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Indian Weddings Bigger & Fatter

DNMUM429395 | 1/6/2019 | Author : Pooja Salvi | WC :1321

Intricately designed stages in large, palatial gardens, rituals by a breezy seashore, hosting hundreds, even thousands, of guests in international locations is the Big Fat Indian Wedding. Pooja Salvi digs a little deeper into the planning of such weddings, and if it holds any aspirational value for the middle class

Pammi Auntie* loves attending weddings. In the run-up to the wedding season, as invites begin to flood in, she meticulously plans her schedule. November for *Shah’s daughter, December for *Suleiman’s son, *Ahuja’s sister’s son, *Mehta’s daughters, *Saxenas and *Khannas tying the extended knot. And this isn’t even her entire calendar. Like a social butterfly, she flutters breezily through the mehendi, sangeet, haldi and pheras revelling in the grandeur of the Big Fat Indian Wedding. Banter, chatter and gossip at these functions fuel Pammi Auntie’s fascination.
At one such wedding, as Pammi Auntie sits surrounded by her kitty group immersed in chatter, the conversation quickly moves to extravaganza in wedding
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