Indhuja Pillai, an engineer, was apparently not ready to get married and as is the unfortunate case with many sub-continental families, her parents thought the exact opposite. Indhuja’s parents updated an online profile of their daughter on a matrimonial site, which described her in the following words:-
Tamilian,single child, 5 feet 4 inches, eggitarian,earning. When Indhuja saw it, let’s just say the 23 year old lass wasn’t quite ecstatic about it.
“It was so not me. I’m startup material, and hate multinationals. I work as a catalyst for a startup called Tripigator. I was annoyed the way the site made me look like some woman desperate to get married,” Indhuja said.
So Indhuja decided to respond in kind by making a website, http://marry.indhuja.com/. The website featured a sort of ‘marriage CV’ and this is what she wrote regarding her idle suitor:-
Looking for: A man, preferably bearded, who is passionate about seeing the world. Someone who earns for himself and does NOT hate his job. Must be flexible with his parents, also means, it’s better if he is NOT a family guy. Extra points to the one who hates kids. Points for a great voice and an impressive personality. Should be able to hold a conversation for atleast 30 minutes.
Indhuja’s had made a satirical dig at society and was just poking harmless fun. Little did she know the site would get viral and received more than 2 lakh visitors in two days and obtained 11,000 likes. This is how Indhuja reacted to her website going viral.
“Not many people would visit my blog. So, I didn’t expect many readers for this site. Rather, I expected a lot of criticism. But, the response was overwhelming. The number of people who connected with it was huge. Not many women have supported me all these years. But suddenly I found them encouraging me to fight,” she said.
After an initial shock, Indhuja’s parents were fine with the website and took it in stride. “My parents were aghast when they heard about the site. But when they realized the language was sober and what I’ve written is true, they were fine with it. Now, my mother goes gaga about it.”, she claimed.
The website going viral finally persuaded her parents to not get her married, for the time being.