What Does a Home Mean in India

October 14, 2008 at 8:46 am

The word home means a lot of things to an Indian. The first thing, which comes to mind, is family. Historically and culturally, India has always been a country with very strong family ties. Home to an Indian typically means a place to retire to after work, back to ones own family consisting of wife, kids, food and television.Sometimes this could also mean an extended family apart from ones own parents, it could also mean in-laws, uncles, aunts and cousins and could also include pets. Indian homes generally consist of parents, husband, wife and children. With a huge middle class population with middle class values, home means just that. Generally speaking it’s the duty of the husband to provide and the duty of the wife to keep the home neat and clean and in order. Some creative wives also endeavor to make their homes aesthetically pleasing by designing and beautifying [...]