Too many parameters...

Year 1999...class ten in some high school...there were 4 friends...
Sheetal Udupa - The sports star of the school. She was a natural athlete and was the best basketball player in the city. The only games she did not like were indoor games like carrom and chess. Nah, they were too boring for her. She was 5' 11'', a cool half foot taller than the second tallest girl in her class.
Nazneen Baig - The class topper. Biology was her favorite subject. To her, parthenium was not just parthenium. It was class 'Magnoliopsida' and kingdom 'Asteraceae'!
Sushmita B - The most 'enthu' girl in the group. There wont be a dull moment if she is around. Her high energy would have made even the punjabis look sober!
Chaitra Narayan - A very normal girl. An average looking girl, moderately intelligent and not particularly talented. You would not have noticed her if she was in some other group.

7 years later...they are now at a "marriageable" age...
Sheetal - Now 6' 5'', she is playing basketball at the state level. She is finding it difficult to find a guy to match her height...
Nazneen - After finishing her MBBS, she is now pursuing her subspeciality in neurology. Her orthodox father is struggling to find a groom for an over-qualified daughter in her community...
Sushmita - She is not getting married in the near future. Its not easy when someone has 2 unmarried elder sisters...
Chaitra - Finished her engineering in some branch in some college. What, where - it did not really matter. She was no longer perceived as ordinary or dull, there was a new adjective - "homely"! She is married to some software engineer, who works in yet another 'cutting-edge-technology' company, settled in Bay Area!

In the world of marriage, there were too many parameters. And somehow, it was not fair...

7 Comments:

  1. Avinash said...
    Lo nan magne!

    Enu blogspot bitti antha helbittu bareethaane ideeyalla... :-)
    Hoon naanu ashte bitti antha helbittu comment hodeethideeni.

    Bye.
    Avi.
    sandhya said...
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    sandhya said...
    Ningu shootings start agide ansatte..adikke ee thara posts ankothini :)
    Anonymous said...
    I liked it!I agree with the story's perspective...infact people who fit in are always mediocre and are rarely admirable in any way...thats their speciality..lacking in all specialities;)
    -krupa
    Anonymous said...
    I liked it!I agree with the story's perspective...infact people who fit in are always mediocre and are rarely admirable in any way...thats their speciality..lacking in all specialities;)
    -krupa
    Anonymous said...
    Very good read!!!
    Under my influence you are really blossoming into a talented writer;)
    Anonymous said...
    I know!!
    Career and marriage had to be poles apart at that age for girls.Difficult choice to make :( Its also the other way.. The dull( not in terms of color!) silent ones turn out to be the ones who post 'ooomm-selfie-with-husband-on-vacation' types!

    -anoohya

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