Personal hygiene and good health go hand in hand, and it is imperative for every parent to ensure that their children, who are more inclined to fall ill than adults as they come in close contact with easily transmitted germs, imbibe healthy and clean habits.
For most of the 20th century, gender roles were typically structured in Indian families – the mother was the primary caregiver and home maker, the father the provider and protector. While maybe not as widespread as today, mothers did go to work back then, but they also had to take up the main burden of bringing up their children – school, homework, play time, food and providing other comforts were the domain of the mother. The father, caught up with managing household expenses, focused on his work, got back home in the evenings, and spent most of his time reading the paper or watching the news.
“How does that work?” questions a confused Oprah to the newly married Abhishek Bachchan on learning that the actor, along with his beautiful wife lives with his parents. “How does that work?” Abhishek doesn’t wait a second to throw the ball in Oprah’s court. This exchange brings to light the world’s view on the strong concept of ‘family’ in India.