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Old August 13th, 2001, 07:36 PM
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Indian women to choose grooms in new TV show

Indian women to choose grooms in new TV show


MUMBAI
AN ancient Indian tradition of letting a woman choose her groom from a clutch of suitors is being packaged for contemporary audiences in the country's first matchmaking television show to be aired later this year.

The weekly programme Swayamvar (Own Groom) on State-owned broadcaster Doordarshan will be held before a live studio audience, in which suitors will compete for a girl's hand.
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Swayamvar was a common practice in northern India's erstwhile kingdoms where princes vied to tie the knot with the most beautiful princesses.

The prerogative rested with the woman who would garland the man of her choice from a gathering of suitors.

"I want to empower the woman. It should be her choice," Gupta said.
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Gupta said he first thought of the idea four years ago, long before the US programme Who Wants to Marry a Millionaire -- in which dozens of women vied to marry a rich husband -- made so called "reality-matchmaking" fashionable.

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He even tested the concept with some conservative north Indian communities which he said approved of it. (Reuters)

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Old August 14th, 2001, 06:50 AM
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i just thougt now dowry demands will not only include a TV but an appearance on TVas well !!!!!!!!!
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Just hope this doesn't go "Who wants to marry a millionare" way!
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So the Indian TV channels, sniffing the butt and toeing the line of their foreing counterparts, too decided to make mockery of the holy union called marriage. I thought that we Indians would have always preserved and respected the sanctity of marital union, but it seems that like almost everything else this also is gonna be commercialised. A marriage performed as a public show. Will it last?
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Does seem a stupid idea. However I like the idea of finding a groom/bride on the internet. Something I missed out on when I was young.
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In the real swayamvara's the grooms used to be asked to aim at the fish's eye or break a bow or something..wonder what sort of contest will be cooked up for these cartoons..
I do think this is a bit silly...
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Shahanshah ,go and find it..and than share ur experience with us.
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I'll reply with Jaya Bhaduri's dialogue in Silsila: Kaun karega mujhse shaadi? Tum karoge?
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I'll reply with Jaya Bhaduri's dialogue in Silsila: Kaun karega mujhse shaadi? Tum karoge?
I'll reply with Anil Kapoor's dialogue in Tezaab:
"Woh kya hai na, karney mein toh kuchh nahin hai, magar time ka bohot problem hai apney paas"
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Kya yaar Big-G!! I was expecting you to give the reply Amitabh gave Jaya. Goes without saying I would have allowed you to have your Rekha on the side.
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