April 12, 2005

The Indian Matrimonial scenario


God knows why the MNC’s are interested in finding a good alliance for our Indian bachelors and damsels. My instant messenger proudly flashed “Preeti singh 26 executive” I clicked on the link which lead me to a page containing a list of profiles proudly put up. Don’t ask my why a 21 yr old guy needs to check matrimonial websites, isn’t it better than staring the roof, especially when it’s raining outside?

All the profiles had the three words in common – fair, slim and beautiful. It’s not a mystery why India bags so many Miss Universe titles –isn’t India full of fair, slim, and beautiful women ;) but, I had a rude shock when I checked out the photos though. I found that the write ups didn’t quite match up with the photos:) –never mind if priyanka chopra can be a Miss universe why not anyone else?

Coming back err coming to the point for the first time, I found that all of them knew whom they wanted to marry, their requirements were clear cut –just that it appeared a little unacceptable to me. One of them wanted an engineer working at LA; another wanted only an MBA. A big shock awaited me when one of the profiles invited prospective grooms only from London. I was of the opinion that marriage is a union of two hearts, looks like it’s that of two professions. My neighbour said (and she exists in reality) that these were the ‘pointers’ to a good man. So from when did the pointers to a good man such as honesty, sincerity, modesty, chivalry, hardworking etc change to MBA, B.E, M.S, and PhD?

18 comments:

Sriram said...

When did it change? Hmm..the same time pointers to a good caring woman changed to 'fair,homely, graduate, preferably studying/working abroad'

Srikar said...

By-the-by did you get any offers?? I did post you in one of the matrimony sites...

vikraman said...

hi sriram you're posting a comment after a long time. yup, that's equally bad..Lets hope the pointers dont degrade to 36-24-26 ;)

vikraman said...

...thanx for posting my profile..but haven't got any offers yet :( may be when i go to the US or LONDON i wud ;)

Jammy said...

The pointers for men changed the day when the pointers for a good life changed to money

btw, nice blog :)

vikraman said...

sorry it should've been 36-24-36. I meant an hour glass, not a cone ;)

vikraman said...

Thank you Mr.Ramanujam.

Harish said...

I used to think B.E means nothing... and now i realise its the same with an M.S.
you better do an M.B.A and move to London!

Prashanth said...

london & mba...thats the combo it takes to get a dame nowadays..i think its always been like this man,only thing its a lot more publicized now..nice post

Prashanth said...

HEY I BLOG ROLLED U...HOPE ITS OKAY WIT U

vikraman said...

I should thank you for that

Anand Ramamoorthy said...

nice post! check out mine on romance !

Gayathri said...

Hey tats a real gud 1! Nothin but facts :) keep it up! i may b the only gal commenting on this eh? ;D

vikraman said...

thank u gayathri,
yup you're the only gal commenting on this.

Portia said...

ya point taken,I agree that its idiotic to look for someone with a B.E , MBA blah blah...but ppl being keen on loaction is acceptable-'cos getting married and staying apart serves no purpose...

vikraman said...
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vikraman said...

Hi portia,
true. what if you want a guy from london when you're at madras/bombay!
Easy visa?

portia said...

No its not like that...What if I dont get visa(no arguments on how easy its to get visas...), when my guy is in London.....so it would have been better for him if wud have got married to a girl in London...(all these are not relevant only to love marraiges...'cos - Kadhal athaiyummmmmmmmm thandi punithamaanathu ...lol!!! )