When you’re a girl in India, you have to listen to a lot of people saying a lot of things. Concerned relatives, over-protective parents and patronising elder brothers, everyone’s got some saintly advice or the other to help you get through life and be a sanskaari, successful woman. Well how about this? Nope. We are tired of hearing;
1. “Beta! You should know how to cook!”
What they mean: We’ve started planning for your marriage.
2. “You must know how to tie a sari & get that drape right.”
3. “Every girl should get married by 25, no matter what!”
What they mean: You’re getting married next week.
4. “ It’s not good to hang around with guys all the time.”
5. “Oh! So you’re sure you can carry off that short dress?”
What they mean: It appears you have hit puberty.
6. “You look so pretty with long hair!”
7. “Why are you talking so loudly? You’re a lady!”
What they mean: “Mrs. Sharma ke husband kya sochengey?”
8. “Be back by 11!”
9. “You have become so tan! Why don’t you take care of your skin?”
What they mean: “Kal ladkeywaley aa rahey hain.”
10. “To whom do you keep speaking to over the phone all night?”
What they mean: We know you have a boyfriend. And we don’t like it.
11. “Why are you glued to your phone all the time?”
12. ” Why are you always so decked up whenever you go out?”
What they mean: Where are your sanskaars?