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A journo's jottings under no deadline pressure (since Jan 1, 2010)

Rishta hi rishta

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MJ, a chemical trader in north Bombay, was delighted. An old friend in Allahabad had agreed to get his beautiful daughter married to MJ’s son SM, a tax consultant.
But then SM dropped a bombshell.
He was in love with a local girl. What’s more, they had secretly married the previous week.
End of story, right?
The head of the Allahabad family declared: “We will get our daughter married only into your household!”
So a quickfix solution was found: the girl would marry SM’s younger brother HM.
Never mind if dim-witted HM is still studying in the 12th standard (when he should have cleared his final year of college by now).
And never mind that the girl is only 16 years old!


Written by Raju Bist

May 18, 2010 at 6:29 pm

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  1. Please tell me this is a fictional piece.


    May 19, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    • Sorry to disappoint you but it’s very very true… In fact I see HM nearly every week on his mobike, which, neighbours insist, came as part of the dowry.


      May 20, 2010 at 10:41 pm

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