Saturday, March 08, 2008

Bhaiyya bane Saiyyan!

What an eventful last 20 days I had! There are so many things to talk about about what I did last February. It was Prateek’s wedding after all and one of the grandest events we have ever had in the family. Prateek is my first cousin who uses the 25 days difference between our birthdays to suit his convenience! He would become the strict elder brother and would make me touch his feet on Rakhi. Or become the extremely loving one who would want me to be the first one to tie the Rakhi knot. He has been a very special brother and all my love and wishes to Amruta and Prateek. 

There is a lot that can be written about Prateek himself or Amruta herself. I could start with our childhood days and tell you about the danga we created as kids. But then that would be an entire lifetime. I could talk about how they met and how they finally convinced their families to get them married. But that would not make a very juicy post because it was all very simple and without the family drama associated with alliances. I could maybe, start with the grand engagement ceremony we had in Pune a few months back and how these two lovebirds reduced their phone bills from 7K to 1.5K (yes, per month!) after the engagement. I could talk about the arrangements made for the wedding. But again, you know everything about how we marry our kids in India! The arrangements are never short of being mega fanfare and indeed, they were. I could talk about Prateek’s innumerable designer dresses or Amruta’s lehnga. I could talk about how Prateek’s haldi ceremony was an early Holi for others. I could talk about the DJ present in almost every event in the three days and how people were ready to dance at the drop of a hat, with or without music. I could talk endlessly about how Prasan mesmerized everyone with his singing and dancing abilities or how disappointed we all were when Sandeep could not make it to all the major events because of his mid sems. I could talk about some amazing dances by my granny, my mom and my dad’s patang udaana steps! I could devote at least 5 complete posts to my sweet maamis (specially Chamu mami) and their non-veg jokes and serious pranks! I could go on about how amazing Rachana looked almost everyday and what an excellent dancer Apeksha is. I could tell you what we did in 5 completely sleepless nights. I could tell you how we recorded the snores of everyone at night and how we would laugh the entire day broadcasting them. 

I could go on and on and still could not cover those 5 days in a post. What I will do instead, is post the most memorable events I could capture. Believe me people, you don’t need too many things to be happy. A camera and a great family is enough. 

** While the above where the most memorable ones, there were a few moments which tortured..the last video is a sample.. :-)


Varsha said...

Hey Anusha,

Prateek's video and all the snaps are cool. By the way I just wished that u would have posted ur song too with all the orchestra.

Wish a happy married life to this wonderful couple!

And wish we see another happy married couple on this post soon :)

Vishal said...

Superb Anusha! Where are the other 4 days of MASTI and FUN.... :)

Indeed, big happiness is found in small moments.... :)

Amit said...

if not 25 days atleast 25 weeks..........pls follow in wd the footsteps of your brother :-)

May god bless the newly wed couple with immense happiness that keeps on multiplying wd every passing moment.......n u keep posting......your countdown to 25 weeks has already begin


anusha said...

@ Varsha

thanks for liking these snaps...and you heard my vdo i think atleast 50 times..why torture the public more... :-)

and what does the last sentence mean anyway? :-|

@ Vishal

hmm..i will send you the complete link of the fotos.. :-)

@ Amit ji

err..that was know very well how badly i fare in such have set tough standards...

Nitu said... are really dipping and zipping megabytes of merriments now a days. Yup, you are right..a small camera, a big shutter click, a tiny slice of happiest moments..together they gift a glimpse to the paradise..even in the future.

Sanchit said...

picturez worth a million billion zillion words.. and its icing on the cake as u capture the memoirs.. hmm.. marriages... ur post made me think about all the ones i attended in ma family... one hell of an affair.. *phew.. m tired just by thinkin of those days*

anusha said...

@ Nitu..

You see..Kal ho na ho...Jo bhi hai bas yehi ek pal hai.. :-)

@ Sanchit

You are an expert in capturing pictures...

marriages can be very tiring...i am still feeling tired!

Thanks for coming.. :-)