Traditionally, marriages in India have been arranged by parents or relatives. In this story, the narrator arranges a marriage for Ranga with an astrologer’s help as was prevalent then. However, the Indian society has come a long way forward since then. The consent of the children has become important and the legal age of marriage has also been increased. Through movements like women empowerment, girls are no longer seen as a means of dowry but as partners to the boy as they are now qualified and educated enough. Even girls can choose their partners based on their qualities and choices. Thus although the elders have the final say the children are not forced to marry without their consent anymore.