It’s a Weird World
Bride ditches groom and marries guest
FIGHTING broke out at an Indian wedding after the bride ditched the groom and married one of the guests instead.jugal Kishore (25) of Moradabad, suffered an epileptic fit as he was about to garland his would-be wife at the ceremony in Rampur.
His bride, Indira, 23, from Rampur, angry that her family had been kept in the dark about Kishore’s medical condition, promptly changed her mind.she announced that she would happily marry a guest at the wedding, Harpal Singh, her sister’s brother-inlaw, instead, reports the Times of India.singh, caught unawares and dressed in jeans and a leather jacket, hesitated for a moment before agreeing to the proposal and the ceremony went off without a hitch.
Kishore, meanwhile, who had been rushed to a doctor, returned to the venue after regaining consciousness to see that his wife-to-be was now someone else’s. He and his family pleaded with Indira, telling her he would not be able to face friends and neighbours if he returned without her.
And when persuasion failed violence broke out, as wedding guests fought using spoons, plates and dishes as weapons, but still Indira stood firm.kishore and his relatives later lodged a complaint with police but this was withdrawn after consulatations with elders. — Orange
Russian political chocs mock West
RUSSIAN confectioners Confael are launching a new range of chocolates ahead of the popular Women’s Day celebrations, with a distinctly political flavour. The selection boxes are adorned with famous Sovietera propaganda posters, amended by satirical couplets mocking Western sanctions against Russia over its armed intervention in Ukraine. “For Western currency we have no need/a golden rouble — at full speed!”, reads one. Another, showing a World War II female factory worker warning against gossip, says “Don’t mouth off, gentlefolk dear/ That Obama’s bound to hear!” Bumaga news portal notes that the prices have been slashed “to match the crisis”.
One box features a photograph of President Putin in sunglasses, with the verse “To be king, when all are ‘ifs’ and ‘buts’/you need a pair of rock-hard nuts”.
The reaction on social media suggests the gifts left a bitter taste in most mouths. “Shameful toilet humour” and “low politicking” are some of the more polite comments on Confael’s Facebook page. — BBC