A Question Raised By My Wife

So we were watching the latest episode of Satyamev Jayate (http://www.satyamevjayate.in/issue05/)

The simple act of falling in love opens up a world of emotions and reactions which sometimes culminate in crime – the death of the couple. Even if they escape death, lovers who go against religious and community barriers still have to face harassment and censure from society and, due to this pressure, rejection from their families. But the law is clear, that consenting adults are free to marry. And there is an organization which protects couples, helps them fight harassment and gives them shelter so they can marry freely.

There was a gentleman who was going on about how the idea that you need to live according to your ”tradition” was clashing with the law of the land. I vocally agreed with him and the wifey turns to me and says,

”you would be totally happy with the fact that your daughter might one day want to be with some dude who insists that she become a muslim or christian or sikh or bald if she wants to continue with the relationship”

It took me a few seconds but my answer was

”if my daughter says yes to any such demand, I would know in that instance that I have failed as a father”.

This conversation is part of the on going sedated argument with my wife on religion. Sedated, because it has not come to loud words yet :)

I think it is a complete waste of time for me or Rhea (my daughter) to focus on any aspect of religion which really pisses my wife. At the moment Rhea is listening to her mom mostly because I know she is afraid of her. But one day, I know it will happen. Rhea is just going to say, ”screw this”.

Am waiting for that day. She will have questions and I will be ready!

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