The phrase “marriages are made in heaven” is cropping up all too often these days to describe unexpected partnerships. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
used the phrase to describe the Israel-India partnership during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to that country. It’s a different story altogether but Netanyahu earlier said the same thing about Israel’s friendship with China. Closer home Rajiv Lall, the managing director and vice-chairman of Infrastructure Development Finance Company, used the phrase to describe the Mumbai-headquartered financial services firm’s proposed merger with the Chennai-based Shriram Group.