Writing on the wall !

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Sayeed David (R) proposes to his girlfriend Shella Thomas (L) via a giant video screen (top) at the launch of a new interactive media service where people will be able to text messages directly onto the giant screen in Melbourne’s Federartion Square, 15 May 2007. Thankfully she accepted the proposal, the first of hopefully many more proposals in the Square that attracts more than eight million visitors a year.

That was interesting. To say the least. I cant imagine myself saying that on a wide screen. But then i am not Mr. Sayeed David. Nor do we have such facilities available here. Not yet. Ok, i guess i will stick to blaming technology not being available here !

We seem to be arching our backs to do something different. Something offbeat. I have in the past read about under-water marriages. Marriages of convenience. Diplomatic proposals. Indecent proposals. Marriages in mid air. Divorces over phone calls and media interviews Proposals from the earth’s poles etc ! But a proposal through a giant screen in a public square…well, first time.

In our worlds where arranged marriages still rule, such propositions can be ‘offbeat’ to put it mildly. But whats more important, is Ms.Shella Thomas agreed. And hopefully live happily ever after ! And by the way, these folks are the first. And it is expected many more will follow suit !

What can we say. Congratulations Mr. Sayeed, you scripted your own writing. And now your writing is on the wall. Well, err..on the billboard!!

7 thoughts on “Writing on the wall !

  1. priya says:

    Thank God she said “yes”. What if, it was “NO”. Damn can’t think about it.
    Kavi donno worry, we all can make it beautiful again when people celebrate 60 yrs of birthday. Thaz a right time to propose again isn’t it. Okie I am kidding and no hard feelings.

    If I am in such situation, my.. will shy away and hide quietly and enjoy it.

  2. shark says:

    I agree with priya here… what if she had said “No”!! imagine the embarassement …. bechaara…

    Anyway all’s well that ends well 🙂

  3. Jeevan says:

    It’s a beautiful proposal! Hope many more proposals to follow this type, our people are ready to catch any thing differently happens.

  4. at this rate, they might soon display their divorce notices also on the big screen…

    somehow proposing to someone should be a private matter.. or should it ?


    it was different though!

  5. again that race to be somehow ahead and better. i find all these very ‘non-intimate’…no romance at all.

  6. Kavi says:

    Priya. Shark: Oh yes ! Imagine what would have happened if she spurned him. Several friends thought it was a pressure tactic ! Now thats thinking ! Whatsay ?

    Jeevan: You bet man ! We are all waiting for the one thing that we can do different !

    Sundar : Now you are giving them ideas ! But then, probably thats part of the business plan !

    Sunshine : Yes. Yes. Yes. Unromantic ! On a widescreen for 8000 people ! Huh !

  7. Shiva says:

    Looks like marriage is no longer an insitution. A welcome step though. Hope many more folows

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