5 Things Every Girl Is Told So She Becomes ‘Shaadi Material’

People and their obsession with getting girls married

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Once you’ve become ‘<i>shaadi </i>material’, you’re a prized catch in the&nbsp; marriage market.

If you’re a girl of marriageable age in India, you’ve probably had family and friends come up to you with tons of unsolicited advice. After all, once you hit the early twenties, you need to rank high on the ‘shaadimeter’, right? But fear not, once you’ve become ‘shaadi material’ and a prized catch in the marriage market, you’ll get a dulha, who’ll come on his white ghodi, and whisk you away into sunset. Or so they say.

Forget internet hacks that teach you how to increase your chances of getting matches on dating apps, these in-house matchmakers are one step ahead. They are out there to get you hitched and won’t relent till you ‘settle down’.

Here are 5 of the most common things every Indian girl is told so she becomes ‘shaadi material’.

Khaana achche se banana seekhlo. Silai, bunai bhi thoda seekh hi lo

Cooking, stitching and knitting are skillsets that add the maximum weight to your shaadiwala CV.

Jyaada oonchi aawaaz mein baat mat karo. Log kya kahenge?

Being soft-spoken is directly proportional to your sanskaar quotient. Also, speaking loudly is just so unladylike. So ssshhhh!

Make up-vake up mein bhi interest le liya karo

Want to impress the ladkewale in the very first meeting? Then head to the neighbouring Solaah Shringaar beauty parlour right away.

You must know <i>sajna-savarna</i> if you want to become ‘<i>shaadi</i> material’
You must know sajna-savarna if you want to become ‘shaadi material’
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Ab jyada opinionated bhi mat bano

Because there’s no ‘I’ in ‘dulhan’. Opinions are for disgruntled college students, so how dare you have one? And even if you do, please keep them to yourself.

Saree pehenna aata hai? Yeh pant shirt sab bohat ho gaya

Another sure shot way of becoming the most desirable ‘shaadi material’ around is to ‘start dressing like a girl’. How can you wear pants? Hawwwww. So switch to wearing a saree or a salwar kameez if you want to increase your chances of becoming someone’s Mrs.

Are you even a <i>Bharatiya nari </i>if you don’t saree?
Are you even a Bharatiya nari if you don’t saree?

According to your well-wishers, once you do these 5 things successfully, you will definitely become basic ‘shaadi material’ at least. So congratulations on that! And if you need any more advice on this, don’t worry. You’ll keep getting them from time to time till you get married. There’s no ‘Unsubscribe’ button here, you see.

Susheel, the protagonist of Star Plus’ upcoming show Ikyawann, is the 51st child of the Parekh family and is considered #NotShaadiMaterial by everyone. She has been raised by four men – her dad, chacha, mama and dadaji – and is unlike other girls as she falls short of skills that you typically associate with women. This often leaves people asking - Isse shaadi kaun karega? You too can become a part of Susheel’s incredible and interesting journey by tuning into Star Plus every Monday to Friday at 8.30 pm.

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