...Dowry is a social stigma,it leads to many other problems... female infanticides is one among them ...
why blame anyone..we are the people who make this and later repent on mistakes.
people say with confidence ..nowadays things have changed and nobody asks for dowry N people are educated and know their options But let me tell you we pretend to be blind and want to see jus what we like even after all that happenings around us..
Indian marriages are a million dollar wedding at least...there are no ends of show-offs and attitudes ... A wedding in India which happened to be in Times Of India newspaper..created lot of noise back home...since I am frm ludhiana punjab.
"Eleven solitaire rings costing Rs 1.5 lakh each, 7 BMW cars, 11 Tag Heuer watches, Raymond’s' woollen suit lengths worth Rs 2 lakh each — this is not the inventory of any upscale store in a posh neighbourhood! These super-expensive status symbols are being lapped up by the rich and opulence-crazy Punjabi parents to be given as gifts to close relatives of the families of their daughters' in-laws".
"This year, a prominent industrialist, who is marrying off his daughter next month, has ordered 11 solitaires worth Rs 1.5 lakh each for the nanas, dadas, mamas, chachas, tayas and their spouses, besides the parents and siblings of the groom. "When this gentleman can book a special necklace for his daughter worth Rs 2.5 crore, then these rings are just 'small change' for him," said the jeweller of a landmark shop in Fountain Chowk in Ludhiana. "Diamond rings are very common for 'milnis'. But, for a change, this indulgent father has booked solitaires," he said."
"Four hundred watches have reportedly been bought by an industrialist, from an internationally recognized watch brand in the city, with a collective price tag of over Rs 14 lakh, to be given as return gifts. "Silver plates, silver vase and other such items are also in vogue. Gold coins with chains is another trendy return gift."
....I mean its total BS (bull shit) seems like bribing the family to keep their daughter happy...
....last yr one of our friends had a problem n they had to fly back to india where their daughter was married... the reason was dowry ..as the trend of dowries in india are so prevalent and when parents are in US the in-laws expect more... n more..( as if $s grow in backyard)
Looking at these Huge humongous weddings ..I wud ask people ..is it right??
why make those girls helpless who are married or getting married?