I’ve been cheerfully hitched since 2002, but from the whenever I had been that is single social networking, smart phones, as well as the internet was thing — matrimonial advertisements posted in community mags had been a supply of much giggling among friends.
The adverts, frequently published by moms and dads, described “homely” (domestically-inclined) daughters, of “wheatish” complexion (colourism is alive and well in lots of South Asian communities). The advertisements would carry on to record the age, training degree, also racial history of daughters. Moms and dads were hoping to find a groom who had been a “professional” (read: doctor/ lawyer/ engineer/ accountant), moderately taller and infinitely wealthier than their daughters. The boy’s parents were no better: only lovely and“fair” princesses need submit an application for their offspring. Read More