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Watch: A stand-up comedian has figured out the science behind marriage proposals in India

‘In India, you don’t propose to the girl first, you propose the idea of love marriage to your parents.’

Even after decades of practising it, India is still adjusting to the “western” idea of marrying for love – what is infamously referred to as a love marriage.

Deep sociological studies have shown (not!) that one part of the process has become increasingly important – the proposal.

East India Comedy’s Angad Singh Ranyal has a lot to say about this. In a society where romantic relationships still have to be hidden – or, as he puts it, where men are still saving their girlfriend’s phone number as “Vodafone Customer Care” – things play out uniquely.

“In India, you don’t propose to the girl first. You propose the idea of love marriage to your parents,” he says in his stand-up comedy routine (above).

Ranyal shares his own comical experience with his wife – then fiancee, offering the wisdom gleaned from the series of unfortunate events related to the proposal.

His methods may not be flawless, but his comedy is certainly spot-on, if his roaring audience is any pointer.

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