Posted: 20 August 2011 at 1:20am | IP Logged
The beauty about Indian culture lies in its age-long prevailing tradition of the joint family system under which even extended members of a family, like one's parents, children, the children's spouses and their offspring, etc. live together. The elder-most, usually the male member is the head in the joint Indian family system who makes all important decisions and rules, whereas other family members abide by it dutifully with full respect. Today we have a generation of people who after having lived in a joint family system have taken the initiative to break out and start a nuclear family. It is exciting to explore experiment and establish a living set- up on one's own. The nuclear family gives immense freedom from traditions and ways of life that the old system is ridden with. Hence, whenever and wherever the parents and their married children cannot get along and when the children can afford to build a house to call their own, nuclear families began to form. However, when we compare both the systems, both have their advantages and disadvantages.
Sahara One's new social drama 'NEEM NEEM SHAHAD SHAHAD' deals with the nuances of living in a traditional joint family system versus the new nuclear family arrangement.