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The Matrimonial Advertisement


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The Matrimonial AdvertisementIt was another Sunday morning. P. Srinivasa Murthy sat down in his armchair by the window with The Times Of India. He read all the depressing front-page headlines. 17 gunned down in Kashmir, Economic situation grim, says Finance Minister, Zimbabwe trounce India by 8 wickets, For some comic relief, he turned to not Garfield, Beetle Bailey, Hagar the Horrible and Co., but to the matrimonial page.

PSM (as colleagues at work preferred to abbreviate his name) had just discovered recently that the matrimonial columns could be a source of great amusement. He had always ignored them all these years, having had no use for them, happily married as he was to a girl of his parents’ choice. But, of late, his daughter Sushma’s disinclination to find a groom for herself despite her post-graduate degree in sociology and high-paying job as a market researcher had made him consider them with some interest.

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