The Auntienet: Matrimony at Your Fingertips

BY KAVITA PILLAY
Mar 17, 2009
*Special to asia!

India’s practice of arranging marriages is pairing up happily with the World Wide Web.

 

Amidst the babel of tongues that have flourished on the Indian subcontinent, there remains one language with semantics so subtle and demanding that they can be mastered only in adulthood - the vernacular of the desi matrimonial advertisement.

kavita pillay

Kavita Pillay is a Boston based documentary film-maker, wanderluster and occasional soapmaker. She is the creator of ‘Scrabya’ (http://scrubya.com), a soap company she started in 2006, which donates all of its proceeds to nonprofit groups that are “cleaning up the mess” it blames on Dubya & Co.