[QODLink]
Witness
An Unsuitable Boy
Can 33-year-old Rajesh find love online? His parents hope so - but he's not so sure.
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2009 11:58 GMT

Watch part two

Director: Rajesh Thind

Rajesh Thind is 6ft tall, 33-years old, and holds a master's degree. He would appear to be a highly eligible bachelor, a "good catch". The problem is, he has avoided being caught.

Remaining unattached might be acceptable behaviour in some societies. But Rajesh's family are from the Punjab, in India. The idea of not marrying is not an option.

Rajesh's parents met each other via a personal advert in the local newspaper. It was the kind of arrangement that families like his could expect in that day and age.

They long for Rajesh to find someone to marry, to have children with and, by the way, be in love with. But Rajesh is trying to find his own way in life as well as love.

As with so many of his generation, it is just not so easy to meet people any more. There's still a bit of a stigma about advertising that you're looking for love, even though so many people have always done it this way.

This highly intimate film follows Raj as he confronts his demons about finding the woman of his dreams, and wonders what she might think of him trying to look for her online.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Featured on Al Jazeera
Your chance to be an investigative journalist in Al Jazeera’s new interactive game.
An innovative rehabilitation programme offers Danish fighters in Syria an escape route and help without prosecution.
Street tension between radical Muslims and Holland's hard right rises, as Islamic State anxiety grows.
Take an immersive look at the challenges facing the war-torn country as US troops begin their withdrawal.
Featured
Private citizens take initiative to help 'irregular' migrants, accusing governments of excessive focus on security.
Indonesia's cassava plantations are being killed by mealybugs, and thousands of wasps will be released to stop them.
Violence in Ain al-Arab has prompted many Kurdish Syrians to flee to Turkey, but others are returning to battle ISIL.
Unelected representatives quietly iron out logistics of massive TPP and TTIP deals among US, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.
Led by students concerned for their future with 'nothing to lose', it remains to be seen who will blink first.