Figuring out these matrimonial ads is like solving a cryptogram. Much of the info is astrological - very important in Indian matches. Most marriages are
still arranged. The divorce rate is about 5%. There are strengths to this system and obviously weaknesses. Although it's a horrifying idea to most of us, in the west, who prefer to meet our potential mates randomly, when drunk and in heat, parental choices frequently work out.
My favorite on this page is the ad posted by the effluent family....the goyal daughter with the MBA must be cringing. High status; lousy spellers. Homely means oriented to home life; one can be a beautiful, homely woman. Although the caste system is illegal, people usually marry within their caste .In some of these ads, "caste is no barrier."
Castes....the simplified version:
The current PM's caste status from Wiki....
Modi's family belonged to the Modh-Ghanchi-Teli (oil-presser) community,which is categorised as an Other Backward Class by the Indian government.Modi was the third of six children born to Damodardas Mulchand (1915-1989) and Heeraben Modi (b. c. 1920).As a child, Modi helped his father sell tea at the Vadnagar railway station, and later ran a tea stall with his brother near a bus terminus.
Modi has excellent ideas for the country. Foreign investment has increased, roads and railways are improving. Digital India is his dream and as an introverted social media type, maybe he'll get there. Imagine wiping out the bureaucracy in India! They were still using sales books with three carbons last time we were here.