Of marriages and cement

March 11, 2010 § 4 Comments

So, Rahul Mahajan got married. Not only that. He got to choose. From 10 women. 10 different women!! 10 totally-in-awe and deferential-to-Rahul Mahajan women. Oh well, the women who took part showed, contrary to popular belief, that women don’t exactly care who they marry, anyone will do, as long as he is famous and/or rich. Doubly so, if there is a reality show woven around the entire charade.

Image courtesy: TOI
Rahul Mahajan being carried away…somewhere. The policemen in this picture were not among the 10 contestants of Rahul Dulhaniya le jayenge. They want to be on Rakhi ka Swayamwar – 2 instead.


Last year showed us that guys are no better either, what with all those thicknecks courting Rakhi Sawant. Which sane guy would want to be nagged by a woman with that kind of mouth? Well, all said and done, they reaffirmed the stereotype that guys will marry any girl, so long as she has big…brand name 😛

In between these two abominations was a third, called The Perfect Bride, in which Mother-in-Laws from the most terrifying matrimonial nightmares walked across our television sets once a week.

There is one good thing that comes from having these reality TV marriages though, they are better than arranged marriages. Each contestant or ‘wannabe’ is judged on a multitude of tasks, which are as diverse in range as dancing, cooking, acting, juggling, writing lowu poems etc etc. There is complete and utter scrutiny of every facet of the contestants life. Except for checks on signs of intelligence, that is. So, there is much more ‘knowing each other’ here than in an arranged marriage, where the only kind of getting to know each other can be summarized as follows:

Boy: Kya tumhe phool pasand hai?

Girl(smiling coyly): ji, haan…

Parents (who are eavesdropping) : Oye hoy!!! Toh shaadi pakki! Koi mooh meetha toh karwao!

Boy: wtf?

Girl(smiling coyly): what the…I get new clothes!!! yay!      

…which is why you see a lot of clueless married men around.

The first season had Rakhi Sawant, the second had Rahul Mahajan. My guess for the third season is Bobby Darling. I thing the progression goes as Female, Male, whatever 😛

The observant among you might have noticed that there is a mention of cement in the title of the post. Am i about to make a witty remark on the bond of marriage being like cement? No, I am not. I will talk of JK Cement and that ad of theirs. Which ad? The ad that goes:

Sexy chick in swimsuit with smoldering come hither look coming out of sea towards the camera. Just as she is about to come on the beach, some guy says something to the tune of “There is something different” and bang, the JK cement logo comes in frame.

What? Why? girl in swimsuit and cement? Whaaa? the mind boggles.


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