LUCKNOW: Wedding ceremonies in arranged marriages often turn out to be a battle of wits between the two sides in which the boy’s side tries to have an upper hand.
However, a similar endeavour resulted in an embarrassing situation for a Farrukhabad boy who was rejected by the girl after he failed to clear a spellbee-like test of Hindi words given by her in Mainpuri, recently.
The incident hogged limelight as Sunita (name changed) refused to marry Rajesh (name changed) as he could not spell Hindi words like ‘parishram’ (hard work/diligence), ‘drishtikon’ (viewpoint) and ‘saampradaayik’ (communal) correctly. However, the trail was started off by the boy himself.
As the prospective bride and groom were meeting at Mainpuri in the presence of their families, Rajesh took out a dairy and pen and handed it to Sunita, asking her to write her name, address and telephone number.
He further wanted her to write certain sentences in Hindi, which she did correctly and got the groom’s approval. Rajesh had passed the intermediate exam while Sunita had only studied up to Class V.
The talks were going on in a congenial atmosphere, but took a serious turn when she turned the table on Rajesh and handed him the same diary and pen. She too wanted him to undergo the same process. “She felt humiliated when she was asked to go through the test by the boy,” said one of Sunita’s relatives.
The boy failed the test and lost the plot. He couldn’t even write his name and address correctly. Eventually, Sunita refused to marry him.
When the relatives the girl heard about this, they tried to counsel her, but she refused to budge.