On Daughters

Well, here, in microcosm, is a state of the nation report:

Hearing the case of a missing 13-year-old girl, a senior judge on the Bench [of the Delhi High Court] was “shocked” on hearing the girl’s name—“Nirasha” (disappointment). The judge went on to express his reservations about her parents’ choice and was keen to know the reason behind it. As expected, the lawyer for the parents had an answer ready: “My Lord, she was their fifth daughter.”

I bet this girl will be looking after her parents in their old age. But it will be too late then to change her name.

(Link via email from Sambhu Singh Rathi.)