I am not a racist and I don't prefer a certain skin color over another. 

How ever this photo shocked me so much that my wife had to pour buckets of warm water on my face to bring me out of the shock.

I am now on the lookout for a bride for a good friend of mine.

When ever he shows a picture of a girl in a matrimonial site, I would immediately ask him to check the girl's picture on social media sites.

If she is not on facebook, I ask him to directly go and meet her to check if she looks the same.

My friend did not understand the seriousness of my lines. So I am writing this post so that he gets it.

Imagine seeing a prospective bride's picture on a matrimony site. Put yourself in the prospective groom's shoes. 

You see her picture and you immediately fall in love with her. Then you go and meet her and still you are floored because she is hidden under a 1 inch thick coat of paint.

Then you get married and after the Suhaagraat (first night) is over, she takes a bath and you end up seeing some other person standing in front of you. Would not you get a heart attack?

To avoid all these problems, ask the girl to send a Drving License photo. If she says that she does not have a driving license, ask her to send her Aadhar card or voters ID photo. 

If she still says that she does not have any of these, ask her if she can wash her face in front of you. If she agrees to this, go and meet her with a vessel-washing-scrubber. 

Some times you have to use a steel scrubber. Nerolac paint does not come off easily.

I have nothing against people who do not have a glowing skin. I also do not have any problem against people who groom themselves well to appear good. 

But I do have a problem against people who hide behind a mask (be it a character mask or a heavy-make-up mask)

At times like this, I feel that love marriage is a hundred times better than arranged marriage. Now if you have any questions on how I met my wife, you can read this [ link ]

I remember a class mate of mine who used to apply layers and layers of paint on her face ( she calls that as make up). When we celebrate Holi in college, she used to come and hide behind me and say "Chriz, I am scared of colours. Please save me from those who are chasing me to apply colours on my face". That was the last time I played Holi.

Note: Men apply lot of make up too. So if you are a bride looking out for a possible groom, follow all the points mentioned in this post.

- Chronicwriter.