Great Indian Bride Hunt - The Fool's Reflections

The hunt finally came to an end. All that remains now are reflections at the end of the day. Of course finding the bride is just the beginning. There were lot of things that followed - atrologer's approval, due diligence on either side, hall booking, engagement, the actual wedding ceremony. But thats all another story. Life keeps moving. What remains are the few pearls of wisdom that we pick up as we go through the process of life. The below were some I picked up.

"By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."
- Socrates, Philosopher, 4th century BC

"By all means, search for a bride. If you find a bride, you may be happy; if you don't find one, you may become a famous blogger."
- The Fool, Blogger, 21st century AD


"Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?''
"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to," said the Cat.
"I don't much care where --" said Alice.'
"Then it doesn't matter which way you go," said the Cat.
"--so long as I get somewhere," Alice added as an explanation.
-Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

"Would you tell me, please, how we can take this forward from here?"
"That depends a good deal on what you want from life," said the Fool.
"I don't much care what --" said the Bride
"Then it doesn't matter how we take this forward" said the Fool.
"--so long as I get something, say a BMW car," the Bride added as an explanation.
-The Fool, The Great Indian Bride Hunt


Politics is the last resort of the scoundrel
- Samuel Johnson, 18th century Lexicographer, Essayist

Violence is the last resort of the incompetent
- Isaac Asimov, 20th century Novelist, Biochemist

Arranged marriage is the last resort of the unromantic
- The Fool, 21st century Blogger, Bride hunter

19 comments:

smiley said...

yeah, right..
afterall d good things in life alwyz come @ a price.. lolz

srinivas said...

I don't know whether you will be after finding a bride. But I am sure that you will be a great blogger. And your blogs prove it

Cris said...

Haha!! That was a really good one! Maybe I will follow your advice and search for a groom now. I could use some fame hehe

The Fool said...

@ Smiley - Absolutely. There ain't no such things as free lunches.

@Srinivas - Hopefully at least that.

@cris - You should try it.

priya said...

Great going Fool. :)
Seems bride hunt is taking its toll. :P

Neha said...

Nicely written. Glad to know the bride hunt came to an end. The whole process seems to be insanely humorous. I wonder if the "groom" hunt provides equal humor. I guess i just have to wait and find out!!

p.s: quote comparison to alice in wonderland was the funniest height of this post:)

The Fool said...

Thanks, Neha. A situation can be irritating or humorous depending on how you look at it.

Ruchita said...

Awesome post.

It's very funny and nicely narated the experience :)

The Fool said...

Thanks, Ruchita.

pramod said...

great (futile) attempts. as no one can dare understand a women. worth dare, but my true experience is, it is upto the man, to make his life hell or heaven, with the marriage bond on track.If he doesn't have the calibre to tackle them, then it's hell all the way. No matter how you choose, in the end if you are not able to harmonize the strings of family expectations in order, it goes the wrong way, turning into a nightmare.

The Fool said...

True and wise words, PL. I fully agree.

Shesha Chaturvedi said...

I thought the Topic is so over used.. but you made it all brand new with glittery experiences. I wished to take part too but couldn't get any better idea. Though patterns of arrange marriages are changing. For instance We are allowed to know a guy in whatever time we require before taking a final decision. So Dont say arrange marriage is the last resort of the unromantic. Naaaah! I am still hopeful! :P

The Fool said...

Thanks Shesha. I believe you are referring to the love marriage v/s arranged marriage contest on Indi. But this is not an entry for that. This is my real life experiences from 4 years back. Btw, when I wrote this post my marriage had already been fixed. As soon as my fiancee saw that quote regarding 'unromantic' that you mention, I got a worried call from her whether I was unhappy with her from some reason.

Shesha Chaturvedi said...

yeah i just realized its way back written. and the read is just too perfect....
hehehe I too feel sometimes that people are tired and scared of love and relationships and thats why they want to run away to arrange marriages chosen by the elders... but Unromantic life can not retain your partner for long, and everyone wants to live a life full of love and laughter!

The Fool said...

What I like about you Shesha is you come back to check replies to your comments. Getting to the topic, I have a different post - a series of 4 posts - an entry for the contest as well. And I have one more take on this topic as well.

http://luciferhouseinc.blogspot.in/2010/05/love-indian-society.html

Shesha Chaturvedi said...

:) yeah, commenting on the topics one genuinely likes and sharing ones views and knowing the author's take on it is very important. I feel that makes blogging and the efforts behind worthwhile...

Rachna said...

Ah so I read through the entire Great Indian Arra.ged Marriage saga :).

The Fool said...

You must have liked them, eh? To have finished them all over the weekend itself.

Amby said...

Good Fun Read! and I can relate it my groom hunt! :) :)

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