Thank you again for writing this piece which is a subtle commentary on the anxt of contemporary life. The guy is brought up with very individualist values with politeness and honesty. Without much thought about family members, given a lot of freedom and independence. I think socialized that the ultimate decisions should be made in the interest of the self. The girl on the other hand epitomizes modern, progressive India. Educated, ambitious, but socially connected absolutely can do anything to make her family happy. Except for marrying the dude she did what made her family happy
Like anyone else she wants to make decisions which would be in her self interest. But unlike the dude where self interest is only about him and what he wants and makes him happy her self is an amalgamation of all her loved ones including his family.
You have been so successful in portraying this difference between these two brilliantly. Finally I cannot find anything wrong or right about their dilemma, they are just manifesting who they are.
I am not from India, but I have a lot of respect for her culture and traditions. And Ii represents all that is right with contemporary India.
Kudos to you for such a reflective piece of work.
waiting for more as always.