This "Call Me Maybe" Parody Is Addressing Double-Standards in Indian Marriage Ads

Be our pondati.

That's the name of a parody that's received more than 800,000 views on YouTube. "Pondati" is the Tamil word for wife.

The parody sounds a lot like Carly Rae Jepsen's hit "Call Me Maybe" but the lyrics are actually inspired by matrimonial ads found in Indian newspapers. Students from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in Chennai created the parody to show how difficult it can be for women to please future in-laws who expect a wife to be tall, thin, fair, "homely," and have great cooking skills.

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