TGIF! – Arranged marriages with a twist

Disclaimer: I don’t intend to offend anyone (except if you’re against same sex marriage. in that case offence is kind of intended) so if you do find something offensive, please be gentle and I’ll be happy to correct the mistake.


I heard something positive on the radio when I was driving to work the other day. Here’s A matrimonial ad with a difference. Read carefully!
matrimonial
Arranged marriages are India’s big normalizer, I think. The universal experience has already cut through class, caste, and religious barriers. We’re now working on sexual orientation.

The news went to Rajini and he was all…
approve

Why should only brides have all the “fun”? If it’s an arranged marriage, as a gender equality champion I would like the wedding to look like this:
gold

Once the first couple of arranged marriages work out, methinks more moms will jump on the bandwagon and be all be like…
leftovers

The sons will all be like…
creepyguy
Because the beast must extract its price from all those who pass through its shadow. We can still go on with our IIT-IIM-social skills optional groom obsession though it might get tricky if two women want to get married and we enforce the “no working after marriage” rule. It’s ok, we’ll work out something.

Once the movement gathers momentum, Alok Nath will look at all the weddings happening and be all, “Goody!!” He’ll be all, “Kanyadaan is a state of mind.”
kanyadan

Someone will make a comment at some point (maybe even something like the vadai are good but I didn’t care for the appalam) and then Arnab will get all…
arnab

The news hour debate will reach incredible decibel levels before everything will be settled for good like this…
mogambo

Seriously, if we’re even seeing matrimonial ads, Isn’t it time we stepped into the Century of the Fruitbat and actually legalized what should never have been illegal in the first place?

obligatory: Lavanya Mohan’s piece. Gotta balance the Iyer view with the Iyengar 😉

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