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A Witty Take on Arranged Marriage in India Spurs Conversation

On July 16, 2015, a diverse group of more than 40 Friends of IWHC gathered for a screening of The Great Indian Marriage Bazaar and a conversation with its director, Ruchika Muchhala.

The screening room, courtesy of IWHC’s neighbors Doctors Without Borders, was abuzz with Friends reconnecting and networking over Indian beer, kathi rolls, and other Indian-themed fare. The documentary—co-directed, produced and narrated by Ruchika Muchhala—is a witty and insightful film about arranged marriage in India. It includes interviews with matchmakers and others in the booming industry, following two brides-to-be in Mumbai. Ruchika shares her own experiences navigating various Indian matchmaking services and websites at the urging of her parents.

Read more on The International Women’s Health Coaltion website.