Skip to comments.Dubai-Based Indian Groom's Wedding Called Off Over 'Wrong' Biryani
Posted on 03/14/2014 2:24:31 PM PDT by nickcarraway
=A wedding was called off in the Indian city of Bangalore over serving the wrong biryani (a meat and rice dish). The groom of the wedding that did not happen, works in Dubai.
The groom's family wanted to be served mutton/lamb biryani during the wedding. However, they were served chicken biryani and the switch infuriated them, which led to a massive falling out between the two groups and finally the wedding was called off by the fiesty bride, according to a report in The Times of India.
The marriage could not take place in the mosque in Bangalore even though the elders in the family tried to cool matters through mediation. However, the 20-year-old bride was adamant and said no to the groom whom she had not even met. The girl thought marrying into such a family could be a recipe for disaster.
Later, the bride's family members claimed that they did not dare get their daughter married into a family that could not arrive at a compromise over such inconsequential matters.
No police reports were filed by either parties and local police officials also did not intervene as they felt that it would cut off all future prospects of a negotiation.
On a lighter note, the incident (which went viral on the internet) has led many netizens to wonder what happened to the 30kg worth of chicken biryani that was prepared for the wedding guests.
Time of India
BANGALORE: It was that typical, old-fashioned arranged marriage. The bride had no clue about the groom until the wedding day. And last Sunday was D-day for this 20-year-old Bangalore bride. But that was until the bickering over biryani revealed the true colours of the groom and his folks. The bride too showed she was no doormat and called off the wedding.
The incident showed how women's empowerment manifests itself in the strangest of circumstances. This is how it played out at Shaadi Mahal on Tannery Road on Sunday.
The wedding reception was under way, relatives were trickling in and inspecting the buffet. Suddenly a quarrel erupted over the biryani that was served. The groom's family took exception to the chicken biryani that was on the menu. They wanted mutton biryani and entered into an argument with the bride's family. As emotions ran high in Shaadi Mahal, a young voice spoke out loud and clear. It was the feisty bride, conveying her decision not to marry the man.
"The wedding date was fixed about 20 days ago, I had not even seen him earlier. They hurried with the wedding as 'he' had to fly back to the Middle East at the earliest," the girl told TOI.
It was not just the fight over biryani, she says. The alliance itself seemed a recipe for disaster, she says in hindsight. "My family also had doubts about his moral character and that set me thinking. Finally, the biryani episode settled it and I knew I would not have been happy in the relationship ."
She recalled walking straight to the KG Halli police station to save herself from what she believed would have been an unhappy marriage. "My parents accompanied me and the police had promised this would not become public," she said, disappointed over a section of the media having taken her name.
"I have been let down by the police and fear social stigma," she said. But that hasn't stopped the brave girl from moving on with life. "Right now, I have decided to go ahead with my studies and not think of marriage," she said.
And thankfully, she has the support of her parents in this.
I told them they should have served risotto.
The bride was wise. First it’s the biryani, then the next thing you know, he’s beating the crap out of you. She’s lucky she got out before it was too late.
The Religion of Peace.
I once saw a fist-fight at a wedding reception. Some uncouth members of the bride’s family opened and drank the champagne meant to be used for the toast later in the evening. Other members of the wedding party too umbrage and thinks went downhill from there.
I hear the row over decaffinated vs. caffinated coffee was epic!
If the family is gonna throw a tantrum over something this silly... It is best not marrying into that family....
An inebriated guest won’t be a problem at most Muslim weddings but serve the wrong biryani oh boy shtf. No bloody sheets for the in-laws to see that night.
Groom got lucky. Bride too, probably.
Next time go with BBQ!
That’s no way to curry favor.
You know what they say, “Happy rice, happy wife.” Or something.
However, the 20-year-old bride was adamant and said no to the groom whom she had not even met. The girl thought marrying into such a family could be a recipe for disaster.
How long before she suffers an “honor” killing?
“In Soviet Russia, married couple throws rice at YOU”