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When Lord Krishna taught Arjuna to choose love over vanity

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Posted on : 31 Oct 2016

If a princess asks, even a warrior must give precedence to love over vanity

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Varun Prabhu Commented

31 Dec 2016

Comment : Friendships have been known to blossom between people on local trains and buses. So why not on Uber or Ola? In some cases, interactions can lead to friendships and then to relationships. It is possible.

As an example, I wouldn't say I have seen friendships develop myself, but I have seen two people developing business relationships on Uber. Whether they turned that into something else, I didn't follow. Of course, I had no ways of doing that.

Uber and OLA, for those who aren't familiar with the service, are convenient cab services that facilitate travel within a city. Uber operates across India, America, Africa, China, UAE among many others. OLA is exclusively an Indian cab service. In a bid to introduce convenient and cheap travels, both the companies recently introduced a 'sharing' system. With this, you can share your cab with another person who books it at the same time as you and you share the bill with your co-passenger. While this is cost effective, could one through their combined travels find love or a friend in their co-passenger? Have you had any such experiences?


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Varun Prabhu Commented

31 Dec 2016

Comment : Society has a past and perhaps I agree with the OP that it is because of the man that the institution of marriage has become mandatory. But of late, society as evolved, men and women are rooting for equality in genders, and thanks to the rise of feminism, women are becoming increasingly independent. So, as of today, I would think it is up to a person to marry or not. It is not an issue of who needs marriage more anymore. It is a question of choice. Both the genders can choose to be single for life or married. If the man and woman are in love they can indeed marry or stay in a live-in relationship or whatever fits their bill. This freedom has done away with the necessity of marriage. But the society is also slow in accepting this change. It still wants to be patriarchal and it fights.

But remember, marriage may induce some security into a blossoming relationship. So, I would say, both the genders may want to consider the benefits of the institution, but the choice should be up to them.

Men or women? I contend that it is the man's insecurity about paternity that has resulted in marriage becoming mandatory. And this led to women become dependent on men as she focused on rearing children. If she were independent, she wouldn't care so much about marriage... Your views?


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31 Dec 2016

Men or women? I contend that it is the man's insecurity about paternity that has resulted in marriage becoming mandatory. And this led to women become dependent on men as she focused on rearing children. If she were independent, she wouldn't care so much about marriage... Your views?


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Varun Prabhu Commented

15 Oct 2016

Comment : It depends. If the friends were close, they will feel inclined to carry on that friendship. Now maybe not at the same level as before, because obviously marriages mean responsibilities, but the parties involved won't let the friendship die down because of that.

If people want to be friends, they will be friends, but then, many factors will weigh in when the intensity of the friendship is to be determined after a marriage.

I want to ask the ladies and gentlemen on this forum if they have been close to a particular friend of the opposite sex before marriage and whether they have managed to maintain the same strong friendship even after they got married or has the intensity dwindled with time?



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