Great Indian Sale
If you are expecting news about some e-commerce site’s sale, you have landed up in the wrong place. This post is no where related to that. This, however, is of another type of event that takes place in our Country; something that is celebrated with great joy. And if you are in your twenties, you will surely relate to this!
Yes, I am talking about the marriages in India. Don’t raise an eyebrow. This is no less than any sale here. If you don’t trust me, ask a guy/girl of 20 something. They will be knowing the pain of having put up for display. If the girl is in her early twenties, then it is the perfect time for marriage. Dreams, aspirations are all just words. She can pursue it later if she is so ambitious. But marriage comes first! Why? Because her market value decreases as she turns old. No, the wine principle doesn’t apply here. It is the opposite – younger the better! You should see the reactions. “25 and still not married? Girl! Are you out of your mind? What will you do if you can’t find a suitable guy later? Your life will be doomed”
You can find relatives, neighbors and even people you don’t know get so excited about the idea of marriage. Suddenly they all become marriage brokers, a task they take upon themselves with so much pride. They frantically search for a suitable match before someone else could find one and break their track record! Mind you this is no easy task. Because the clients have their requirement specifications charted out well and they never like to compromise. After frantically searching for a client whose requirements can be satisfied, it is time for another round of madness. Matching the horocopes to find if the girl and boy can lead a happy life in the future. And, if by mistake, the horoscope matches, then that is the end. The girl will be sold out successfully and before she even knows what is happening with her life, she will find herself in a new home, with a new set of people.
And what about the people who struggled so hard with the match-making? Of course, those aunties never sit idle. They go in search of a new prospective (the word scares me a lot) bride for their next great sale. After all, their pride depends on their track record of successful match makings!
Nope, I am not soldout yet but I am fast approaching the end of the suitable age they say 😛 I am definitely fed up with these talks. Speak about marriage and I will run far far away!! Have you had such nasty experiences? Let me know in the comments below.
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Until the next post,
Keep Smiling 🙂