hyperventilate.
‘YEHI DIN DEKHNA REH GAYA THA KYA?’
Remember Kantaben from Kal ho na ho? Yes. That.
5. WHEN YOU GET YOUR GRADE SHEETS
Whether you are in first grade or in the final semester of your graduation, your grades will never be enough.
Your dad is reading a newspaper.
‘Papa! I came seventh in class!’ You expect at least a chocolate box.
*looks down from the newspaper*
‘Sharma jee ke bete ko dekho. Fourth aya hai.
Khana lagane ko bol do mummy ko.’
Sigh. Better luck next time.
And junior Sharma, just you wait.
6. WHEN YOU CANT COOK
Specially for girls, if you can’t cook, the world will come crashing down.
Maggi and coffee making capabilities aren’t enough.
And rotis. Special focus on rotis.
7. WHEN YOU ‘COME OF AGE’
The moment you hit your 20s, hyperventilation starts again. First it was marks and college. Now, its the next big step.
‘SHAADI KAR KE SETTLE HONE KA TIME AA GAYA HAI BETA!’
Random aunties will suggest prospective brides and grooms and parents will happily call them over for chai. What happened to being independent, all of a sudden?
But whatever may be the case, all this is required. Nahi to life zyada hi boring ho jati. Nahi?