To fast or not to fast


Mom doesn’t like the concept of Indian women fasting on Karva Chauth for the long life of their husbands.

It’s not that she’s a feminist but after cooking and cleaning up after husband and two messy kids for thirty years, who isn’t?

It isn’t really cool for women to sit and starve at home while hubby dearest stuffs himself with samosas from the office canteen.

That’s what Mom tried to tell her more traditional friends while helping them shop for silver bracelets on the eve of Karva Chauth.

“Okay, I get it. You want to fast. Fine. But at least get him to fast with you. Tell him to prove his love for you.”

But to no avail.

The young mommies pretend to listen to Mom. And go back to their houses to watch ‘The Perfect Bride‘ on television, eager to dress up in their Karva Chauth finery and swoon in their husband’s arms.

Mom is irritated. Her FarmVille plot isn’t doing too well. A certain someone is not following her on Twitter. And the neighbourhood mommies have all ignored her request.

I ask Dad if he ever wanted his wife to fast on Karva Chauth.

Before he could reply, Mom piped up from the kitchen.

“If he says yes, there wouldn’t be any food on the table.”

Dad didn’t dare reply.

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7 Responses to To fast or not to fast

  1. doctoratlarge says:

    agree with your mom. All this fasting business is a pretense. Women do it so they can blackmail their husbands into buying them things for the rest of the year.

  2. Pins N Ashes says:

    haaaaaaa:))))))) loved your Mom's warning heeee:))))

  3. Hi… My first visit to your blog.I completely agree with your mom. Wish all mommies would think as sensibly as your mom does! 🙂

  4. Toe Knee says:

    Thank God for all the sensible people in the world

  5. Surkhi says:

    Your mom is a very progressive woman…hope more women learn from her.:)

  6. Upasana says:

    Thumbs up to sensible people.

  7. Anonymous says:

    To fast or not to fastEverybody must fast. On older days it was in the name of God. It was difficult to explain to a layman about the benefit of fast so they insisted to take fast in the name of god or on behalf of some customs. . By taking fast, body gets relaxation which is good for health It should be done once in a month or so. It is scientifically proved that we should give rest to our body/ digestion system. In the present day of life, if a man takes fast regularly, he can avoid several types of disc eases. He can avoid big medical bill. kurian@pobox.com

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