How common are mistresses in India?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: :: Politically incorrect answer ahead. Proceed with caution :: Though I don’t claim to be an expert in this, I must opine that the mistress-culture is an open-secret in India, and has been so since ages. India is a land where marriages form the very fulcrum of society. Individuals are…

Are children a liability or a privilege?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: If you wanted to have them, they are a privilege. If they were unwanted accidents, then they’re a liability. (Okay, that is subject to change with time. I agree!) If they grow up to be loving and supportive of the family, then they’re a privilege. If they are like thankless…

What are some things you realize as you get older?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: When it comes to friends, the numbers don’t matter as long as you matter to them. 2 genuine friends is worth much more than 600 Facebook contacts. ♥ It’s always better to be someplace where you are wanted, rather than at someplace you want to be. ♥ That lion quote…

What is the creepiest thing that society accepts as a cultural norm?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: As we all know, India is a land where arranged marriages are still commonplace. And India is also a land where friendships between people of opposite sexes are still heavily scrutinised (by the ‘kindly’ aunties in the family) and subtly discouraged. Choosing your own life partner has become tolerable to…

What do the Malayalis think about the Bengalis?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: Brothers and sisters from other mothers! That is exactly how Malayalis feel about Bengalis 😀 It is almost unbelievable when you look at the similarities between Malayalis and Bengalis. Generally, people from south India are skeptical about people from the northern parts of the country. They look different, their culture…

What do women think about polyandry?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: Thank you for the A2A. Ah! Polyandry!! Whenever I hear this word, all I can think of is “How on earth do they manage?” I mean, the relationship women have with men is totally different from what men have with women, as we all know. As the age-old saying goes……

Why do most people hate eye contact?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: I have been in this situation many times. So I guess it’s okay that I answer this question with some level of authority 😛 So I have naturally big eyes and I have been told by many people that when I look into the eyes of people while talking to…