New Delhi: After touching a series of important issues, eleventh episode of Aamir Khans popular TV show Satyamev Jayate pointed its anger towards the problems of senior citizens. The actor-producer talked about the fears attached to old age and the difficult survival of elderly members of the society.
Aging parents and their plights are not new; the society has been witnessing these things since long, however a significant development has taken place in last couple of decades. Arrival of the concept of old age homes has made children shy away from their responsibilities without experiencing the moral crisis, but the question is still the same. Can any shelter be a substitute of home?
Conventional Indian society has not accepted the western concept of on your own yet. In middle class scenario, higher education still commands more respect than working right after the graduation. A child needs the most sincere support during that period which a parent tries his or her best to provide, but the problems start after the education is over. One finds it difficult to strike a balance between the professional and personal lives, without realising that when they are going places, their parents are getting old.
The typical Indian mindset is also responsible for it to some extent. The theory of Kamaata bachchon ke liye hi toh hoon (I earn for my children only) causes a lot of problems. The children feel that they have absolute and justified right on their parents wealth
01:57 PM, Jul 15, 2012