My entire family, pre-marriage. My parents, sisters, brother-in-law and I are sitting in the Verandah enjoying our morning cup of tea.
All of us who went from Hyderabad to Calcutta for the wedding (the others met us at Calcutta itself). From the left, my parents, my aunt, my cousin, yours truly, my sisters, my brothers-in-law, and in the front in the brown jacket, my nephew.
On the train to Calcutta, a lovely candid photograph of my parents.
One of all of us together in Calcutta. Us, as in the groom's side of the family, who had come for the wedding.
Thats me, posing away in my wedding suit.
And as we were doing all that at the janvasa, Shailley was getting ready for the wedding. All the effort was worth it.
Shailley's family on the day of the wedding, just after she got ready.
One of Shailley with all her friends.
A beautiful view of the place where we got married - the South Eastern Railway Officers Club, Calcutta. In the background is the new Howrah Bridge.
A family portrait on the day of the wedding.
Shailley and me with her grandfather. She is his eldest grandchild, and he was one of the happiest and proudest people at the wedding.
Another of the family shots, on the day of the wedding. This is interesting because Shailley and I are sitting on my father's lap!!
The 2 of us, taking the rounds of the fire, on our wedding.
During the marriage. I'm holding my wife's feet. I was actually supposed to move her foot over grain, signifying the prosperity that I shall attempt to give her.
The great moment - I am applying sindoor to Shailley. This ceremony is the equivalent of the ring ceremony, and equally significant. The sindoor, a red powder, is applied to the parting of the hair, and signifies matrimony.
Just before we left Calcutta, a nicely posed photograph, of Shailley and me with both our parents. Shailley's parents are the ones in the center.
On our way back, life was a lot of fun and laughter, as can be seen in the faces of my aunts - my fathers 2 elder sisters, and my mother's elder sister on the right.
My sister came to pick us up at Secunderabad (Hyderabad) Railway Station. The car is our 1982 Honda Civic, a part of the family :-)
My wife Shailley entering the house. On either side of her, you can see my sisters. Its a formal ceremony, where my sisters welcome my wife into our home.
At a ceremony taking place in Hyderabd, just after Shailley enters my home. She's trying to undo a knot on my wrist, just after I opened a knot on her wrist. These knots were tied before we got married by the priests. Whoever opens the knot more easily will have the upper hand in the marriage, so the saying goes.
Shailley and I still argue about who won :-)
On the day of the reception in Hyderabad. This is me with my father. He's wearing a traditional Indian dress, the Sherwani.
With my parents on the day of the reception.
There was live music at the reception in Hyderabad. Folk singers from Rajasthan. And they were really good. Feet were tapping, and before long, people were dancing. This is a photograph of my sisters.
This is our house on the day of the reception in Hyderabad. My father had it decorated and it was beautiful. Its a long photograph, and goes off the side of the screen. Scroll sideways.
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|Shashvat & Shailley Sinha|