JournalismPakistan.com March 29, 2014
It does not matter what their names are but the more things change the more they stay the same. Like why do you get married? Because you fall in love? Because mama says so. Because it was your grandfather’s wish. You are getting to that age. Everyone gets married. Okay, fine, I’ll buy all those arguments, even ads in the paper and doomsday soothsayers checking out your compatibility rating.
But what happened in Bengaluru a few days ago takes the biryani to a whole other level. Just because the boys’ people produced 30 kilos of chicken at the reception instead of mutton biryani, the girls’ side got so offended they called off the wedding. Their argument; if they couldn’t do this much now how will they treat our daughter.
Lying there on the ground like a crushed butterfly was Cupid with his broken bow and arrow.
You have to be kidding. You discarded 30 kilos of good food that could have fed a hundred people and you measured your love in rice and spice.
That’s not nice. Sorry, couldn’t resist the rhyming effort but really, as love stories go (or don’t go) this takes the biscuit, unless you prefer rusks.
What sort of a wedding do you have when the chicken and mutton become the issue. Can anyone beat this for sheer love struck lunacy?
Can you imagine if this was a common practice.
Sorry, luv, no prawns, I am out of here.
What, no bubbly and cheap plonk, give my ring back.
I thought you said there would be tempura and sushi, don't see it, this stops right here.
"If there be anyone who objects to this wedding, speak up now or forever hold thy silence...
Voice from the back; Yes, yes, yes, me, she can't make fried fish and her curries suck, dude don't marry her.
I don’t know who the biryani guy is but man, if you are reading this, believe me, the Lord above there loves you, he saved your butt. That marriage would have been a six days to Sunday nightmare.
What the heck were you people thinking negotiating a peace in the aftermath as the biryani ran cold. Would you really marry someone who dumped your dinner?
Can only hope you had the common sense to take your biryani back.
(The writer is a Senior Editorial Advisor of Khaleej Times and the paper’s former Editor. He has also been the Editor of Gulf News, Gulf Today, Emirates Today and Bahrain Tribune)
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