Posted: 05 January 2011 at 2:20am | IP Logged
hello people - i am mostly a silent member,,,just wanted to share something...
In a few weeks time my cousin sis is getting married ...we are south indians(from hyd) and hence dont have a specific function called 'Sangeet'...same with the groom's side.
Imagine our shock when the boy's side are interested in having a Sangeet function + a common one where both families and friends are present + in a star hotel + inviting a choreographer from Mumbai + all couples have to choose songs before hand + all kids/teen/syoung adults etc either go solo or go in groups and pick their songs + practise + we have rehearsals + now someone has suggested a retro theme ...it is going on and on and on!
We are not uber traditional or anything but mum and aunts (joint family) are getting a bit annoyed now...they will soon start frothing
And I am married to a Northie (hard core Bihari/Jharkhandi
)! And even my MIL is surprised at all this saying that the Sangeet + Mehndi is something that goes on at the girls home and is mostly a ladies only thingy! She is quite amused (she lives with us) at how the soaps/films have influenced people.
She and I have a good laugh teasing my mum and aunts and keep saying that they didnt do any of this for all the other girls who got married in the past ...and I keep scaring them that what if my MIL gets offended now (she won't, she is really cool MIL).
So the Q is - life imitating soap or soap imitating life or a bit of both?