Live-in couples finally got their due. The marketing heads have raised their hands to shower blessings on these couples. To begin with, we have the landlords in confusion over whether to allow such couples as tenants or not. On one hand, there is a fear of being labelled as indulgent to decadence in society, on the other hand “I get my money at the end of the month, why do I care what they are to each other?” or “as long as they aren’t terrorists, I’m safe to count notes at the end of the month”. Indian art-house, who mostly fuel selling of products just like their science counterparts, have noticed this conflict that’s rising in urban India. We’ve got an TV ad on this theme!
The youth is taking a note of the real saving of paperwork and headache associated to the package (made of marriage and divorce), as offered by a mechanism called ‘living in’. They want to play around longer before committing into wedlocks (or some like the play to go on forever) – to be sure they have the right mental, physical and lifestyle match. Don’t worry, dear moral police brigade… it’s not invented here, we get it free once again from the 50 states of promise… their leaked ideas go ‘viral’ too often. A baggage-free ride is good to start with, but may just be too windy to handle when over-exposed to wrong hands. Then your centuries old deal called marriage had fizzled out already. Let the kids have some quick fun till they find the next cool thing. I think it’d be good to add both a religious and a legal touch to solemnize this form of staying together as a couple – that kind of takes the confusion off the social caretakers.
“If you like to gamble, I tell you I’m your man,
You win some, lose some, all the same to me,
The pleasure is to play, makes no difference what you say,
I don’t share your greed, the only card I need is
The Ace Of Spades” [Ace of Spades / Motörhead]