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Khem Cho? MajaMa? Thank God 2018 is coming to an end. No more big fat Indian weddings or load shedding to look forward to!
Yup, Those very same weddings where ladies drape slippery sarees with more shimmer and shine than the sun while men are attired in more colours than those in the rainbow. If you don’t have the fragile dance floor gyrating frenziedly to the latest Bollywood chartbusters, it ain’t a celebration!
The Big Fat Indian Wedding is about everything except the actual ceremony. It is about flaunting the hitherto unheard of picturesque destination, an A-listers guest list, lip-smacking world cuisine, the bride’s designer lehenga, and the groom’s sherwani.
It is all about creating that Perfect Internet Moment of a spectacular show!
What untold stress really! Don’t agree?
Let me explain.
The big fat Indian wedding, therefore, isn’t just an ostentatious celebration of money. It is also about acing the competition and asserting power.
Pan them all you want, someone is laughing all the way to the bank!
No clue? Err SabyaSachi? Manish Malhotra? Lake Palace?
On a serious note, this writer wonders, in the wake of farmers’ chests being flattened, if only the above mentioned excess fat could be trimmed and some of it used to adopt a few villages? Too much to expect maybe when your 27 floored Antilla overlooks the largest slum of Asia.
Just ditch this list, invest in education, get a terrific degree, learn a skill set that can make you financially independent. Put the money saved to good use by buying yourself a warm nest.
Because marriage is the wonderful solemnizing of love between two equal partners That is the key.
Now back to some normal weddings!
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Anupama Jain is the author of 'When Padma Bani Paula', a breezy novel about second
Nailed it !! Sentence by sentence it just got better. Enjoyed reading every bit.
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