#RishtaRoulette: Stuck in the 1950’s

#RishtaRoulette: Stuck in the 1950’s

Him: So what are you planning to do?

Me: I just finished applying to medical school.

Him: Oh. *pause* So you want to be a doctor?

Me: Yeah, that’s the plan.

Him: *even longer pause* Oh.

Me: Is everything okay?

Him: Yeah, it’s just I don’t want to marry someone who will make more money than me.



#RishtaRoulette: Age is but a Number

#RishtaRoulette: Age is but a Number

~So this was actually the dude’s mom, who stopped me as I was coming down the stairs at a banquet. Keep in mind I have no cahoots as to who this lady was. My friend and I were descending the stairs after sneaking up to get some pizza. This is the only time pizza has failed me.~

Her: You look so pretty dear.

Me: Thank you Auntie. *proceeds to keep going down the stairs*

Her: Wait, I want your mom’s number. I want you to marry my son.

Me: *extremely weirded out* My mom is actually in India right now (this was true).

Her: It’s okay, I can call her when she gets back. When is she coming back?

Me: No Auntie. Thank you very much, but I’m too young now. (I was 18).

Her: Nonsense. 18 is a perfect age to get married. My son isn’t that old either. He’s only 28.



#RishtaRoulette: Bollywood’s Biggest Fan

#RishtaRoulette: Bollywood’s Biggest Fan

Him: Have you ever met a Bollywood celebrity?

Me: Yeah, I met ShahRukh Khan once.

Him: I’ve met him too. And Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif, Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Parineeti Chopra, Priyanka Chopra, and Siddharth Malhotra.

Me: Oh, cool.

Him: It’s one of the perks of the ‘hashtag diplomat life’ you know? (Yes, I can’t believe he actually used the word ‘hashtag’ in conversation either). If we get married, you’ll get to meet all of them too.



Marriage…with you..?? Never!!

Him: Oh, and Aditya Roy Kapoor. Forgot about him.


Dear Mimi,

The struggles of a brown girl to get married is not one to overlook. Oh the guys you’ll come across. It’s quite a disgrace to the rest of the brown population.

Hence, I’m introducing a new segment that perfectly captures this experience. Introducing #RishtaRoulette.

So world, if you have any weird, awkward, funny, or embarrassing rishta stories, let me know below! I would love to feature them in this section, mainly because I’m really hoping I’m not the only one with the misfortune of meeting people like this:


Also, while we’re speaking of the horrors of the rishta process, check out The Single Muslimah. She captures the essence of it in hilarious memes. It’s definitely worth a look-see.

Enjoy your childhood Mimi.