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Tips on Interracial Marriage

15 Nov

Interracial Marriages not only increase the chances of finding the right soulmate but also help one to know about different cultures and traditions. No doubt that society is becoming very open about their children, peers or relatives choosing a life partner that belongs to some other race, religion or culture. However, there are still many who take dating or marrying across racial lines as a stigma. Interracial Marriage, therefore, certainly calls for stereotypical opinions, prejudices or anger, and the most affected are the couples who are involved in these interracial relationships. Here are few tips that can help all the interracial couples to deal with society in a better way as well as strengthen their interracial relationships.

  • Understand Your Partner’s Culture
    Understanding the partner in an Interracial marriage is as important as any other relationship. The best way to make your partner feel comfortable with your traditions is to talk about them openly. Ask your spouse questions about his/her culture and also share the beliefs and customs that you follow. A healthy communication about all the cultural differences and similarities will surely help to strengthen the relationship.
  • Dealing with Unsympathetic Family and Friends
    Disapproval of Family and friends is the most common problem of interracial dating or marriage. The best way to make your spouse gel with the unsympathetic family and friends is to engage them in each other’s social life. Try to find out the social events or hobbies of common interest to make them know each other better as a person.
  • Have a Support Group
    Even after your sincere efforts, there remains a problem with your parents, family or friends not accepting your pattern heartily, the best resort is to take the help of a support group. This support group can be the interracial couples like you or some friends who understand and approve your decisions. Taking to or simply listening to these people will help your friends or family understand your partner and the relationship.

Following the above-mentioned tips can help the couples to present their interracial marriages as a learning experience for all the people around you.

Matrimonial Websites: Constantly Striving Hard to Make a Mark in an Orthodox Society

22 Jun

We have seen that there are several people who do not set their watch and warrant on the business of online matrimony. Several individuals harbor suspicion in their mind, pertaining to infidelity of online matrimonial sites.
Narrow minded individuals, who have never taken a stroll on the broad allays of thinking, will never accept such a way of matchmaking. They would resort to the age-old and conventional way of matchmaking, where they would contact an intermediary who would then fetch the bride or groom for you or your family member.

Some matrimonial websites are straining every nerve to prove their metal and to match the expected standards set by several netizens. Now, matrimonial websites, who are serious in what they do, are conducting their business affairs with due care. They are validating every profile and are on a witch-hunt for spammers and fake profiles.

Several matrimonial websites are keen on giving their franchise to other people, who can start-up their offline services on behalf of the matrimonial brand name. These matrimonial websites have been trying to expand their business value by doing such acts of opening their offline centers, so as to enhance the credibility quotient in the mind of probable customers.

People have innumerable reasons to blow hot and cold, as to whether or not to trust the matrimonial websites, and to disclose confidential and sensitive information. As a party to the marriage, one has to disclose his/her personal contact number, address, and most importantly, a photo, which can be perilous at  the present web age which is been plagued by hackers.

Therefore, before enrolling yourself to any of the matrimonial website, you must be sure of the policies of the website, and refrain from uploading your entire family album, rather just upload one solo pic of yours. You must also make sure that you only cogitate on those profiles which can be viewed simply, any profile that is easily accessible and have ambiguous information should never be entertained.

Marriage is a pivotal decision of our life. Any recklessness should not be practiced when you are taking a decision, which appertains to wedding. Any miscalculations occurring in a decision of such stature would beget shrills that will echo till your entire lifetime.

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Inter Caste Marriages A Changing Scenario

31 May

Inter caste marriages are known to break the barriers. Times have changed and so have the people! To marry a person in India belonging to a different caste or religion is no more a matter of life and death anymore. An Inter Caste Marriage as the name suggests, is a union between the people of two different castes. Here people get married with or without changing their caste or religion. It has taken a lot of efforts and time for such marriages to gain acceptance in the society. Certain aspects that have brought this reform are:

Changing Mindsets: In earlier times, it was a common to think that if one gets married to a person of a different caste then they would land up in hell. But with the spread of education and modern thinking, now people have become open to the idea of love marriages between different communities and castes. Honor killings that used to take place have also reduced and now a girl and boy can get married without thinking about getting killed by their kin.

Efforts Put In By Government: The growing acceptance of inter caste marriage and encouragement given to them is remarkable. Even the government rewards the people for it. There are efforts made to educate people about it. It’s established that the success of a marital relation is based on the mutual understanding of the partners and not on their matching castes. There are still attempts made in the rural areas to educate people about it but it is a tough job there, even till date.

But if we have a look at the old times, then there has been a great change. All of this is due to the spread of education, awareness, exposure to the outer world and will of the new generations to change. Thus, inter caste marriages are playing an important role in reforming our society.

Changing Significance Of Marriage Through Inter-Caste Marriage

8 Feb

If, we look at the old times, marrying a person belonging to another caste was not allowed in the Indian society. People were bound to get married in the same caste and religion and if a person wanted to get married to a person of different caste, he or she was killed. Also, in the earlier times parents would select the perfect match for their children within the same religion and background. But now with the modernization of the families and awareness of the people, inter-cast marriages are no longer treated as big taboo in the Indian society. Today, most of the parents don’t feel the need to do the match-making for their children, as the younger generation is capable of finding a match for themselves, commonly ignoring the ‘caste rule’.

The main reason behind this taboo of caste was ‘education’. People were not properly educated, but today with the help of education the unthinkable Inter-caste marriage situation is now possible. Education also helped the people to become more open minded and killed many superstitions that were hindering the growth of our society. Earlier, there were even rules stating that girls have to get married to an elder groom or a groom of her age. But this practice has now ended as parents have given freedom to their daughters to choose the right partner for themselves.

With the drastic changes in the society, people have realized that successful marriages are not contingent on same caste and religion. It basically depends upon other factors like mutual understanding, trust, similar habits, background and compatibility. Also, there are numerous examples of people coming from different background, caste, religion etc. getting married and living happily ever after.

With the changing trends in society, this change has taken place mostly in the cities. Though proper education has changed the mindset of people for the inter-cast marriage, but the situation is same in all the rural areas of the country. Even today, in villages across India, people are forced to get married in their caste only or else they were will disowned or killed. This point can be proved by the recent ‘honor killings’ that took place some time ago. Clearing the thoughts of urban people for Inter-cast Marriages will not work, as rural people should be educated more about it. After all, ending this problem will solve many other related issues and lead our country towards development.

Problems attached to Inter Caste Marriage and ways to handle

14 Apr

Caste system has been a rigid part of Indian customs since ages. It is an evil that has made the rules and regulations of the Hindu tradition biased and unfair. Discrimination based on the caste system has ruined the society and created differences among the people belonging to different castes. Marriage is a sacred institution especially in context of Indian customs. Even when the world has become so advanced there are people who follow strict caste rules. Marriages in the Hindu society are caste driven; inter-caste marriages are considered to be a sin and are not approved by the elders.

Why inter-caste marriages are rejected in India?

There are various reasons because of which elders in the Hindu society flinch away from inter-caste marriages like:

  • They fear of the societal norms and social standing
  • Loss of reputation
  • The cultural difference- they believe that the couple will not be able to settle down and religiously follow each other’s culture
  • They believe that the children born out of the inter-caste marriage will not be perfect
  • Torture that the family and the couple has to face at the hands of the society

The ill-effects of not approving the inter-caste marriages:

  • Hampering the growth of the society
  • Create fissures among different social groups and castes
  • Poses a threat to the national unity
  • Various love couples either end their life or are killed

What steps can be taken to convince the people to accept the inter-caste marriages trend?

It is the responsibility of the younger generation to make their elders realize that the rigid caste system is morbid and has a dark future ahead. The youngsters can take various steps on their part to demolish this system:

  • The girl or boy should be introduced as a friend to the family and be allowed to earn their love and respect
  • The qualities of the person you love should be highlighted in front of the family members
  • Try and learn the customs of each other’s caste. This will enable you to earn the love of the family members
  • Try and show your family members how this kind of systems are obstructing the progress of the nation

Steps that have been already taken:

  • Government of India has made different laws to encourage inter-caste marriages
  • Social activists and groups are actively contributing to the create awareness among the people of the hazards of not accepting the inter-caste-marriages
  • Movies, plays, street plays, demonstrations, etc. have been used to demonstrate that inter-caste marriages should be allowed

Even after so much is done to curb this system yet it remains a social taboo. People of all castes have to stand together and fight this evil. Our write up is an effort to make you aware of the problems that are caused when inter-caste marriages are not accepted and is also an attempt to give suggestions to tackle them.

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