Friday, September 16, 2016

Dating Guide – Matrimonial Arranged Marriage Date


A Story

It was a typical Arranged Marriage Date.

Yes – a Boy Girl Seeing Kande-Pohe Ceremony in Pune... (aka ‘Matrimonial Interview’)

The very first question the Boy asked the Girl was: 

“Do you drink liquor – do you booze…?”

The Girl was shocked.

She had not expected this to be the very first question from the Boy.

And – she had not ‘rehearsed’ for this question.

But – the Girl recovered her wits – and she said truthfully: 

“No – I do not drink liquor – in fact – I have never touched alcohol in my life…”

“That is good…” the Boy said. 

The Girl was curious as to why the Boy had asked this question right in the beginning.

Maybe – the Boy was a strict teetotaller who never touched alcohol.

So – the curious Girl asked the Boy: 

“Please tell me – why did you ask me this question whether I drink alcohol – and that too  right in the beginning…?” 

The Boy looked at the Girl and he said:

“Ha Ha – I asked you whether you drink  because I drink heavily. 

Yes – I am a heavy drinker who loves alcohol. 

So – if you drink alcohol too – and – we both are drunkards – that will be terrible – isn’t it…? 

We do not want to be a husband-wife team of drunkards in the house – do we…? 

Just imagine  how disastrous it will be for our children  if both the father and the mother are drunkards…” 

The Girl was amazed by this logic.

The Girl smiled at the Boy.

She seemed rather amused.

Then – the Girl asked the Boy:

“Can I ask you a Question…?”

“Sure – you can ask me anything you want…” the Boy said.

“Do you know how to cook…?” the Girl asked the Boy.

“Yes – I know how to cook – in fact – I can cook quite well…” the Boy said.

“That is good…” the Girl said.

“That is good…? What do you mean…? Why did you ask me whether I knew how to cook…?” the Boy asked the Girl.

The Girl looked at the Boy – and  she said to the Boy: 

“Because – I do not know how to cook – and it will be a total disaster  if our children starve – isn’t it…?”

This Boy and Girl are “happily” married for more than 34 years now.

The Boy gave up drinking long back – around 15 years ago.

But – the Girl still does not know how to cook.

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This is a revised version on my story posted online earlier in my Academic and Creative Writing Journal Blog on March 27, 2015 at url:  and

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