Aashirwad was a popular Hindi television serial that aired on Zee TV in 1998. The serial was based on story of two best friends who raise their children in different styles. It is shown to be like Modern Family on ABC and in India, Zee Cafe.
The story is of two friends who raise their children in contrasting styles — one allowing them all possible liberties and the other keeping a strict hold on them. It explores a central theme of parenting — whether leniency in upbringing of children is justified or not — and traces the consequent pros and cons as the children mature into adults.