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This morning I found my Facebook and Twitter time line filled with three kinds of people; married women fasting and celebrating Karwa chauth, men and women bashing those fasting as being regressive and misogynist and a third kind coaxing husbands to fast along with their wives. At the onset let me clear I belong to the first group. I find this festival sweet and always wanted to follow it even if not required by tradition. To the second kind I only have one thing to say – “it’s my choice, no one is forcing me to be hungry and you have no right to tell me what I should or shouldn’t do.” I have absolutely no problem if your hubby fasts along with you but I don’t wish that happens in my home and I have my reasons.
So there you go, my reasons for fasting and not wanting my husband to do that in return. It is all about flexibility and choice. Don’t force or torture yourself or your loved ones into doing something. Happy Karwa Chauth to all. May you be blessed with eternal love.