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Indian Wedding Traditions – Behind The Indian Veil Book

My latest book project, that has been almost eight years in the making, is finally published! Behind the Indian Veil – A Journey Through Weddings in India is nothing less than a true work of love.  Some of you might have been following the progress of this project from the early stages. Others might have only […]

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A Muslim Wedding in Kerala | Nawas & Fathima

Muslim weddings are not easy to photograph. I can tell you that for sure. I mean, if you are a muslim than this might sounds strange, after all a wedding is a wedding. However, if you are used to all the music, alcohol, and party atmosphere usually associated with Indian weddings than you are up […]

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Indian Wedding Traditions | Tulsi Vivah

Some Indian wedding traditions can be very strange to an outsider. I have been here for a while and have experienced some of them but there is always a new experience. I have heard of the marriage of the Tulsi plant in Goa but this is the first time I actually made the time to […]

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Dawoodi Bhora Muslim Mass Wedding in Mumbai

When I started working on my book on Indian weddings I had a very thin knowledge, if at all, about Indian wedding traditions. There was a notion of an idea but I could not have even imagined where this journey would take me. One of the most surprising things that I learned about Indian weddings […]

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A Buddhist Wedding in Ladakh

Of all the Indian wedding traditions I have covered in the last few years, the Buddhist wedding in Ladakh was definitely one of the most interesting ones, and is featured in my upcoming book ‘Behind The Indian Veil – A Journey Through Weddings in India’ that will be published soon. Ladakh weddings are not the regular Indian […]

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A blessing to the newly wed couple

Hijras are members of what is usually considered in India as ‘the third sex’ – neither man nor women. The hijras usually show up at weddings and at the birth of male babies, to perform religious ceremonies intended to bring good luck and fertility. These ‘ceremonies’ involve music, singing, and sexually suggestive dancing, and although […]