Pooja Poddar Marwah

The big fat Indian wedding!

India is a land abundant with colour, drapes and melody. Each of our states have their own unique way of using them. To add to that, the picturesque landscapes! The ones at the beach want a mountain wedding.. and for the ones above the sea level, they crave the musky salty smell of the ocean.

We want it all.. and we want it planned, plotted and delivered to us seamlessly. Ofcourse, the golden era of Event planning! But, It is just a bend in the road and while we are exercising our limbs to the new twists and turns, we are making the most of it. That is the beauty of being alive!

With my brother due to get married this weekend, I smiled at the irony of the wedding card wherein it said Zoom machake ke!

Zoom toh thik hai, bhai!!! Hume toh jhoomna tha!!!

The glitter and the shine of the bling in our clothes almost teases, the lockers beckon to come visit and wear some heritage pieces.. And that rhymes!

Ofcourse, the best part of our Indian weddings has always been the extended family. The Aunty with the bindi as round as her nose, the uncle who would claim he owned islands in the north, the elders who would wail about their great great grandkids that they would never see as the ‘youngsters were not marrying in time!’ The stiff backed middle aged couples who were actually in their forties but behaved as though they were ninety, focussing on the should’s and the could’s, instead of the Chardonnay’s and the  Tanquerrey’s!

There is something impersonally personal about the big fat Indian wedding but while its pausing to take a break, it is the virtual husband and wife that I am intrigued to see.. I’ve heard of long distance relationships; I’ve heard of army wives tales.. This new avatar of the 2020 Couple is going to be one to reckon with..

It is exciting to sit back, all dressed in wedding finery and enjoy the Great Indian Wedding, albeit online!

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