Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Marriages are made in the www

After a lot of looking and searching, my brother-in-law finally found his girl on

After my own personal experience and after seeing a lot of people, I see that people are comfortable in the arranged marriage set-up. I know this is a very worn-out and cliched topic. But I feel I am becoming a strong advocate of this system. That wouldn't mean that I am against love marriages. For the die-hard that I am, I feel that's the best thing that can happen to anybody. But then there are a lot of those lonely souls who, for various reasons unable to "find" a special someone or "bump into" a friend, who in the course of time turns into a prospective bride/groom.

Anyway, what I am trying to say is that arranged marriages are a lot more easy. A lot of risks are covered. No fear of rejection or heartbreak - the girl/boy saying yes or no is mostly taken in the right spirit. We just say "it didn't work out". And you can legally hop to the next match without being called names. There's no fear about, will my mom approve of the girl? Will dad look at him critically? Because they play a major role in choosing the "family" as such.
Ofcourse there is always rooms for risks in anything in life.

What with a lot of matrimonial sites coming up these days, its become all the more easy. You already know what the person does for a living, how much they earn, what their expectation are and even know what they look like. Contrary to the popular belief, I think these sites are quite safe. I really like using

The best part of this site is that most of the profiles are posted by the family. This site also goes a step further in "authenticating" your profile. Besides being a great marketing tool, I am sure it makes the entire deal safe.

With a small fee, you can actually get in touch with the girls/boys families directly. 1000 rupees might not be a small amount but a lot more cheaper and effective than a newspaper ad. And believe me its really fast. Atleast 3 people I know of, got engaged within 3-4 months of registering. And I think that's cool.

Ok for those of you wondering, this site is not paying me to write this thing. I am just sharing my experiences on my blog!!

So, those lonely souls, don't despair. My granny used to say, "your prince charming is definitely there somewhere in this wide world". I would change that slightly to say, "your prince charming is definitely there somewhere in the world wide web"!!!!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2005


What do I say? Its my second day in the Blog world. I already feel all alone. I know I shouldn't be in a hurry to share my views 'coz I actually don't have any as of now!!! :)

I actually have some reviews stored in my brain. Maybe I should download them here but I have promised people at to write something there soon. So my Blog area has to wait to be blessed with some other creative inputs from me. But tell me do they have to, have to be "creative". Can't they just be an old woman's ramblings. Old... well that's how a recently turned 30 person feels until they meet a recently turned 40 person!!

Sometimes the feeling borders on sheer irritation - silly girls giggling, discussing topics that really don't matter at all - "Ash's" clothes at the Canne, Mallika sherawat's latest act... sigh. C'mon people grow-up. That's what I think when I see these girls! But isn't that what I am? Grown-up? Over grown...? One suddenly feels mature, looks down upon those lesser mortals who have no "constructive" thoughts in their little heads.... But what's the use? They are still having more fun than I am.

So, you know what I am doing, "when you can't beat them, join them". It feels very good. Really. I feel very light and easy. Just coz I am 30, I don't cease to be silly. I can't - even if I try. I guess its in my blood. My sister still begs me to stop when I start joking and playing the fool. She says, "PP please. I can't laugh anymore. Give me a break". Those tears in the corner of one's eyes, that flushed face, ruffled hair and breathlessness after a whole lot of laughter is one of my favorite things. I can do anything to experience it and make people experience it through me. Its just that it doesn't come as easily at it used to before. And I am not trying - really not. It never works that way. Spontaneity is the key.

I am slowly realizing. Its actually not being 30. Its just a number - some chronological stuff - nothing to do with life in its true sense

Wow! I feel better already. I only hope I don't get addicted to this thing.

I will come back here only if I have anything to say. What say?

Oh God! I Can't believe it!

I actually can't believe I have my own blog now!!

I spent half a working day on this!! Finally, thanks to my friends at I found a way to do it.

I hope with my little techie skills, I am able to work my way through this entire blogging stuff

Wish me luck!!