byJasleen Kaur GuptaOct 20, 2016 #Snjoutfits 2 Likes
A lot of people think fasting is regressive and that is a fair thought. For me I only fast once a year during Karvachauth. Does that mean I love my husband more than the ones who don't? Of course not. For me Karvachauth has become a tradition, a time to test the will, bond over staying hungry and also to introspect (it's amazing how much time you have when you don't eat in the day) our relationship as husband and wife. Every year is a trial in terms of the schedule.
One year I was in office till late, another year he came home only at 11 and this year he's not even in town. But my husband has made sure we Facetime as I break my fast and it's just such a time of bonding where both of us try to fight everything and make this day work. This for me is also the definition of a great marriage. Where neither of the two gives up. So the next time you bring up feminist views on fasting, consider this too. After all, every story can be told and retold in a million ways.
Oh and I'm wearing custom-made design, fabric sourced from Saroj (Bandra) with Jivaana jutties.
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