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A Four Day Bengali Wedding: Day 2

India

Before the Wedding Ceremony When you wear a sari, you need the correct undergarments. My pre-made petticoat fit well, but the top that was tailored for me did not. After I returned from the flower market, I dashed through the markets in the Sudder Street area until I found a vendor who carried ready made […]

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A Four Day Bengali Wedding: Day 1

India

Turmeric and Mehndi I arrived early to the Oberoi Grand on the first wedding day. While I waited, it finally occurred to me that it was fairly crazy to go halfway around the world to a wedding where I only knew the bride. Nervousness began to creep up in my stomach. After a wait that […]

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