Clichés have penetrated in our life and become indispensable part of life and we are used to use it, it is submerged in our unconscious mind and we use them in day to day language. Times changed, lifestyle changed but we are still hanging with the clichés that our forefathers used, we haven’t missed them. It is passing on from one generation to next just like it is the legacy been carried away.
The WOW sequel "kill the clichés" empowered me with a vision to part with these worn out clichés rather kill them seriously, it is no use, just in a habit we are going with it whether it is in Bollywood films or inside our houses or the society around.
Just count these cliches and reason it out, are they really essential to stay with us or rather the time has arrive to kick them out of our lives.
Been a woman, will start with the common ones that slips from the tongue of feminine power out of habit….unconsciously.
- HAMARE GHAR MEIN AISA NAHIN HOTA THA
She spends maximum springs of her life with her husband and his family, still she is stuck with homesickness, height of homesickness. The couple has celebrated their golden anniversary along with grandchildren….hahahaha….drop it now…high time to carry.
- HUM BACHCHE MEIN AISE NAHIN THE
Common cliché used by mothers on their growing kids…my great granny used, granny and mother used and fair enough, few times, I used it too. There can’t be any vital truth in the statement nor it make any sense. No two siblings are the same then how can you expect kids of two generations be same and on top of that how can you prove that you were very docile & disciplined. Further, the sentence is vague, what it implies, “HUM BACHCHE MEIN AISE NAHIN THE” tell them how were you but sense it out can you accept your nonsensical acts that you did as a child in the face of your child and even your mother won’t dare and the poor soul can’t question you and you fare out safely stating out the sentence…Kill them in one shot…many have been shot down by this dialogue better we invent something new.
Now, let us enter the Men sphere, it isn’t the ladies alone famous for the clichés, Men too, do attack with old age classic clichés affirming them masculine power.
- MERI MAA BAHOOT SUNDAR THI. MERI MAA BAHOOT ACHCHA KHANA BANATI THI.
The most common version used by Men to show off their mother’s skill to their wife and wife feels jealous. Two simple reason to feel “J”, a woman cannot stand a praise of a woman and further, a mother is adorable for all kids. Ask your kids, they too will have the same story. A mother is beautiful to each and every child and her caring attitude is adorable for all the kids. Poor men forget and use it simply without thinking of the consequences falling off after their dialogue…common, shoot at site, respect your mother but please don’t use these words to your better half and belittle her efforts.
- HEY BHAGWAN, KIS BAAT KI PUNISHMENT DE RAHO HO.
This one is the most widely used one, you don’t act as you are required to and you fail in your effort and you hold God responsible for it. If you succeed in your pursuits, you take self-credit and when things go wrong, you blabber your frustration to God. Please Men…drop this cliché…when things go right, start giving credit to the Supreme power and you will enjoy the failures too. The beautiful rose too thrives among thorns and in the same way life too has ups and downs…Enjoy the ride, killing this age old cliché.
- A PERSON IS STANDING AT BUS STOP IN QUEUE, STILL HE IS ASKED, “ARE YOU WAITING FOR THE BUS-STOP”
Height of misled minds or how unmindful we are, this is the most common phrase and it is in roaring practice, even I do the same…It is in our habit and I would say, it has taken entry in our blood and we often throw the question, without giving a thought. We see people doing the things, still we prompt.
The common prompts shot down even after watching the person is busy in his spree.
- You are studying- asking with the person who is busy with books.
- You are watching TV- even after seeing that the person is eagerly watching the match on TV.
- You are eating- asking a person who has morsels in his hand, ready to take entry in his mouth.
Now, it’s high time that we come out of these worn and torn out clichés…SHOOT AT SIGHT ORDER is need of the hour and if you are really in love with the clichés, DISCOVER SOMETHING NEW IN SEQUENCE TO THE TIME WE ARE IN.
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The views are solely of the author, Ila Varma.