World population day observed on 11th July every year, focuses on bringing a stable and healthy population. The aim is to spread awareness about population related issues in a country. Today, the population has become a major issue in many countries around the world.
Global population is close to cross the mark of 7.7 billion while India being the second largest populated country in the world, is touted to surpass China in taking the first position by 2100, according to data provided by the Pew Research Center.
While population forms the backbone of any economy, over-population hampers the growth and development of a country as well as it citizens.
Both low population and overpopulation is a matter of concern.
On World population day, we are taking a walk down the memory lane when Indian Television shows introduced audience to large families. Unlike the present times, shows of yesteryear promoted the concept of joint families, which has its own set of advantages and disadvantages.
Have a look at the shows :
1. Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
Remember the famous Virani family? The family was no less than a mini village with assortment of characters. The show started off with three generations in the main plot and went on to take two generation leaps of 20 years in its run. Balaji Telefilms’ gave Indian families the image of an ideal bahu with Tulsi (Smriti Irani), who would go to any extent to protect her family and keep them tightly knit.
2. Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii
The Star Plus show was based on the life and struggles of Parvati (Sakshi Tanwar), who again was an ideal daughter-in-law of the Agarwal family. The show focused on the struggles and drama of a joint family where Parvati is considered the epitome of love and sacrifice.
3. Baa Bahoo Aur Baby
Baa Bahoo Aur Baby was a comedy drama which beautifully represented the problems of a joint family. Baa (Sarita Joshi), the head of the Thakkar family, raised her six sons and two daughters on her own, through her tiffin service business.
Khichdi was a comedy show which depicted the story of an unusual Gujarati family, Parekhs. The story revolved around a joint family which came across typical family issues but used uncanny ways to solve them.
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