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Tailoring marriages - The new way
Dina Mehta, 13 May 05

An article called Before you fly away with your NRI spouse... in the Hindu Businessline caught my eye.

It describes the manner in which NRIs find brides (and grooms) in India and how this is changing.

"It is not enough anymore to simply match photographs, horoscopes, check bank balances and plot career graphs while selecting a life partner. They are acquainting themselves with the real issues involved in marital partnerships, especially those moving out of the country"

Premarital counselling workshops have been run in Mumbai and Pune are drawing many newly engaged couples, and even parents looking for a match for their children.

One bride-in-waiting says :

"Attending such workshops, or just a couple of counselling sessions, helps you air your anxieties as well as validate some of the factors you consider important in a marriage. Elders in the house tend to ignore or scoff at these things when they force you to make a quick choice based mainly on the man's salary or his family background."

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