Humans relationships and the dynamics always amaze me… Once I heard of this elderly and wise lady comment to another, fondly describing her son’s wife, “Yeh to meri beti hai, bahu nahi” (Roughly Translated: She is my daughter, not a daughter-in-law)… It really amazed me and made me wonder “Is it a crime to be referred to as a bahu? Isnt every relationship unique and should be respected for what it is?” And hence popped the question:

Why is the beautiful “Saas-Bahu” relationship so frowned upon? What is the need to give it the name of another relationship – that of a daughter and a mother?