Arranged marriage in India is a normal scenario. For those, who did not get the term, it is way of getting married in India. The process involves parents looking for future prospects, talking over phone, exchange of bio-data, meeting of prospects along with families and if everything suits well, then finalizing the marriage. To make you better understand bio-data is marriage version of CV or resume. It includes information about qualifications, salary and detail about your physical appearance. How tall you are, what is tone of your skin colour, is there any birth mark. Along with the bio-data, your’s best photos are shared. Indian photographers have got specialization in clicking such photos rightly termed as matrimony photos. Believe me, it is very good business in India.
If the bio-data and photo seems OK, then the talks further proceeds among the parents and the next step of meeting is fixed. Over years, the meeting used to happen with the families and the two prospects to get married. The prospects were given little space to talk for 5 minutes – 1 hour. The time variation depends on mentalities of parents. If the parents, think it is really important for the two getting married to know each other, they get 1 hour, else less. However, with changes in Indian life styles and increase movement of workforce especially women in different cities, the process changed a bit. Now after exchanging the bio-data, if things turned out OK, prospects meet in their respective cities. If they feel fine after meeting, the parents meet is conducted and marriage is finalized.
Here I love to present with what happened with me in this process of meeting various prospects. And how finally I got married.
My parents brought me up in an open environment. They made me quite independent, enough that they had given me the opportunity to look for my prospects on my own. They would be OK to go for love marriage, so that we can escape from the whole tiring process of arranged marriage. Though I got various opportunities to fall in love, but somehow I lacked the courage to take decision to choose a person with whom I can spend the whole life. In the end, I had to take the route of arranged marriage only.
The whole process initiated. In India we have many matrimony sites as well, where we can find the prospects online. So the profiles were made, photos, matrimony one were uploaded. Yes, I also got my matrimony photo shoot done. And I loved myself in those photos. Emails were shared and talks over phones started. It was a team work. Since parents were not so updated with technologies, I shared the emails and phone calls were done by my parents. The cycle started.
How I met my first prospect.
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