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At a wedding ceremony near Kanpur, India, the groom faced a challenge: His bride asked him to add 15 and six. “Even a first-grader” could have answered the question, the bride’s father, Mohar Singh, later said. But “the groom’s family kept us in the dark about his poor education.” The bride saved herself with the question; the groom answered 17, and she walked out. (AC/AP) ...Isn’t the advantage of arranged marriage supposed to be a clear-headed view of the other party’s characteristics?
Original Publication Date: 15 March 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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