Marriages are made in heaven, they say. Cool! But what it brings with it in its very first stage, doesn’t look that heavenly. Indian parents reject girls in arranged marriages like anything and they have the weirdest of weird reasons for doing so. Check out our list of 10 and add yours in the comment section.
10. Her hair is too short.
Oh! C’mon give me a break. What role does the hair have to play in tying knots? Keeping in mind his fantasy for hair, does your son have hair? Or stop, is he really a man? Just asking!
9. Your girl is fat.
Stop calling her fat, your tummy tucker is peeking from in there.
8. Your girl is too modern.
Just because she is inquisitive about your son’s eating, drinking and sleeping around habits, is she too modern ? Waah! What about your pious Laddu, chasing, and stalking women; day and night? He is conservative… Right?
7. Your daughter has guy friends.
Oh! The gender bias. Patriarchy, go die a natural death.
6. Your girl can’t walk in our home.
Did not get that? There you go. “Aapki ladki hamare yahan nahin chal sakegi.” Is she a vehicle, jo chalegi ya nahi chalegi? By the way, who is willing to walk in that house full of obnoxious hypocrites. Mind your shady thoughts before judging her for her firm beliefs.
5. Your girl is too dusky.
“Girl should be of fair complexion, ladke to dusky hi achche lagte hain.” Aah, that stereotype! Break, break, and break! Or I will break your head.
4. Your girl is a Ph.D, so her age must be too much.
Uncle, does your son still wet his bed and cry for mommy? Just trying to figure out your kiddo’s age!
3. Nobody will marry your girl as she is not beautiful.
“Therefore, you give us 50 Lakhs and we will do you a favour by accepting your daughter.” Deal? Really? Are you here to seal this deal? Selling Bakra for Bakrid? Go, buzz off! before I change my mind to have you grilled, this evening.
2. My son is an Engineer or doctor or an IAS officer. (Blah, blah, blah!)
“And your girl is just a graduate , that too in Political Science. Is this a subject? Politics,wolitics padh ke ladkiyaan kya karengi.”
Aunty, please go grab a book on basics by K.K Ghai. You will understand Politics and Political science are two different arenas.
1. Last but not the least, “Abhi haan kaise bolun, abhi to aur paanch ladkiyan dekhni hai.”
(How can we say yes now, we have to check out five more girls, we have on our list) Really? Ladki dekhni hai ya fir tond bharni hai?
Just asking! Seedhi baat, no bakwaas!
-By Saneya Arif
Have you heard about it or experienced it ever? If you know more of such weird reasons, then share it with us in the comment section.