Bangalore International Centre had arranged a panel discussion on “Love Ain’t What It Used to Be!” on Wednesday, 8th February, 2017, at 6:30 pm at its Auditorium. The panelists present were Ms. Ajanta De and Ms. Simran Mangharam. The discussion was chaired and moderated by Ms. Shoba Narayan.
The Panelists discussed about what does love mean to Gen X, Millenials, and Gen-Next, how do parents and grandparents deal with evolving ideas of love and marriage, what do single people look for in relationships etc. In a freewheeling discussion, three panelists discussed social mores and the current milieu as they apply to love, relationships, marriages, and divorces.
The packed house, in which comparatively younger people outnumbered the seniors, saw an animated discussion with lots of interactions from the audience. What came out loud ad clear was that concepts have been changing fast in the urbanised areas in our country. Younger urban youngsters are closely following the trends in the globalised world and their concepts of love and marriage are radically different than those of yesteryears. However, there was unanimity on the needs of responsible parenting and counselling.