Most IFS people we know are ultra cool but for some, the IAS/IFS is a ticket to big bucks in the marriage market. I have nothing against arranged marriages (I had one myself!) but the problem of dowry is what is giving it a bad name.
Amit Mishra is one such guy. His family is reported to have demanded one crore (that’s
1 and 7 zeros or 10 million) in cash from his fiancee Rachna’s family (news report on CNN IBN). Can you imagine in a guy smart enough to get through the IAS/IFS dumb enough to ditch a girl he got engaged for money? Maybe they should ask this during the final interview.