Brilliant post! Very well written! =)
Aaawh Fivr always love your discussions and was definately a massive fan of your TINs hoping you will be doing the same for BALH..
So to the topic-
Im only 22 so not really being pushed for marriage yet but my sister has just turned 30 and I know how much people are telling my parents that she should get married cos of what everyone will say, she has to be married soon or when will she have kids vaghera, but she is content and happy. I mean maybe she is fed up with the aunties nagging but I know some of my cousins who are reaching 35 plus and refuse to marry cos they say its easier to be single.
Personally I don't think being married will ensure happiness or being content. If the nagging/taunting stopped then many people wouldn't be pressured to getting married so quickly maybe?
Sadly, but yes humans have this function whereby they can't be alone.. Its a way of life that people just don't like being lonely. I mean there are people who live alone but I don't think even they would cut off all ties with people around them? Its just how we are but does that mean just to have someone around marrying is the only option? (im not referring to cohabitation for the record I am quite old fashioned in some senses and don't agree with living with someone w/o marriage. Sorry but thats just mee). Why does only marriage have to fill the void of lonliness?
I mean I have friend who married at 18 and she has two kids already. But what next? She says she is happy in her marriage and nothing changed for her only she lives with her husband and kids but she know is married and will be most likely for the most part of her lifetime so why rush? Or go so quickly? You may not fall in love again or find the ONE but she never really had a chance at waiting and first accomplishing things.
And also what about people in empty shell marriages? Just being married for the sake of children/family? There is a void there but people find other ways to be happy?
As for Priya, I hope she's not the kismat ki maari, dukhiyaaran who acts as though she missed shaadi ki bus to suhaagaan land like some other dukhi birds I have seen on TV x amount of times. She seems like she is content and she doesn't really worry but I guess we will see the real extent of that on Monday when we see what the characters are really like.
Ideally, I hoping to see Priya as someone who is a working and just lives for life as it is. Not listening to the possible taunts that she may get for being kuwaari and so/so. Lol.
^^ kuch zyaada hogaya. Mostly rambling on. Lol.