By Anugraha Hadke:
Browsing through the TV on a Sunday afternoon, my father paused at a matrimonial website ad showing a father conspicuously chasing prospective grooms for his daughter with a sehra, turned towards me and asked, “Would I have to do that for you?” Sigh.
The moment you finish your studies or hit marriageable age, your family wants you to find a ‘suitable match’ and settle down, whereas you want to have a whirlwind romance, fall head-over-heels, and marry the love of your life. Matrimony websites try to make the best of both worlds. You can browse through countless eligible singles who share similar interests as well as backgrounds with you, and find your mummy-approved soulmate. Many find this more preferable to the conventional arranged marriage process- lesser pressure when you meet a prospective match online rather than between ten eager family members you see.
This hilarious video presents a satirical view on the functioning of Indian matrimonial websites.