Hari, a 30-year-old taxi driver, lives in a small village in the Himalayan foothills of India. His father is a poor farmer. For generations, people like him have scraped a living by farming small parcels of terraced land. But not anymore. India is developing at a breakneck pace, and Hari makes a good living driving his cab. He speaks some English, is outspoken, opinionated and funny, and is always ready with a wisecrack or home-grown insight. Now Hari is getting married. To a girl named Suman who he has never met. Two years ago, his father arranged the match. Initially reluctant, he finally agreed to the marriage to keep his father happy. Tradition dictates that Hari will see his bride only after the wedding. But Hari has found another way to get to know her: on the mobile phone. For months, Hari and Suman speak to each other every day and eventually fallen in love. Meanwhile, frantic preparations are afoot as his family makes sure that the wedding goes off without a hitch. An intimate and humorous look at the changes that are taking place in rural India, as modernity and globalization meet age-old traditions and customs.
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