Sealing the Deal


My GrandMom never saw GrandDad’s face  until the marriage was over. They stayed happily married for a good 50 years before Granddad passed away.

Mummy claims she only had a sneak peek at Daddy before ‘things’ were finalised. They have 35 years of marriage, 3 children and 4 grand-children and they are still very much in love.

‘A’ and I got about ten minutes of ‘getting-to-know-you’ session before we said our respective ‘OKs’ and jumped on the arranged marriage band-wagon. Since ‘A’ tends to have entire posts dedicated to him and our marriage in my blog, I think that speaks volumes about our relationship itself 🙂

For anybody who has been curious about the intricacies of an Arranged Marriage, here is an excerpt of my new NRI article:

In the West it is commonly referred to as ‘The Proposal’. In India we call it ‘Sealing the Deal’. In the West this mostly involves a solitaire ring….To read more, click here

Author’s Note : I have a Facebook fan page which is starting to show signs of dehydration in terms of fan count. So if any of my kind readers would do me the favour of going and liking my page, ‘ppreciate it a lot!

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8 thoughts on “Sealing the Deal

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  2. Very nicely written! You provided some evidence from your life in favor of arranged marriage in the eternally confused Indian debate of ‘arranged-versus-love’. I carry a diagonally opposite view as my 3 yrs of love marriage is getting better and better each day. What i observed is that getting something to work solely lies in the hands of the stakeholders and everything else is a mere coincidence.

    Keep writing, interesting.

    Thanks,
    Arun.P.C

    • Arun, ok first of all. Were we colleagues before at Accenture? And second of all, your blog is a treasure trove for the techies..good going and thanks for the subscription too 🙂
      You are right too about love marriages. As long as the result is good, who cares how we got there?:)

  3. Proves the old adage about a good marriage being between a blind wife and a deaf husband. I think with time the expectations have risen which makes us so nostalgic about the old ways.

  4. LOL! Thoroughly enjoyed reading your article in the – nri.com

    one observation: the pre-marital time spent by bride-groom has been steadily increasing in your family 😛

    Maybe, the next generation (or the next) might eventually end up in love marriage.. 😀

    Vivek.

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