The first thing that strikes me is prosperity of our folks settled in the U.S., I observed even as I was looking at the ‘wedding’ photographs.
Aye, you are right, agreed my husband when he saw the ‘wedding’ album.
For a minute you wonder whether the ‘wedding’ was taking place in the home country or abroad from the large turn out of the guests, I said noticing all the familiar faces.
Nothing very surprising considering that most of them who went from here have atleast one of their children settled in the U.S. and they find a home away from their home country, he stated.
Very true but have you noticed something else? He asked, the keen observer that he was.
Well, as far as I can see all the ladies seem to be decked in rich kanjeevaram silks with sparkling diamonds to match , I said peering into the jewellery they wore.Also their blouses look very trendy, I added.
I didn’t mean that at all, he laughed stressing on ‘that’ with a sarcastic look.
Then what is it? I asked expecting him to come out with the unexpected .
There is one important photograph related to the event which is missing. Now I have given you the clue, you should be knowing which one it is , he said in the same vein.
You mean the bride and groom? I said after a pause.
Thank God , you didn’t need any more prompting, he sighed.
Aye, you seem to have overlooked something important, I said in order to be one up and congratulating myself for my ‘observation.’
This is a ‘ pre wedding’ album we are seeing and the actual wedding one will follow, I said and his expression showed he was not happy at his over sight!
n.meera raghavendra rao