Sunday, August 31, 2008

The DINKS and MORE

Double Income No Kids (DINK) .. .. Makes sense ???


For all those who have come across this term for the first time, it is a term for couples who love to earn money and more money and hate the concept of having a kid (which for most Indians is still a gift of god).


In my recent trip to Bangalore, I came across quite a few couples which looked like Indians but were acting as foreigners. The globalisation has brought our country prosperity but has also come with a side effect .. The DINKS and MORE…


This is not the first time I have come across DINKS, but what was different this time was this new AMERICANO behavior of such couples. The aunties have no idea about their waist size and wear almost anything that's NOT fitting them. Their husbands on the other hand behave as the new kid on the block, mostly to attract attention and show how non Indian they look. And the couple also believes in PDA (Public Display of Affection), which they think is yet another characteristic of a westerner.


There are another type of couples who have a kid but have no idea what to do with it. They buy fanciest of the prams, put their kids in them, go shopping and Forget about them. After the mothers complete their jobless shopping they are reminded of their kids by the aayas they accompany to take care of the kid.


One more interesting thing I noticed was the usage of English at the utmost uncomfortable levels, that too in American accent. There was this lady in a mall whose was telling her kid about this nice Maw (mall) and the Amhazing(amazing) cookie that she's Gawne (gonna) get her. When her husband joined them they talked in the most rural Kannada possible and got back to their accent when talking to the kid.


What is it in this artificial lifestyle that these couples like? Whatever it is, one thing they forget is that they look dumb heads when they act as Non Indians.

2 comments:

Omkar said...

Gaurav,
I would certainly agree with you on this point.....

KISHORE K. KOMORAVOLU said...

u do share most of my thoughts ...

but u luk like a true blue cynic !