I completely agree with Dr.Walter on this.THe reverence and emoiton that We Indians attach to our parents, be it any of us christian, muslim or hindu, is way above the pittance of western nations. It runs so deep that our parents would feel offended by being specially thought of and showered with gifts just one day in a year.In fact Indians have been able to break away a little from family ties since about three to four decades ago as ancestral lands came to be sold off by the first generation of in service urban adult children after Independence.THeir progeny has been sadly bereft of strong old ties to grandfather , grandmother etc.Living far off from their own parents' "personal" not ancestral,houses they usually feel overwhelmed by Mother and Father's Days.Commercial forces happily step in. Not only this , arent most of the youngsters today trying to be one up on each other about how western they are etc. etc.and their hoity toity mathar and fathar days. roopa
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