Why Can’t Indian Families Let Us Adult In Peace?

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Why Can’t Indian Families Let Us Adult In Peace?

Illustration: Ahmed Sikander

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f there was one thing I learnt from spending countless hours watching Hollywood films during my teenage years, it was that once I was 22, my life would turn out exactly like the women in them. Like them, I would live away from home, revel in my financial independence, and travel across the world as and when I pleased, no questions asked.

Now that I am 22, I’m indeed financially independent and have moved out of my parents’ home. Yet the only difference is that in my case – unlike the women in my favourite films – I haven’t been able to free myself from the constant questioning of my parents.

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