Some Indian wisdom!
An Indian worker in my team recently got married! He's younger than me (28) and managed to save up 30 Laks (Some currency multiplier for the Rupee) He needed that money to buy a house back in Hyderabad for his future wife, (Who will pay him dowry equivalent to 35 laks) to get married. So bottom line, he gains 5 laks!
So I ask Kumar (not his real name), when is a good time to get married. He replies (after 10 days of marriage), NEVER!
So it appears that Indians are like Arabs, they FORCE their kids to get married BY a due date! So for example, A girl who is 23 is like 2 days old milk (Yeah, about to expire)
For the dudes, the golden number is, 28! You're at your prime if you're 28. And you start losing Laks by the day after 28! Talk about no pressure!
Funny thing about their invitations is that right below the name, it states something they brag about. Like "Kumar Ramakrishnaparasadshankar, Google, USA". Which sounds a lot like a corporate marriage than a meeting
He had a 3 day wedding (which is not that much compared to the other jerk down the hall with 6 days). Apparently, there's a LOT that goes in the marriage. First they have to match castes, then they match star-signs. Later on they match thier dates that they can marry and everything else should fall in place. They don't even have to meet or see each other!
So they've been married what, 10 days.. and still have not had their first fight. A fellow 29 year old colleague tells him, Ahh you have not broken the ice yet!
But turns out, these priests that do the matching appear to know what they're doing. This guy barely has a voice! And his wife is soft spoken too! It's like, you can never find someone that is SO MUCH LIKE YOU let alone have all the above (money, age, caste, astrocrap...etc)
I'm so intrigued that I'm thinking of calling the damn wedding planners! I should get at least 25 laks for this overinflated bee-hind