The new-age apps have become widely popular and most youngsters are using them (“Love in the Age of Apps”, February 24). The trick to be learnt is how to use them best for one's advantage while minimising the negative effects. In a world where deceit is wildly rampant, labelling an emotion as love, especially one that has developed via a virtual relationship, must be done with extreme caution. On a more positive note, the fear of discovery through the spy apps may discourage wayward flings and ensure fidelity in partners.
NEEHARIKA SINHA, Allahabad
From arranged marriages to choosing one's own partner to picking a spouse from the umpteen booming online marriage portals to the current trend of using direct messaging platforms like the Krush app to choose a life partner— marriages in India have certainly come a long way. But only time will tell whether this evolution of the Indian marriage system has been for the better or worse and if virtual relationships can translate into steady, long-term companionship.
NALINI V., via email