Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Desi Wedding

With all due respect to Ms Rai's nuptials, is seems unfair that it defines what happens commonly in Indian weddings. Yahoo News will now have the world believe that :

In India, it is common for the couple and their families to perform choreographed dance routines during pre-wedding ceremonies.

While that could be the gold standard for Bollywoodized caricature of an Indian wedding, but it sure would be a cold day in hell before a statuesque Tamil mother-in-law gyrated to entertain the guests at her son's wedding with Chi Sow Sowmya. Matrons elsewhere in the country will likewise not take to the dance floor like ducks to the water as Yahoo's sources aver.

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