There is a new matrimonial site that has been started - http://www.idontwantdowry.com/ .
I came to know about this from The Hindu daily.
This site is specifically meant for people ,who care only for having a good life with a good wife and damn care about dowry that she would get with her.
This is an excellent initiative to eradicate the dowry system from India.And good thing is that there are so many people who have already registered in this site:)
But then....is that all???
I remember my long back discussion with some of my friends who were looking out for matches for themselves. And they belonged to families where huge dowries (called katnam in south india) are taken and given as a ritual.
One of them was looking out for a match for his sister as well.
So when I asked him what he thinks about dowry system , he said that he is basically against dowry system and plans not to take dowry. Good:)
And then at a later point i asked him what's happeneing at his sister's marriage front.
He said they have a match of a boy who is good...but they want to do a proper background check first as they are a bit supicious that there could be some problem.
I asked him why they think that way...
He said the boy's family is not taking any dowry..so we have a doubt that they would be having something lacking or deficiant and hence might be sacrificing the dowry:)
Haha..What must i say about this thought process. If someone takes dowry then he is bad...and if he doesn't then something is wrong with him:)
So just starting a matromonial site is not enough, what matters is how much respect would society give the registrants of the site.
They deserve our respect and not an eye of suspicion!