Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Marriage Breakers

Thought that was a spelling mistake? Nope, its not marriage brokers i meant, its breakers, people who love breaking marriages that are about to happen..

In a moment of total desperation I started reading this article in Grihalakshmi (a typical Mallu housewifes magazine :-) ), and this story really struck me as unbelievable!

Think about these true cases :

1. A village in Kalady has had several cases of marriages being broken after the girl-seeing has taken place. 4 of these happened even after the engagement happened !

When people investigated, they caught the culprit, a lady, who claimed she had broken 13 such marriage cases all by herself by way of the tongue !! She did it out of desperation because her daughter's marriage had not taken place an
d she was growing quite old and unable to do it!

2. Case of own family members breaking the marriage, like the lady who broke her own engaged brother-in-laws marriage because she feared the new bride would be more beautiful than her!(I wonder how believable that is)


Or the sister who broke her bro's marriage cos her marriage had not yet materialised successfully!


3. On October 23rd in a hotel in Edapal, Mr. Bava holds a press conference. Its to clarify and bring to light the happenings of marriage breaking, which has happened a couple of times to his son Faizal who is of age now. All of them have been broken by people who give unnecessary opinions to the girl's part, and lots of wild rumours have now gone around about his son.

4. Brokers who break their own fixed-up marriage cases cos they dint get enough money from the marrying parties.

Simply unbelievable stuff.. Just like the movies. only this time, its painfully real.

This stuff happens around some parts of Kerala. The 'Challenger's Club' of Kalady has started a new revolution against marriage-breakers, after one of their own members faced the brunt of unnecessary rumours that broke his marriage.

The challengers club puts up notices warning the breakers ,like the one on the left.( sorry its in malayalam). They dress up as normal people wanting to marry off their kin and try to pick up gossip mongers. They also try to create awareness and bring together marriage cases that were broken under uncertain conditions by breakers.

Some possible reasons why the breakers do what they do :-

1. Because they have had some tragic experience of their own, especially related to marriage.
2. Sheer jealousy
3. Gossip-love
4. The Indian-crab-in-the-basket tendency (they tend to pull down any crab that happens to get one step close out of the basket)
5. Out of professional hatred.
6. Joblessness, maybe !

We'd probably not be able to do something like that, but we can atleast try to spot a marriage-breaker next time we see him. And expose him to the public for what he really is. And also not listen to wild rumours from the public when it comes to marriages, cos rumours have no origins or bounds and should not be taken as a final word when i comes to marriage.

12 comments:

Viajero said...

Kollaam....tats a new info....though there are mags like ghrihalakshmi/vanitha here, I normally go tru cookery section to see if there are any new good dishes that can be tried :)

A new market for marriage breakers may be opening up...

~==[[[ Abhi ]]]==~ said...

Well if there are people like these out there, i wonder what'll happen at the time of my marriage[:)]. Even though i'm quite DECENT to speak of, one can find some faults and old flames in my life if they just scrutinize my college days; or for that matter just go through the old posts in this blog itself!

Loved the posted put up by the club guys, awesome! Engene okke thanne nadanaaaale naad nannavu!

jvvas said...

Yah.... nice one...

may be i can take a career in marriage breakin...
oops hmm hmm...
I mean anticareer breakin...

hari ill help u in ur case chinky.. sorry the princple of workin of an electric motor is electo magnetic indution....

cheers man gr8 one...

Mahesh Mahadevan said...

This seems to give a whole new meaning to 'broker'. But I cannot understate your utter joblessness is reading Grihalakshmi (come on, the thing doesn't even have interesting cover-girls!)
Blessed be the institution of marriage, and even more so, our amazing state ;-)

Varun_raj said...

dude thanks there... u got an intresting blog here!!! u a serious blogger hey!!! coool.... so where did u get placed.. and whats plans now?

Hari Shanker said...

Heh. This is something that'll happen in Kerala!! At least, something of such epic proportions... Drives home the fact that all of us mallus are such bloviating gossip-mongers!

Thinking-of-a-pen-name said...

hmm...lyk u said...never thot that this wud transfer from the silverscreen to reality...

Hari Vishnu said...

@viaj

hey, thats wat i do too! go thru the cookery section! it ws when i got bored of that that i fell upon this article..

@abhi

hehe guess everyone have their lil secrets :-).. ure not alone then..

Hari Vishnu said...

@jvvas

chali mone, ur rech will never come the 1000s of km till singapore.. so im safe :-).. but yea u can consider the career, it pays off in india i guess :-)..

@mahesh

gods own country and its great miracles

Hari Vishnu said...

@varun raj

thanx man.. me going for higher studies in NTU singapore.. masters+ph.d.. do read my earlier post on that :-0.. whats up with u?

@hari

hehe.. there u go mallu-bitching again :-)

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