A traditional Indian family comprised of – the patriarch and his wife, their children and children-in-law, then their grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
And now the so called ‘Joint Family’ concept is losing its sheen and importance. We hardly notice any family hierarchy existing in modern India.
Call it the influence of Western culture or maybe something else ‘Nuclear Families’ are on a steady rise. And adding onto it, most parents also feel that the bond that a child shares with his parents is stronger when they live in a nuclear family.
Going by the Census Report of Delhi 2011, the largest number of households— 69.5%— has only one married couple. At 17.1%, houses with two married couples are a distant second, and houses with more than two married couples are minuscule.
Nuclear-family home building is on the mend in most parts of the country, the volatile multifamily sector hit a snag in building in October, the Census data showed.
According to Kevin Kelly, Chairman of the National Association of Home Builders from United States of America says "The rise in single-family starts is a proof that the economy is firming and consumer confidence is growing and we expect continued upward momentum into next year."
As a coin has two faces, similarly, both ‘Joint Family’ and ‘Nuclear Family’ have its equal share of merits and demerits. It depends on an individual’s perception to decide where he/she feels satisfied. After all it’s personal satisfaction that matters the most.
To cater to the needs of different individuals (preferring nuclear families or joint families) we at Kasturi Residency have an array of differently sized flats satisfying everyone’s needs. With lives getting crazier by the minute, both set ups today strive hard to strike that perfect ‘happily ever after’ balance, which once upon a time was not such a big deal after all!