Monday, November 19, 2007

my groom, my brother-in-law -- my bride, my pet.

Weddings in India were an adventure in odd news last week. Two weddings were particularly noteworthy:

In the Bihar Arwal district, a man showed up to his wedding drunk. In addition to being inebriated, he was behaving badly and, according to friends, wasn't in any condition to get married.

What to do? The bride's family had an interesting solution. They invited the groom's brother to take the job of being the groom/husband. He immediately accepted and was married to his brother's bride at what should have been his brother's wedding.

Madho Singh, a local police officer said, "The groom apologized for his behavior, but has been crying that word will spread and he will never get a bride again."

Hmmmm.... if he is afraid of never finding a bride, maybe he should discuss potential brides with P. Selvakumar.

In southern India, P. Selvakumar married a female named Selvi. Nothing odd about that, except that Selvi was a stray female dog (as in, a canine).

The 33-year old man believes that he has had bad luck ever since he killed two dogs 15 years ago. His astrologer told him that the only way he could be relieved of the curse was if he married a dog.

The wedding was a traditional Hindu ceremony. The bride was bathed by the groom's family and wore an orange sari. For the reception, she ate a bun.

I am feeling sorry for both brides.

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