matrimony

Christmas proposal ideas

21 Most Romantic Christmas Proposal Ideas

With Christmas just around the corner and everyone soaking up the holiday spirit, now is the perfect time to start planning the perfect proposal. All you need to get started are the right Christmas proposal ideas to seek inspiration from

Indian matrimonial ads

7 phrases commonly used in Indian matrimonial ads that will make you ROFL

Delve into the Great Indian Marriage Market and you will find an interesting world of ‘Matrimonial Ads’. While most of them are plain misogynistic and smug, referring to socio-economic status and number of homes/cars owned, a few, because of their interesting phrasing, grammar and ambiguous quips, are masterpieces of hilarious literature people put up about …

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Matrimonial Jigsaw

Matrimonial Jigsaw !

The great Indian Marriage, as we all know it, through popular media is one grand affair. In a country obsessed with matrimony and tradition and yet experimenting with matrimonial websites and dating apps, this becomes an eclectic mix of seeking life partners who conform to “family expectations” and somehow, like expert gymnasts, do the personal aspirations somersault as and when …

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Sindoor

Hold thy tongue and let me love

Image Credit (A chapter from my nonfiction book/memoir ‘Thwarted Escape: An Immigrant’s Wayward Journey’) (1) November 2005, Kolkata, India A young man and a woman dressed in plain, unassuming Bengali clothing, stand at the banks of river Ganga facing the 

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