Author : Sanika Kshirsagar
At some point or the other, we all have realized that life as an Indian teenager is hard. With all the orthodoxy parents and the weird seeming culture, we are not able to live our lives like a normal teenager anywhere around the world. But we can say that we do cope up with the difficulties and adjust according to the conditions.
Here are somethings that you will absolutely relate to, if you are an Indian teenage girl:
- REACHING HOME BEFORE CURFEW
May it be as annoying, we can’t complain about the strict rules of reaching home on time or we end up with huge lectures from our parents. Eventually, getting grounded or deprived of cellphones and laptops. Even if it kills us from inside we still do that, for we have excessive respect or rather we are scared of our parents.
- GIRLS, YOU CANNOT HANG OUT WITH GUYS
We are often told about terrible tales of any girl befriending dirty guys and the consequences thus faced by her. So we can make better decisions, according to our parents. Also, “Log kya kahenge!?”. But our parents barely understand that we are mature enough to understand people first and then befriend them. Well, just like everything else, we adjust anyway.
- NOT HANGING OUT TOO MUCH OR RATHER ‘NOT AT ALL’
Let’s face it, every friend of ours hangs out a lot, but a selected few like us, don’t even ask for a permission, for we know we would never get it, and we even learn not to complain later, since that doesn’t bring justice anyway.
- JUDGEMENTAL SOCIETY
So the old lady in your apartment is always scanning for you and your fellow girlfriends, monitoring your behaviour, which is totally vexatious. Certainly, hanging out with your guy friends gives a bad impression about you to the society which perhaps hampers your family more than you, so it doesn’t even matter if you have the ‘I-don’t-give-a-damn attitude’. You still have to sacrifice a lot for the family, which always comes along with deliberately appreciating the society sarcastically whenever you can.
- ROAMING COMPLETE CLAD EVEN IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD
It’s rather a very unfortunate thing that our society blames girls for any mishaps that vitiate her own pride. Guys are given all the freedom to hang out wherever they wish at whatever time, without considering their public behaviour, which is why girls are warned to not stupor these guys by wearing even half short clothes.
- PUNISHMENT ON TOO MUCH OF MOBILE TEXTING
It goes without saying that we get our phones confiscated and there is no way whatsoever to get them back. Parents are always suspicious about us talking to some guys who we are not supposed to talk with. But hey, of course we deal with that too, we’ve gone through much more than just this.
But yeah, in the end we still go on, even if it is annoying and disturbing. Even we, are just the part of our society, and only we can make it better for the coming generation someday.