On this Independence Day would you Surrender Or would you Resist? Asks Smita Aiyar
Today senior citizens in India are faced with two dilemmas. Should we go abroad and settle with the kids? The kids are pressurizing us to move in permanently . They say they feel more secure.
But what about us? Do we want to give up our freedom? Today we are living independently making our own decisions, handling our money and we can always do short holidays whenever we feel like it. Should we give this all up and go live with the children who are now full grown adults bringing up their kids.
In a foreign country our space gets restricted to the house. With not much of public transport available we have to depend on them to take us out. Outings are mostly to malls and sometimes to eat out. There is no cultural programmes to attend, no discourse meetings and entertainment is restricted to one TV channel from our home country.
We miss meeting relatives and friends. The youtube on a tablet is now trying to become your companion.
At sometime of your life many of us face this situation. What would you do ? Close house and move or stay in your own country? Let us hear from you!