Magical photographs!!

Recently a friend of mine shared her experience at a photo studio. Her parents took her to the studio and got few of her photographs clicked to circulate within their family circle to find a suitable groom for her. She was asked to dress-up in a traditional attire, wear make-up, smile, carry dupatta in a particular manner,  pose in different angles, etc. They also told her that her facial features would be enhanced by photoshop. Well, I do not agree with the idea of getting such photographs clicked in a studio where you and your photograph are unnecessarily "decorated"!! Some people in my facebook friend-list have posted such "enhanced" pics of theirs in past and frankly speaking I could see wide disparity between their normal pics and studio pics. Some looked quite mature(due to heavy make-up and attires) in studio pics as compared to their normal pics. Some looked too fair from their actual complexion, some had their pimples gone, some had their scars gone, some had an unusual glow on their face, some looked thin, etc. Basically, those pics made them look like someone they were not!!

The point is, should we lose our identity for the people who are currently unknown to us?? Should we portray ourselves as a different person just to please someone?? Why shouldn't we let people like and love us the way we our, in our day to day lives. Why do we need that extra "digital decoration" for ourselves?? Sometimes I feel that marriage is a very hypersensitive topic in our Indian society. Once you are in the 23-24 age-group, parents become too restless and hyperactive to find a suitable life partner for you!! All of a sudden they become your hair-stylists, your costume-designers and your make-up artists so that you look noticeable among a group of people. I completely fail to understand all this pre-marriage-hysteria but what I understand is "magical photographs" certainly shouldn't be a part of it!! What do you think??   

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  1. i agree to what you said sis.. bt then wt cn we do we cnt change this society completely.. some day or may b soon you might hv to do the same.. so all the best.. :))

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    1. Well.. I hope my mom and dad would respect my views and not force me to do something I don't believe in...

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  2. Well we are a part of a culture which endorses marriages based on calculations rather than love and compatibility. And to make calculations fall into place, one just has to amp up one's marketability. Such is the state of affairs in our country. Yup...marriage is a market and brides and grooms-mere commodities...

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    1. I agree.. In our society, marriages are indeed based on calculations..

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