January 02, 2010

Affordable Indian Marriages

Dear Reader,

Finally, I have decided to do the same mistake many men have committed over many centuries - Marry. Yet, I would like to do my small bit in changing the present system of getting married in our country. Every system requires overhauling, and I think it's time certain irrelevant practices in our wedding ceremonies were changed for better.

I have created a document which I plan to give along with my wedding invitation. The idea was to write a simple, short, yet effective write-up of the evil that surrounds our Indian weddings. I had already shared this with my close set of friends and with their inputs i believe this document has become a lot better. Now i plan to keep it in the public domain so that i can hear your comments as well.

Instead of giving printouts along with invitation, i plan to provide hand-written copies. This way we can provide a sense of participation to those who are convinced by this idea.


Regards
Vikraman

8 comments:

Srikar said...

Cool! So when are you getting sacrificed? Who's the girl?

vikraman said...

The hunt is on :) but basically anyone who accepts this principle.

Subasri said...

Eagerly waiting for the mistake to happen. BTW add one more phrase with no exchange of gold... "no fanfare food like north indian/chinese/snacks etc"

Keerthi Bala said...

i will try to follow this in my marriage :)

vikraman said...

True,
We have mindlessly increased the menu in our marriages.

Keerthi,
Hats off to you if you can be the FIRST one to get married this way. I think you can. we'll translate this in Telugu so that more people can understand it when given along with your invitation. All the best.

vikraman said...

Anonymous,

是的。友誼花時間開花。霍普 india 瓷器友誼徹底開花。

indianhomemaker said...

Simple marriage, planned and decided by the couple and with only those very close to them attending is a great idea!!

Cost sharing sounds like common sense - but we tend to choose to follow the path everybody else has been following - not considering how corrupt(greed, dowry, lies and cheating), illegal (dowry) and unsafe (bride burning, last minute dowry demands, loans, debts) it has become.

mM said...

Congrats Vikram...got your blog address from Prashanth's Blog...

are you on linked in?

Keep writing...