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Check out this link below, it’s the first episode of Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata hai:

Alrighty, now that you have seen the video, let’s get down to business.

The girl in question, Akshara, had to take permission from her parents. Clearly she is an Adult with voting rights, but still needs her parent’s consent before putting a foot out of her own house!

Her mother thinks that Akshara should not go to movies as there could be ‘any type of people’ there. And now that her daughter is ‘jawan’ (Read: Adult) it is not proper for her to go out. Again the question of ‘what would people say?’. So now when a single adult girl has to go out she has to keep in mind what her neighbor’s third cousin’s mother will think?

The father, in this scene, becomes the good guy in front of the daughter but does not forget to remind his wife that the entire role of parenting lies on her shoulder. His role is just to ‘spoil’ the kids.

Also, the parents do not think of Privacy of their Adult Girl and thinks it is appropriate to send a male servant with her whenever she steps out of the house and who, after returning home, gives all details of whom she meets and where she goes to her mother?

So, an Indian Woman before getting married is seen as the property of her parents, who need to guard her ‘honor’ and after marriage is the nanny cum cook for the other family.

Please give your views on the same!