Most families and couples in India dream of a big lavish wedding. But the reality is, the expensive wedding celebrations (and in many cases heavy dowry), ends up making the brides’ life miserable (and not to mention her family’s too).
The whole concept of marriage has been turned into a big fat business, with little or no value placed on the couple or the relationship that they share. This can change though. This week Aamir Khan’s Satyamev Jayate raises the topic of ‘Big Fat Indian Weddings’ and why this has to change. It is up to the girls and their families to say a firm NO to dowry and insist on simple wedding ceremonies.
The money wasted on such lavish weddings can be put to better use – could also be saved up for the couples future.
On the show Aamir has also asked an SMS question – “Do you think marriages have become a business transaction in India today?” Don’t forget to send in your SMS’s – the number 5782711 – SMS Y (if yes) or N (if no).
Watch online – Episode 3 of Satyamev Jayate and don’t forget to share your thoughts in the comments section below
Also, you can watch all episodes of Satyameva Jayate for free, right here on Indicine. Every Sunday by around 1 PM Indian Standard time. Below are the last two episodes. Do watch it, if you missed it.