The social matrix

We may have built a society unknowingly, but man is still a handiwork of nature. So there are things that will always sprout from their origins, and wrap around us like a web or a matrix. Many years ago, as I was returning from work on a winter night, I overheard a girl talk on her cellphone. “It’s always the son that a mother likes more,” she exclaimed, stressing out the relevant words. We see it played out in Hindi movies all too often, in scenes that we make fun of for their over-sentimentality. The play ‘Bollywood ka Salaam, 1960s Ke Naam’ did that remarkably well, in a scene when the son returns home from abroad, and the mother awaits him with a bowl of kheer in  her hands. And in ‘Qurbani’ we see the father-daughter pair. Let me try and create a little controversy. Does the preference for sons arise from here, or is it the other way round? The sciences may have many theories...
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How to enhance a 21c relationship

A new study suggest helping with the dishes, rather than giving roses, may be a better way to enhance a 21st century relationship… Researchers discovered simple acts of kindness ranging from taking out the trash to bringing a cup of coffee to bed, to telling someone they look good naked, are cited as relationship savers by the 4,000-plus adults in the UK who took part in the Enduring Love online survey… The overall aim is to develop a picture of what a 21st century long-term relationship looks like and to examine the emotional and practical work that couples do to sustain their relationship. Source: http://psychcentral.com I thought I would comment on this, but throwing this in the Humour category looks enough! ...
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