January 2013 is the 200th anniversary of one of English literature’s greatest social satires: ‘Pride and Prejudice’ by Jane Austen. To mark the occasion, Desi Writers Lounge is running a blog contest. What’s the funniest true story you’ve got about people getting married? It could be your own story or someone else’s. Botched proposals, unreal rishtas, failed elopements, family feuds, last minute changes of heart – we want to hear it all. Wit and style will be rewarded.
Send your entries of 500 words or less to email@example.com. The best entries will get published on the DWL blog (that’s what you’re reading right now) and the winning entry will also receive a copy of the funniest new book in town about arranged marriage: How It Happened by Shazaf Fatima Haider (Penguin India). Deadline: 29th January.
Time to get funny, peeps.