Sunday, April 24, 2011

Arranged Barriage

Once upon a time
there lived a young lad
Happy, carefree and full of beans
a free bird, by all means.

One day he turned twenty-six
his parents got into the mix
Life is a long long journey, they said
So Kanna its time you get ready to wed.

We'll find a nice girl,
Smartha, someone from Vadama
But please for Perumal's sake,
don't bring home a vellakaara kuttyma!

My son is 26 and 6-feet tall
he's well-educated, brainy and all.
They said it to one, two, many...
Jee..they wrote it even in Tamil Matrimony.

They received a dozen requests
and sent as many,
in the hope of finding their dear
a cute adorable Kanmani.

We like your son's profile,
lakshanama irukaar!
but sorry our daughter doesn't want
a faarin aathukaar.

Still, Jadagams came in
the Josiyer checked for a match.
Nothing much happened
but for the occasional catch.

Inga paarungo, indha varan nanna iruku
This girl is just right!
A chat was quickly organised
via the blimming Skype.

They looked at each other,
one thing was certain.
An invisible wall was between them
with an infinite dielectric constant.

There was, you know,
no freakin spark!
It was obvious
and the reality was quite stark.

So once again for every prospective girl
they got the horoscope data.
And every time they visited the Josiyer
he told them to bid the girl ta-ta.

One day, The Site spitted out a 10/10 match
it said "from the Matchmaking Pro".
But, oh golly molly,
that girl looked more like a bro!

Oh!, he wondered,
Is that God's subliminal message of the day?
That the young lad might as well,
be of the gay?


  1. machi, awesome poem....
    romba padara pola iruku ;-)

  2. nalla iruku thambi....

  3. :D Brilliantly written! Hakuna matata! Seekram unaku amayum ;)

  4. hilarious and great sense of humour.hang in there beta everything will sort itself out.
    Are you trying to tell us something at the end ?Ha Ha Ha

  5. Great work.

    I was thinkin tis
    self loathin all the way
    But then
    I hope you arent a gay!

  6. Swe, Chithi: thanks :)

    Ashwin: thanks. and, hell no! :)

  7. Cute ....all the best & njoy ur hunt for the One!

  8. viji, thanks :) long time! how are you?

  9. Rofl!! No girl wants a faarin aathukaar is it?? :-P

  10. kamana, thank you :)

    amrutha, welcome here :) ya apparently. who would've thought!

  11. Time to come back maybe? ;-)

  12. amrutha, hahah. *shush*...*and whispers* my mum reads this blog. you're giving her ideas now :D

  13. Sriram,

    This arranged marriage thingy is such a pain for self/parents/relatives everyone

    Pesama love marriage panniko :P (oops i think ur mom will have nice words for me ;) )

    Actually i missed the bus !!! i am not sure about u!!

    btw,i think those kinda brides might be rare breed far as the ones i have seen/read profiles in tamilmatrimony they want bay area mappilais

    Again we cant generalize ..watever works is fine for us ;)

    Good luck machi

  14. Haha... well written maams with nice sense of humour. Kavalapada machan, oru nalla ponnu varuva. Aana unnodaiya kadasi line enna koncham worry pannuthu. Avasara pattu thappana mudivi edukatha!!! ;)

  15. a friend of mine fell in love with a girl, but their jatakam didn't match. He bribed the josiar and the josier gave a 9/10. Now they are happily married. You can think in this line - it's much better than getting a 10/10 match marriage to a bro!

  16. nirmal, thanks machi. will discuss this in chat.

    gans, nandri hei. last line - hahah. you know its all for thamaash wonly, no? :)

    joshi, hahah true that! if all else fails, i think ill have to do what your friend did. but, before that, i need to fall in lauve first. jee this sounds like a lot of work :D

  17. Nice poem :)

    It was hilarious :D

  18. aiyayo. unga mela irundha respect romba jaasthi aagidhuththu:D

    If you wouldn mind, I will share this in my fb page.

    All the best with your hunt. Tambrahm single girls are a rarity these days. Enjaai.

  19. archana,

    nandri hei :) and tambram single girls who wouldn't mind thaandifying kadal after marriage are even rarer :) fb share - no probs. go for it.

  20. LOL. Super aathanga kavithai, Sriram. I dont think there is any shortage of faarin-loving, Tambram gals. you may have to catch them young, thats all ;)

  21. LOL.. Awesomely hilarious.... Couldn't have depicted the plight any better... :)

  22. hopped over from Nancy's blog...
    awesome lines..hilarious...

  23. Raju, hahah. true :)

    Anusha & Uma: thank you :)

  24. Hadn't visited in a long time :-) Good one. I think everyone goes through this pain. On a related note, on similar lines.

  25. ha ha
    nice poem...i was rappin in my mind while reading it
    just came across ur blog today.m glad i did:)

  26. praveen G K: lol. thanks for the link. awesome post! :)

    anon: rapping? :D hahah. thank you and do visit often :)

  27. Hi How r u?

    - Krithika(chennai)

  28. Nice one.. watch this

    1. funny ad! avaa rendu perukum irukra othumai..cha *grass itching*

    2. Yes.. I used this for a presentation titled arranged vs lauu marriage when i was in college. Title paathathum andha nyaabagam vandhadhu. 'Super jodi' illa adhan pull arikardhu! :)