The Wee tales 14

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When they asked for dowry for the first time, she saw the glimpse in their eyes where they were promising her a torturous life. She ignored all the symptoms at that time. After few days she realized that agreeing to the marriage had been her worst choice.

 

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17 thoughts on “The Wee tales 14

    Pratik Akkawar said:
    July 24, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    Nothing can we change if people themselves are happy offering dowry to the groom side and its often the case, I guess.

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      Gaurav Luthra said:
      July 24, 2015 at 12:44 pm

      I am sorry but I disagree. I do not think anyone from bride side would willingly want to offer dowry. They just have no choice left at the end because most of the time people stigmatize the bride family by saying that “this girl is not good” or they come up with some other fault. So now everyone who comes and ask for the hand of girl brings with them an expectation that we will have to take money to compensate for the flaws in the girl. When parents have this happen constantly then they have no choice but to give the money somehow. But I do agree, it is hard to change because it’s all about the mindset of the society. Both sides have to do their part in order to help the problem.

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        Pratik Akkawar said:
        July 24, 2015 at 7:16 pm

        What you described is the most common case but I would say, it’s with those who are not capable to afford the dowry. On the other hand, you will get to see people who are capable of paying high amounts of checks to the groom side and they do this thinking that it will add value to their social status. On separate note, let me tell you that CASH is not the only dowry anymore, the dowry they ask often includes gold, jewel and other expensive things. Anyways, I just feel that the problem is going to be there until people start taking appropriate stand for their own good. Let’s just hope for improvement. 🙂

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      preetixd responded:
      July 26, 2015 at 9:34 am

      I agree with both of your’ll in this. This social issue is so vast that every perception will bring about different conclusion. The simplest conclusion I feel is a change of mindset where marriage is just a union of two souls and family rather than finding materialistic gains in it.

      The greed of dowry takes no time in converting a human into a demon. I have seen cases where the girls life is destroyed as the grooms side kept asking for dowry. Eventually over a period of time, she committed suicide. There are also incidences where parents have to take loans, mortgage their properties or sell it for fulfilling the criteria of dowry, how horrific this is. This is the reason why girls end up being a liability while boys are assets.
      Something needs to be done.

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        Pratik Akkawar said:
        July 26, 2015 at 10:10 am

        Change starts with ourselves, thankfully our family has not followed this ritual and I too am not interested. I had tried to convince my friends who feel that it’s their parents who won’t listen to them and so far couple of them are fully convinced that they should not take any dowry.

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        preetixd responded:
        July 26, 2015 at 10:41 am

        I hope people like you keep increasing at a faster rate such that they start dominating the ones usurping such evil practices. Our India will then surely end up being a better place to live 🙂

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    Himali Shah said:
    July 24, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    Preeti, truly I support. People who ask for dowry should be dumped. They are greedy !

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      preetixd responded:
      July 26, 2015 at 9:37 am

      Yes. I’d rather prefer to be single all my life than to pay the groom to buy me as his wife. -_-

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    HumaAq said:
    July 24, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    That’s one ridiculous cultural trend, which has exceeded its expiry.

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      preetixd responded:
      July 26, 2015 at 9:39 am

      Yeah, Styles have changed rest everything remains the same. Now a days, it is known as “gifts” or “Daughters salary.”

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        HumaAq said:
        July 26, 2015 at 3:11 pm

        Daughter’s salary hmm never heard of it. What a silly term

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    Darshith Badiyani said:
    July 28, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    Cheap people and their more than cheap mentality. There are good people also but these some cheap people buries the name of the family, the village, the society, the nation deep into the ground. Shameless.

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      preetixd responded:
      July 28, 2015 at 5:17 pm

      I don’t know whether their cheap or not, but there is sever mental cleaning required. Its all the old traditions started for some other reasons and now converted into something totally different and evil.

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    theonlysup said:
    July 30, 2015 at 3:16 am

    I never will support dowry system . yeah preeti unless people stop offering ,demand never stops.

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