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More often than not, Indian parents are more excited about marriage than their kids. Here’s a list of 25 hilarious reasons why Indian parents want their kids to marry!
In our culture, marriage is seen as the cure for all problems, real or imagined. Marriage seems to be the ultimate aim of most people. Their life starts and ends with the aim of getting married. Daughters are groomed to become dutiful wives and sons are taught to get good returns on investment when they get married.
The whole community gets involved in getting a boy or girl on the brink of adulthood, married. Chacha, chachi, distant cousins – all look at the girl or boy (who has just completed education) as prospective brides or grooms at the wedding they would soon like to attend. Getting married is also termed as ‘settling down’ but how can anyone be settled when they are in the 20s or even 30s?
Marriage is an age-old tradition, and comes with its share of benefits and problems, but the reasons why Indian parents want their wards to get married are often hilarious. So here is a compilation of 25 hilarious (but often real) reasons why parents want to play match-maker to their kids.
The most important reasons why someone wants a partner in their life or want to live in are often overlooked in this circus called the wedding. Add you own reasons of why you think Indian parents want their children to marry!
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Oh my god ! Been laughing from beginning till the end ! 😀 Fabulous write up !
Believe me, I have heard some of these things with my own ears as I grew up. Though I am sensibly outraged now I didn’t know what to make of it as a young child and thought that was the way of the world. Now as a Mom of two children I take care not to let my children close to regressive mindsets lest they get corrupted in thought and fight the same battles I fought with myself to change my own view of the world.
More Power to moms like you Anitha.
Amazing article! Your observation is accurate and quite relevant.Even i have heard some of these reasons such as the 25th point but in a different context. Apparently, the lady is keen to send her son abroad but she thinks that her sons’ SINGLE status might influence him to indulge in activities like drinking alcohol,smoking, and other such illicit activities.But she has an obvious solution to this problem..Bingo! Get her son married. She expects that her sons’ would be wife might not be able to stop her son from getting involved in ‘foreign activities’ but she might be able to control his indulgence! Genius 😀 😀 i know……. *slow clap*…….
That’s just amazing reasoning, right!
yes…it is 😉
Too hilarious!! 😀 and actually true:D
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Funny.. was laughing till the end..
Perfect Article, and wonderful compilation. You can easily catch the Pulse of the crowd
Thanks Sucheta.. for the lovely comment.
Haha…Great article! I’ve heard a few of these myself before!
This is soo hilarious and so true!! I cant stop laughing:) Awesomely written!!:)
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Most obvious reason is they want to get over with the responsibility of ‘looking after’ the girl who is at risk of being attracted to sm boy and vice versa. Gadbad ho gayi to kaun shaadi karega ?
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