An Indian guy working abroad was looking for a would be bride in US and was lamenting their headyweightedness so much so that he posted his grief to a public messageboard.
I found an interesting response to his rant and raves.
I was reading views posted in the coffeehouse. I am sorry, I can not say anything related to this topic. Because I have never been out of India. I come from a very small desi town. And I used to admire you smart guys and gals, who took up the challenges and left the comfort of your shores and ventured out into a completely foreign territory to carve a niche for yourselves. Hats off to all of you!
Accidentally, I hit this button “Coffeehouse”. I am pleasantly surprised to learn that you guys are keeping the traditions of India alive there too. No matter how educated, accomplished, academic you guys and gals are. You are born “Indian”. You cannot leave the tradition of browsing “gals” and “guys” for marriage “reason” just like we pick up cassettes in Planet M.
You might not be as crass as we real Indians are, flexing your financial muscles, and settling for a good financial deal. But still you are the guardian of the true Indian spirit, even in the foreign land. See, the way deals are finalized in corporate world. Someone contacting someone to float the tender, then concerned parties meet (here you can argue, unlike India we leave the guys and gal alone. In US the whole family is not hovering in the background. Well, well thanks for the improvement). Discussions are held. Parties are sized up. If everything goes well, and the packages are attractive, then deal is struck. Anyway the corporate deals are a bit sophisticated.
I was under the impression, that you guys have the real “open” environment to meet the girls of any nationality, and at least one of them really touches your heart’s cord and you really find someone to whom you can talk to hours relate to as a person. But thanks for letting me know that you guys carry a “very small DESI town of India” there too, in your academically brilliant heads.