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‘Ugly’ bride derails wed plans
The Boston Herald ^ | 07/08/2006 | Jessica Heslam

Posted on 07/08/2006 7:38:45 AM PDT by Panerai

A Massachusetts man whose family traveled all the way to India to check out a possible bride for his son is suing the woman’s relatives because she was too ugly and unpolished for his baby boy.

In his lawsuit, Dr. Vijai Pandey of Belchertown claims his wife, son and daughter were “shocked” to discover the Indian woman was “ugly with dark complexion and protruded bad teeth and couldn’t speak English to carry on conversation.”

Pandey then called off the arranged marriage, according to the lawsuit posted on the Web site thesmokinggun.com

“I felt cheated, really, and there was no remorse from the other side, like it was our mistake,” Pandey told the Herald yesterday. “I felt taken advantage of.”

The Pandey family were good friends with a couple from Maryland, Lallan and Kanti Giri, who suggested that Pandey’s 37-year-old son, Pranjul Kumar Pandey, propose to their niece, Savita Giri, according to the lawsuit. Savita Giri lives in India.

The Giris said it would be a “great family favor” because Savita’s father had died and her family was struggling, the lawsuit said.

Pandey pointed out that his youngest son was “extremely handsome” had a “fair complexion” and spoke English. Pandey said in the lawsuit that he was assurred compensation if Savita wasn’t “beautiful and suitable,” the lawsuit claims.

Pandey made numerous calls to the woman’s mother and sent her money for Savita’s passport and other expenses, the suit claims.

In the lawsuit, Pandey claims the Giris sent him a picture of Savita but he “couldn’t tell much about Savita’s complexion and beauty from it.”

Pandey said the Giris “reassured that Savita was beautiful and suitable and they take full responsibility.”

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bostonherald.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: hatewhenthathappens; india; weddingbells

1 posted on 07/08/2006 7:38:46 AM PDT by Panerai
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To: Panerai
In his lawsuit, Dr. Vijai Pandey of Belchertown claims his wife, son and daughter were “shocked” to discover the Indian woman was “ugly with dark complexion"

An Indian woman with a dark complexion! Who ever would've imagined....?

2 posted on 07/08/2006 7:42:01 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Panerai

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.......However, ugly on the other hand is like a sharp stick in the eye of the beholder.


3 posted on 07/08/2006 7:43:03 AM PDT by F.J. Mitchell (But who or what can check or balance the appointed for life, dictatorial US Supreme Court?)
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To: Panerai

Yeah, she may be ugly...but she sure can cook!


4 posted on 07/08/2006 7:43:37 AM PDT by bygolly
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To: Panerai

All posting rules waved.


5 posted on 07/08/2006 7:45:12 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Only stupid people would vote for McCain, Warner, Hagle, Snowe, Graham, or any RINO)
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To: Panerai

If Pranjul is 37 and still single, I can't believe he is much interested in women anyway.


6 posted on 07/08/2006 7:46:17 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (LET ME DIE ON MY FEET, IN MY SWAMP)
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To: Panerai
Beauty is only skin deep but ugliness goes to the bone!
7 posted on 07/08/2006 7:46:36 AM PDT by TRY ONE (NUKE the unborn gay whales!)
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To: Panerai

That's not very nice.


8 posted on 07/08/2006 7:48:54 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: Panerai
Hey, she can always go on that show.."Extreme Makeovers"!! Have you seen the miracles they have performed there...YIKES! I'm thinking of applying myself! ;)!
9 posted on 07/08/2006 7:49:08 AM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
"If Pranjul is 37 and still single, I can't believe he is much interested in women anyway."

Yeah, there must be something wrong with a guy if he's not dumb enough to give up his freedoms and shackle himself to the ball and chain early in life.

10 posted on 07/08/2006 7:51:45 AM PDT by Panerai
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To: bygolly
If ya wanta be happy for the rest of your life,
never make a pretty woman your wife.
11 posted on 07/08/2006 7:51:52 AM PDT by ASA Vet (3.03)
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To: Panerai
Gotta watch those deals where you can't see the bride before the deed.

This insert from the "Al Queda Mail Order Bride" catalog at least lends some honesty to the process.

12 posted on 07/08/2006 7:52:13 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Panerai
In the complaint the plaintiff states, "After Lallan went to work with Bio Port, he started show boating, boasting with "Beamer" (BMW), Mansion and acting as a big shot in a different class." Priceless!

What would Joe Biden say?

13 posted on 07/08/2006 7:53:52 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Caipirabob

That's a fake photo, they're not wearing burkas, and everyone knows they're attracted to goats and camels.


14 posted on 07/08/2006 7:54:41 AM PDT by Panerai
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To: Xenalyte; pax_et_bonum; humblegunner
In his lawsuit, Dr. Vijai Pandey of Belchertown

Love the name of the town!

15 posted on 07/08/2006 7:57:25 AM PDT by Allegra (A Journey of 1,000 Miles Begins with A Bunch of Security Hassles at the Airport)
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To: ASA Vet
"If ya wanta be happy for the rest of your life, never make a pretty woman your wife."

Obviously thinking along the same lines...or rather same song!

16 posted on 07/08/2006 7:59:44 AM PDT by bygolly
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To: Mr. Mojo

.....oh, I thought this was a Star Jones story............carry on.


17 posted on 07/08/2006 8:00:22 AM PDT by stimpy17 (Crazy is as crazy does)
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To: Caipirabob

18 posted on 07/08/2006 8:00:33 AM PDT by ASA Vet (3.03)
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To: Panerai

If you want to be happy for the rest of your life
Never make a pretty woman your wife
So for my personal point of view
Get an ugly girl to marry you

If you want to be happy for the rest of your life
Never make a pretty woman your wife
So for my personal point of view
Get an ugly girl to marry you

A pretty woman makes her husband look small
And very often causes his downfall
As soon as he marries her then she starts
Doing the things that will break his heart
But if you make an ugly woman your wife
Then you will be happy for the rest of your life
An ugly woman cooks meals on time
She'll always give you peace of mind

If you want to be happy for the rest of your life
Never make a pretty woman your wife
So for my personal point of view
Get an ugly girl to marry you

If you want to be happy for the rest of your life
Never make a pretty woman your wife
So for my personal point of view
Get an ugly girl to marry you

So if your friends say you have no taste
Go ahead and marry anyway
Though her face is ugly her eyes don't match
Take it from me she's a better catch

If you want to be happy for the rest of your life
Never make a pretty woman your wife
So for my personal point of view
Get an ugly girl to marry you

If you want to be happy for the rest of your life
Never make a pretty woman your wife
So for my personal point of view
Get an ugly girl to marry you

Say kid yes
I saw your wife the other day, uu huh
And she's ugly
Ha ha but she sure can cook

If you want to be happy for the rest of your life
Never make a pretty woman your wife
So for my personal point of view
Get an ugly girl to marry you


19 posted on 07/08/2006 8:01:29 AM PDT by Hildy
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To: Panerai

no , it's real, those are the attractive ones. the real ugly ones are in back, hiding in the woods.


20 posted on 07/08/2006 8:03:34 AM PDT by pipecorp (what do you get when you cross an illegal imigrant with an islamofascist? a democrat, just ask ted)
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To: Panerai

According to Jowe Biden, the family has placed a downpayment on a 7-11 franchise in Dover, anticipating a win in court.


21 posted on 07/08/2006 8:04:51 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("I'm all in favor of a dignified retirement: Why not try it on Kerry as a pilot program?" M. Steyn)
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To: Allegra

Ironic, but Belcher is from the Old French and means, "handsome-faced."


22 posted on 07/08/2006 8:06:13 AM PDT by Graymatter ("Put only Americans on guard tonight." -- George Washington)
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To: Caipirabob
ROFL!!!
23 posted on 07/08/2006 8:30:34 AM PDT by Zechariah11
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To: Panerai

I don't know their customs, but a 37 year old man having his daddy find a bride for him? Ladies, beware!


24 posted on 07/08/2006 8:32:10 AM PDT by Paperdoll ( on the cutting edge.)
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

Probably was a real control freak too.


25 posted on 07/08/2006 8:36:55 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Caipirabob

She might be ugly, but she sure can hunt!


26 posted on 07/08/2006 8:40:35 AM PDT by DeFault User
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To: Panerai

Buying a pig in a poke (for you younger FReepers, that means sight unseen) is never a good idea. No exchange of photos, or phone conversations? Arranged marriages are a cultural norm for some folks, and that's their business. But no family member having seen or spoken to the proposed spouse is just plain dumb.


27 posted on 07/08/2006 8:49:39 AM PDT by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?" (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help m)
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To: Panerai

What!!!???? Nearly thirty posts and no Helen Thomas pic? C'mon guys!!!


28 posted on 07/08/2006 8:51:04 AM PDT by Scarchin (www.classdismissedblog.com.)
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To: Scarchin
Well, I don't have any HT pics, so will this do?


29 posted on 07/08/2006 8:53:56 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The media and the democrats are the biggest supporters of the terrorists.)
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To: Arrowhead1952
GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!

Well...there goes my day...

;)

30 posted on 07/08/2006 8:55:32 AM PDT by Scarchin (www.classdismissedblog.com.)
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To: Mr. Mojo
An Indian woman with a dark complexion! Who ever would've imagined....?

Complexion says a lot about India's rigid caste system. Indians come in many different skin tones, from nearly white (look at some of the Bollywood actors and actresses) to very dark. And the complexion of a mate is very important in arranged marriages.

31 posted on 07/08/2006 8:55:36 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: Caipirabob

I'll bet those dawgs even bark with a southern accent...


32 posted on 07/08/2006 9:01:11 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Meep Meep)
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To: Scarchin
That picture almost makes HT look halfway decent.

KKKK

33 posted on 07/08/2006 9:07:06 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The media and the democrats are the biggest supporters of the terrorists.)
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