In a society where even film stars do not hug their wives in public (not even a Shahrukh Khan), and where socially and legally [link] permitted ways for an average Indian man to publicly show his love for his wife, include things like buying a Life Insurance Policy or (a little bolder?) – ‘taking her to London to bring back her smile’ [link] – Arvind Kejriwal tweeted a picture of his wife and him hugging, with the message – “Thank you Sunita for always being there.”
Reminds me of how Shahrukh Khan was the first Indian star to proclaim ‘that one day doesn’t go without him thinking about his wife and he cannot imagine anytime without her.'[link]
Do you think we are witnessing a change? I think I agree with Shy, “it’s a small start, but a start nevertheless.”
Shy shared this much-shared picture with this email.
In the so called family oriented indian culture I hardly see an Indian politician or office bearer holding his wife like Arvind Kejriwal did with Sunita. He thanked her in his tweet. It reminded me of a picture of Barack and Michelle Obama on his 2nd term win night.
Seeing this pic, I immediately thought of you.
Hopefully, it’s time for change in India… a small start… but a start nevertheless…