Marriage Proposal - India Style



I realize that I have been undercover for months. Just fell off the wagon and am slowly clambering back. When I saw this one minute video - a must watch, I knew I had to share because it so germane to all my writings about the concept of arranged marriages in India and the myths surrounding it. I thought, it would be nice to share this commercial which shows how marriages are still arranged in India in a high tech age. If you look and listen carefully, you will see the hypocrisy that still exists... The more things change, the more they remain the same is what came to mind instantly.

More to follow, hopefully soon.

Comments

Sandi McBride said…
TOO FUNNY TOO FUNNY TOO FUNNY!!! And how true of every culture...and I am so glad you are back, I was thinking I would have to send out a search party before long! Welcome back my dear friend, welcome back!
Sandi
cyclingred said…
That was pretty funny. I laughed out loud.
Monisha said…
Its absolutely crazy and almost psycho !!! Would u believe I am currently reading (even as we spk or rather write) a book called "Marrying Anita" by Anita Jain, which deals with precisely this topic. Its about this typical Indo-American girl called Anita - brought up totally in the US, true blue dyed-in-the-wool American - who can't manage to find lasting love and marriage in the US. So she moves back to India to find a husband through the traditional route of an arranged marriage !! I'm still reading and don't quite know how it will end .. but it makes for fascinating reading. Shall keep you posted on the outcome :D
RBK's Realm said…
Yes Monisha, thanks for telling folks about this book because while I haven't read it myself, I have read the reviews and it is supposed to be pretty good and I would recommend it especially for folks who want to know more about India and its culture.
Steph said…
Thanks for sharing! That was hilarious :)
Anonymous said…
"The more things change, the more they remain the same is what came to mind instantly."

:) India bashing has always been favourite with you NRIs , eh.

God Bless You
Anonymous said…
You are a very smart person!
Anonymous said…
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lifeisbetter said…
Nice. You articulate very well.

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Sandi McBride said…
I love your blog, too, now get off Facebook AND COME HOME!! Look at me, a second blog going...yep, I've lost my tiny mind...come see me at One Cat Shy of Crazy...tell me what you think...don't make me have to drag you out of facebook by your ear!!!
hugs
Sandi
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