As a traveler between countries and cultures, I like to compare different cultures with each other and like to see how people live in other countries, how they grow up and what of this stays deep in their mind and heart.
Of course people who travel like to see these things and when someone comes many questions naturally come up about how things are here in India. Once a friend of us asked when young people here feel to move out from their home, to have their own home.
I think of this and I really have to smile. I never moved out. I am living here with my parents and my grand-mother along with my two brothers who also never had any thought of moving out. It is not the concept here in India. It is just not in this culture that children will feel they should have their own flat now, just them alone.
It happens sometimes that the child goes to study somewhere else or gets a job somewhere else but they are not looking to go out of home. On the contrary they look for a way to be at home with their parents. A child will not at any age feel to leave the parents in the usual Indian living situation.
It is usual that the daughter marries and leaves the house but then she normally moves in with her husband and her in-laws. And when a boy marries, his parents welcome their daughter-in-law in their house.
So this is the concept here and it might feel strange for people in the west but in the same way Indians feel that the young man or woman who wants to move out from home must feel lonely, all by himself. This is one of the differences that you may notice when you come here.