On Oct 18, 2016, at 9:02 PM, Roland <roland.fran...@gmail.com> wrote:
"What I cannot understand is this: How can a retired DTC conductor have
afforded a Honda City car as dowry, much less cancel the booking to buy a
My early childhood in Poona provided me many valuable lessons esp wrt the
horrible Indian Caste System and this nonsensical demand of Dowry by the
My early visual (commentary from my parents...overheard) was that of the
Marwari money lender coming to the 'assistance' of the desperate parents of the
bride for a "nominal" interest of 25% p.a. The hapless 'parents of the bride'
remained indebted to the Money Lender for the rest of their lives ! .....unless
someone got a cash generating govt. job or 'went to the Gulf'.
It is good that our family has not been touched with the scourge of either
evil. May it stay thus in the future too.