A Bengali wedding includes several rituals, spread over a few days.
The wedding begins with the Kabin ceremony and comes to a close with the Bou Bhat ceremony.
It’s connubial bliss for a 21st-century India, where, by some estimates, 90 percent of marriages still classify as “arranged”—in other words, established on factors other than mutual love and attraction between the bride and groom.
What those factors are, exactly, has changed as the country has, but the crux of the matter remains constant: if you’re an Indian woman, it’s statistically likely that your parents will choose the man with whom you spend the rest of your life.
He made it clear that it's completely my choice to go for it or refuse," recollects Alphonsa, who is now engaged to Joseph. and I'm glad I went for it," says the soon-to-be-bride. Matrimonial sites are the starting points for this 'evolved' arranged route of marriage.
The expatriate is one among the few bachelors and bachelorettes of the country, who are spearheading a new revolution in the world of 'arranged marriages.' Yes, they are traditional enough to have some faith in the 'arranged' system but also dare to tweak it to suit the times. Sean Jose, a techie, narrates his experience, "A few years ago, I was at a point in life where I felt that neither am I able to find a compatible partner by myself, nor can I trust women I meet online, to get married to.
Matrimonial sites register users, after which they are able to upload their profile onto a searchable database maintained by the website.
If I was game, he wanted to see whether we could be friends, lovers, roommates and eventually, a couple, in the real sense of the word.It’s one of more than 100 Indian websites that comprise the country’s thriving online matrimonial market, where an individual can browse for his or her ideal spouse among a catalog of potential candidates organized by the personal information that apparently matters most: religion, caste, income, fairness of skin, family background, and so on. Unlike online dating services, which at least superficially foster some sort of romantic connection, and which are effectively nonexistent in India, matrimonial websites are predicated on the idea that the first meeting between two paired users will be to chat about their wedding.They succeed for the same reason every online resource does: They offer convenience and expediency in an arena with high demand for it.Start communicating today via our advanced messaging features.Indian Cupid is part of the well-established Cupid Media network that operates over 30 reputable niche dating sites.Call it acclimating to the Indian single life after coming of age in the West, where India is often seen as a country of arranged marriages and impenetrable glass ceilings.