This is the true story of my friend.. I came across this story and want to share with you.. “Ravali.. A family is coming to see you now.. Get ready..” She got up from chair listening to Latha’s (her Mom) words.. She has done M.Sc in one of the best universities in the state and working as a lecturer in Private college.. As it was Sunday.. She was in her home.. and enjoying a Movie in the Television.. She got shocked by listening her mom’s words.. What.. Now???? She went to kitchen as her mother was busy in preparing some stuff to Groom’s family… Ravali: What mom.. What’s the time now.. It is 2 O’clock in the noon.. Why didn’t you tell me before? Latha: I too don’t know.. Your father informed me just now.. The Groom’s family has came to see one girl nearby our village.. They heard about you and communicated with your father.. So it was all of a sudden.. Ravali: How can they come like this mom? They should inform us before na.. Latha: Stop talking and get ready.. You may get late otherwise.. She went with helpless look… Finally.. She got ready with beautiful Saree and matching accessories.. Her mom gave her Jasmine flowers to make her face bloom with it.. She pinned it and finally watch her face in the mirror.. She was feeling tensed.. so that.. She was just sitting like an idol and thinking about the guy.. After 30 minutes.. Groom’s family members reached their home.. She went and sat before the Groom.. and few are talking.. She got shocked by seeing the Groom.. He was tall and fat and looks like aged person.. She is thin and fair and the pair doesn’t match.. Finally.. The match was fixed without asking her anything.. and they were talking about the Dowry matters As Groom is working as Software Engineer in Private Company.. The Groom’s family demanded 8 Lakh money, Gold bracelet and chain, and land as Dowry.. Girls family requested to reduce the dowry and they reduced it to 4.5 lakh and remaining were same.. Finally.. The girl’s family accepted the money and told them that.. They will give on marriage date.. Within Few days, the engagement was done with few members.. As it was 1month for the marriage.. The groom’s family started demanding the money to give and asked money in the case of Gold.. They demanded to give the money before the marriage or otherwise they told that.. "The marriage will be cancelled…" Bride’s family got shocked by listening that..And requested to postpone the marriage or take the money on the date of marriage.. They rejected their request and asked them to give in a week.. At last.. Bride’s family started composing money and they got 3 lakh.. They have two days left… and the Groom’s family called and threatened the same thing.. They don’t have any option.. Relatives who promised to give the money were not picking up the calls… As they don’t have the option.. Ravali started asking money her friends which was the worst option to her.. Her friends understood the problem and thought to help by giving some amount.. But they were thinking that.. Why this marriage should happen. They were demanding the money for marriage and threatening them.. what will happen if they demand the same money after the marriage.. But no one was ready to ask her like that.. With Courage.. One guy asked her mother and she started crying that it has happened like that.. and she said.. We can’t stop the marriage because, the engagement was done in the village and what the neighbours will think if the marriage was cancelled.. So the guy didn’t forced anything and kept quiet.. At last, they arranged the money and gave to groom’s family The marriage is going to happen on Day after tomorrow After knowing all these things.. I got shocked.. And felt that,”Are we living in the year 2017 or not?????” I am wishing her life to be happy and no money issues should come in their lives..