By Srinivas Krishnaswamy: With changing lifestyle, increasing urbanization, greater exposure to western culture and media, our opinions about love and marriages are changing rapidly.
When it comes to arranged marriages, Indians seem to have a love-hate relationship!
For example, my grandparents had a 5-day wedding while mine was over in a day.
Parents with limited personal/friend networks don’t have any other option other than to use these online matrimony sites.
Matrimony sites have themselves to blame for just mimicking archaic practices and making them available online.
There are several reasons why arranged marriages can have a polarizing effect on our society.
We drive around in fancy, state-of-the-art cars but make sure we have a Ganesha idol on the dashboard.
You would have noticed that wedding rituals have been evolving with every generation discarding some practices and embracing new traditions.