Thursday, August 30, 2012

Too much

RO #2 Have just uploaded the toughest thing  I have ever written, for a contest held by penguin. I think I was holding my breath till it was over. 

Wrote my own story. My own lovestory, that is. AND it was tough! But it was fun. Brought back the memories. 

I think everyone should do it, if not for the public then for themselves. It's worth it 

P.S This is more than a oneliner, it's a small note. I am still calling it a oneliner.

P.S2 I have been writing about love for the last three days, for different contests. And now I am tired. Not of love but of writing about it. 

P.S3 And now I am sleepy. 

Ciao. Cheers. Bye. Goodnight

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Well, I am bored.

I am bored of giving status updates on fb and still wary of tweeting so I am going to give random oneliners here. It doesn't really matter if you like the post coz I am doing this coz facebook is getting really really boring and I have decided that my blog should therefore be my only interaction with the world. Oh but I have to use facebook to inform people that I have updated my blog. So I do sort of depend on fb. And I still like fb. Unlike some people, who think they are too Uppity for fb and its anyway passe. 

And now that I am back to blogging, it feels good. So all I have been doing since I came  back from class is reading blogs. And dreaming of winning contests I have entered. 

Anyway I am bored of giving explanations for my random oneliners

So my RO for today is ( I am calling it RO coz I can't keep on typing random oneliner)

RO #1 You know you live in a hostel when "hunger" has a new meaning. 

So now you know, that I am not only bored but quite hungry and should have opened my packet of Wai Wai. But now that food has come I will go check out what is there and if it is not appealing I have my packet of wai wai. 

Pyar Vyar; Shaddi Vaddi

Suicide or Murder?
Love marriage or arranged?

That's the million dollar question!

Is the question actually valid? Why do we even need to choose between the two? Why does it have to be so black and white?

Say boy and girl meet each other. They fall in love and decide they want to marry each other. And they do. End of story. 


Say parents like a prospective spouse for their child. Said people like each other enough to decide to get married. And they do. End of story. 

But things are not that simple. We Indians have this need to choose one of the two. Endlessly praise one and criticize the other.

We just like to complicate things.

So let's start again. Boy meets girl. They fall in love. They want to marry. Boy meets girl's parents. Girl meets his. Parents disapprove. She is not tall enough. He does not earn enough. She does not have siblings. He has too many. His house is at the wrong place. Her dress is at the wrong place. He speaks differently. She eats differently. She has short hair. He has long hair. 

"You simply can't marry him"

"There is no way I will let you marry him."

"But we are in love" 

"Yeh pyar vyar chodo. Shaddi Karo, Ghar basao." (Forget that . Get married  and settle down. )

There are very few lucky people whose parents are okay with them falling in love and marrying anyone. 

So what about arranged marriage?

That must be good. After all our parents know what is good for us. But ain't they humans too? True, they will look into every aspect of the prospective spouse-family, background, career prospects. But that certainly does not determine a successful marriage. 

Its not about which way of meeting your partner is better.  Its about building a successful, happy marriage.  So why do we need to decide which is better? If you meet a person on your own, well and good. If your parents or relatives introduce you to people when you are ready to get married, that's fair enough. How you meet your spouse should not matter. What should matter is that you are ready to spend the rest of your life with this person.  

This post is written for the Love Marriage ya arranged marriage contest on Indiblogger, organised by Sony Entertainment Television. Their new show Love marriage ya arranged marriage revolves explores the debate between love and arranged marriage.  Check out their facebook page here