Thursday, February 19, 2009

A wife's rights!

Read this bit of "Weird News" yesterday on Yahoo:

Boy Marries Dog

It happened somewhere in Orissa.
The boy is not yet 2 years old, and he was married to a neighbor's dog! Weird indeed. But there was also something very ironic...
The boy's wife's name is Jyothi. She was allowed to roam around in the streets after the wedding. No dowry was exchanged.

Now if only this was true of real wives. So many dowry deaths could have been avoided, so many women would be free to do what they want, wear what they like, meet who they want. The dog wife seems to have more rights :)

Hehe :) I guess I can draw parallels and conclusions and make mountains out of the weirdest of molehills!

23 comments:

--xh-- said...

dowry is one of the biggest social menaces... and yeah, my wifi will be able to roam around, wear what she like, meet who she wants,do what she wants... :-D (after all, her happiness is my happiness)

Renu said...

most of the time, i am the first to see your post:)
getting a freedom to do what you want and wear what u like etc is fine, but it must come with a responsibility and to a sensible head, otherwise , u must have heard of....give him a long rope and he will hang himself:)

♥ÐÅyÐяєÅмє®♥ said...

funny and pathetic at same time... I just can't get how a person can burn another for money ...and even worse when that person is his partner with whom he shares the bed...

Chirag said...

Dude, truth is stranger than the fiction.

D said...

Huh?! Why would anyone marry a dog? Or bitch? Or any other animal? And why would someone marry their 2-yr old son?

I'm sure this news is fabricated.

Aathira said...

I guess this is one of those rituals to be done to ward off some evil.

This is like when some guys are married to a tree! That is for some reason that the guy's first wife will die or something, so to prevent that!

Crazy astrology!

PS: New here, nice blog... and loads of talking. I love talking blogs! Came here from Chandini's

Indian Home Maker said...

Sometimes I think we are still very tribal ...

ceedy said...

It is an interesting post...and knowing you atleast you are FREE to do what you want...eg is this post :)

Its weird yes....

ceedy said...

@daydreamer

/nd even worse when that person is his partner with whom he shares the bed/

I did not know there is a system of Dowry in the gay community...how come you know about it? :P

Ria said...

he he tht was really weird!And as i commented earlier too, this can only happen in India. Can imagine how superstitious and stupid ppl can be!!

aneri_masi said...

@xh, oh of course, your wife will have a very happy life with you, I have noooo doubts about that!

@renuDi, that is SO true! Freedom must never be misused!

@sourish, am not surprised at all, that thats the only thing you came up with about what they "share". You know that is not even the most important thing?

aneri_masi said...

@chirag, I guess so...after all fiction finds inspiration in truth!

@d, It doesn't seem fabricated. Did you follow the link?

aneri_masi said...

@athira, a very warm welcome to you :) Yeah, I do talk a lot, which some times gets very close to blabbering!

@IHM, yeah, we are, in the smallest, remotest regions of the country, yes, we are!

aneri_masi said...

@ceedy, hmm...main apni baat thode hi kar rahi thi :)

@ria, I wouldn't call them stupid, I would just say they are ignorant. No?

ceedy said...

I know...but am just acknowledging the fact that you have that plus which is allowing you to freely think this way....dont know how but that can itself be a help to many who are "suffering"

state of mind? said...

if this was real its terriblen m sure a result of those superstitious practices n evils....

but the underlined statement was smart!!

state of mind? said...

if this was real its terriblen m sure a result of those superstitious practices n evils....

but the underlined statement was smart!!

aneri_masi said...

@ceedy, ok :)

@state, welcome to my blog! How'd you find me?
As to why the boy was married, did you follow the link?

The Seeker said...

That news article seems funny! But the parallel you constructed disturbs! If only!!!

It doesn't mean that this demeans women!!! In a country like us, people go to any extent! in the name of rituals and religions...

Blog hopping and landed here!!

Nice thought!!!

Ashutosh Didwania said...

Seriously weird..

Rakesh said...

You find this weird? Happens almost daily in India. Even Aishwarya married a pot before getting married to Abhishek to ward off evils...

But kudos to your imagination btw, I instead was thinking, doesn't really make much of a difference. We don't remain men after marraige anyways :D

roop said...

there was something in kerala where a little girl was married to a frog :)

reason why india is called a 'des rangeela' ... it rocks. :D

Princess Mia said...

whats even worse is its not that it happens in villages.....believe me u...even educated people actually still beliee in dwory......its crazy