How common are mistresses in India?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: :: Politically incorrect answer ahead. Proceed with caution :: Though I don’t claim to be an expert in this, I must opine that the mistress-culture is an open-secret in India, and has been so since ages. India is a land where marriages form the very fulcrum of society. Individuals are…

What is the creepiest thing that society accepts as a cultural norm?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: As we all know, India is a land where arranged marriages are still commonplace. And India is also a land where friendships between people of opposite sexes are still heavily scrutinised (by the ‘kindly’ aunties in the family) and subtly discouraged. Choosing your own life partner has become tolerable to…

Why are Indian women not considered attractive in the US media?

I see Hispanic/Asian/White/Black women portrayed as attractive in the US media. However, I rarely see Indian women fetishized in the media. And I never see Indian women with non Indian guys. Why is that? And I never see non Indians go to India to find a wife, unlike in Japan or Colombia. Why not? Answer…

How did astrology screwed your/your friends love life?

In India, mostly Hindus will go for a jatakam/kundli match prior to marriage. Has this ever spoiled your or your friends love life? Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: Thank you for the A2A. Yes, most Hindus in Kerala also believe in matching horoscopes prior to marriage. But this is mostly in the case of arranged…

What books should people read before and after marriage?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: Thank you for the A2A. To everyone who’s looking to get married/looking for a boyfriend or girlfriend, there’s just one book I recommend all the time… This won’t be of much help to the boys, but can be a real life-saver for all the girls out there. Women, keep this…

Is engagement or ring ceremony part of old Indian customs?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: Such a custom was unheard of in Kerala until it began to be seen as yet another fancy function to get dressed up and click pictures. I am a Malayali Hindu. My parents’ generation didn’t have this custom, and neither did the folks before them. During my great-grandmother’s times, the…

How should I impress a Punjabi boy?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: Thank you for the A2A. I’m still laughing here reading your question. I don’t know if it is because of the thought of a Telugu girl wishing to marry a Punjabi boy, or if it is out of wondering why a Malayali girl like me was A2A-ed on this question…