Well DINK stands for Double Income No Kids. It is not a new word by any means, and has been discussed in lengths in the west. But for bangalore and an urban India on a roll, it sure is a new phenomenon. It is about couples who are married (live together) earn and don’t want a kid.
They just don’t feel like bringing up a kid. Either they are too busy working and are afraid that a kid might cut short their otherwise brilliant career or they are of the opinion that a kid is a hinderance to their blissful world.
Without a kid and with two, mostly high incomes they are all set to enjoy every conceivable happiness the world is to offer. But is this right? Atleast in India we are not too worried about it as we are one of the leaders in human production and no one can rightly estimate the rate at which this production is bound to increase. We beat all analyst estimation every year, year after year. As usual some stupid christian organisation is bound to pop up shouting at the top of their voice that ‘God asked us to fill this world and we are not going to stop till it is done’ They might even come up with a law that couples not having kid on purpose might be depromoted to ‘non-christians’ or they might not get their weekly feed of repentance.
How does it affect the people involved. Are they happy together and interested in life. A kid in most cases binds the parents together as now they have another criteria to be ticked off before they can depart. In that way it helps keep marriages intact – sort of a stamp on an agreement. Also there is some sort of a pride and happiness associated with bringing up a kid. Also when older, it is nice to fall back on someone atleast for emotional dependency. But those who are part of the DINK are there after understanding what they are upto and are pretty happy about it.
An issue far more concerning is the DINS. It stands for ‘Double Income No Sex’. Now that is something of a bother. It is about couples who work hard to move up the career and end up drying their sex life. It might also be because of the misfit in their work hours. Stress both physical and mental drains them off their sexual energy and they end up just sharing their bed and not using it. It is a pathetic thing and when you have the career you had always dreamed and a wealth so huge but you are already 50, sex may not be the first thing in your mind, with all those ailments waiting to attack you. So if anyone out there is into DINS, stop now, take some time off and jump right back to where you belong to.
The last one, SINS is what I came up with. It is meant to stand for ‘Single Income No Spouse’. It might seem a joke for now, but this is soon to catch up, especially with the guys. Having a wife at home and having to answer her, and more importantly not having the freedom to move around with other girls FREELY might push a few guys into SINS. Another factor that works in favor of SINS is the fear-factor attached with marriage and the nuances of running a family. Girls are not to be left behind, as the more independent they become the more their choice of delaying their marriage or god-forbid calling it OFF.