Sunday, May 23, 2010


Hariprasad - They have approved of your son as bridegroom for their daughter। Now go ahead and enquire what u want to know about them and also meet their girl. We have already settled the issue of money.

Ramesh - Yes, Hariprasad! we had but now we want six instead of four.

Hariprasad - But at first you had agreed for four. That's why they stepped forward in this direction.

Ramesh - yes, but now the thing is different.

Hariprasad - I think you are asking for more than enough. They wouldn't agree, still for once i will talk to them.

Hariprasad talked to the girl's father Mohan but he refused to give more dowry and the matter ended. Since Mohan and Ramesh had met once in the connection of the marriage of their kids, they were now acquaintances. They often saw each other . On his way, one day Ramesh met Mohan and both started talking. In the neighbourhood of Ramesh there lived a young boy Shiv for whom a suitable match was being searched. Ramesh considered Shiv and his family as inferior to his and their demand for money was also less. So he suggested to Mohan the boy as suitable match for his girl. Both of the families completed necessary enquiries and met each other for final settlement. Shiv and the girl liked each other and consented for the marriage. After the engagement, Shiv's family was all praise for his fiancee's beauty as well as qualities and thanked Ramesh for the match. The Big Day arrived. Ramesh's family also attended the marriage and felt proud that they have been the go between the two parties. But the moment they saw the bride, they were swept away by her shining beauty. Slightly smiling the immensely charming bride put garland in Shiv's neck and wedded him. On the other side stood Rohit, lamenting, " If only Papa had not demanded more money. Wish ! I had seen the girl first. And Wish ! I had the courage to tell my papa that not money but a beautiful and virtuous girl is more important to me." At the same time Ramesh's family went to congratulate the newly married couple and Shiv introduced his bride to his neighbouring friend Rohit. Rohit's face became white when the bride said "Nameste Bhaiya...".

P.S. - I pay regards to my teacher and friend Mrs. Maneesha Bansal to help me in translating it in english so beautifully. Originally I wrote it in hindi and wanted to post it in english too. Thanks google for the picture.