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In matchmaking and marriage, parents in India look to the Web

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S.V. Rao and Sakuntala Mullapudi accept their daughter Nandita's choice of a future husband, even though they have not participated in it. (Photo Courtesy of S.V. Rao and Sakuntala Mullapudi)

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Matrimonial sites are popular among parents in India hoping to find spouses for their children in the U.S. But the sites also highlight differences in expectations between parents and the children who take a different route to marriage.