Friday, January 8, 2010

ISB, New Admits Website and Shaadi etc!

So! The New Admits website is up, my already bloated gmail inbox will start to explode very soon! Also, I have been on a shopping binge trying to buy cheap stuff from (btw, awesome website) for 10 USD and under. Get headphones, laptop batteries, camera cases and power adapters. All kinds crap!

This blog spot is written in the interest of public welfare for all ppl who are faced with the question that I get most bombarded with most often these days! Given that my last post created some good controversy let me give it a try with this one as well! This is more sedate topic though.

Now that most ppl know that I am going to India, the perennial question is 'when I am getting married'? Some sample comments are as follows:

1. Typical Indian Dost in the US (Guy)

"Oye yaar tu toh set ho gaya yaar, MBA shmbiiyee, india shiindiyaa, abh SHAADI kabh kar raha hain?"

2. Cousins (especially sisters)

"Abhishek, abh tumhari shaadi karwa deni chahiye, its a new phase of life, you will really enjoy it, main chachi (my mom) se baat karti hoon"

3. American Co-workers and Boss

"So, Abhishek you going back to India, you must be excited, I am sure your parents must have marriage proposals for you. When guys go back to India, they get married right?"

4. The 'EX'

Naah, let’s not even go there!

5. Typical Indian Dost in India (Guy)

"Yaar, abby, mast hain yaar, party karega jaab tu aayega. Mein teri shaadi mein jaroor nachoonga"

6. Typical American / Indian Dost (Gals, yes gals in all countries are the same, no difference and they only like speaking in English and most importantly swearing in English, interesting, somehow it sounds more sophisticated and yes their vocabulary for swear words is so very very limited, please do not swear in the blog comments (it’s a public site), you have one year at ISB to do that to me)

"Abhishek, so where does life lead you next, what are the future plans" and they will giggle for the next 15 minutes and won’t listen to any answer you have, that's so irritating.

Every day I open facebook, there is someone getting married in my age group! :).

Most of the times, I just laugh off the question / comment, but I am sure when I get to India, all uncles, aunties and relatives will have this question lined! I rather solve an integral then answer the question. Even now! Yes an integral is a lot easier. Please see picture atached. See it’s easy!

It’s like getting a Dale Steyn outswinger with the Mohammed Asif just on and outside off stump line and disconcerting Monte Morkel bounce. I am sure only 75% of the blog population will appreciate this! Basically I have no answer, how do I know when I am getting married?

Damn, ISB should have put an answer to this in the New Admits website; This is the stuff we really need help with!




  1. arre wah! Dude, abhi toh they are only asking u to get married. Once u get married and about a year later is when the REAL torture will start! ;)

    PS: it is well written and entertaining though! ;)

  2. Awesome post. About 6 months ago I was in the same boat (had the same views about marriage) until 1 day I found myself getting engaged, n not far away from now (but before ISB starts) the doom bells ring!

  3. It is time my friend... Time for you to edge the outswinger which pitches in the corridor, the zone of uncertainty.. U will be caught in slips (catch the pun)... All the best!

  4. yes....and its not a no-ball......and even if it was, no free-hit.....since its a test eventually u will be caught.....

  5. I think it is time we share "strategies" on how to evade the M Question. A few thoughts on same-

    1. RUN- especially if it is your relatives (parents, uncles,aunts,etc) who are doing the asking. Being old they wont be able to catch up with u and time away from them will make them forget...

    2.USE an ACTRESS- Say (Katrina/Deepika/Priyanka) is not ready right now as they want to concentrate on their career and being understanding you are ok with that

    3.No Venue- Say it is your dream to get married in a Palace in Jaipur/Udaipur and that all Palaces are booked till 2011...

    4.Start Talking (Aloud) To Yourself- whenever the question arises. If you are able to enact multiple points of view over the same, people will keep away from you...There is a minor Risk here- U might be institutionalised!!!!!)

  6. Settle in to your innings and don't lose concentration. One silly edge and you might come under the scrutiny of the third umpires sitting back home. What say ?

  7. Hmmm! Interesting responses! Problem is my parents are the coolest ppl on earth. They arent worried or basically they have resigned to a fact that their son will never get married lol!!!

  8. I strongly urge people not to tie the knot (or promise one) before landing at ISB. You would see so many hot options that you might regret being committed :)

  9. Abhishek, my story is along similar lines. Even I am in US, all my friends are getting married, relatives keep popping this question and friends keep asking when I am planning to tie the knot. But as vivek.p suggests, we should hold off until we reach ISB. Maybe we will find a really hot option there. Keeping my 20 crossed.