KAPOORS ON THE ROAD
Shortly after our arrival in Delhi, we received the delightful news that our sister-in-law Neeta’s niece had arrived at the decision to accept an engagement to a young man who lives near her family’s ancestral home in Patiala, a major city in the Punjab State.
Devi and her parents live in Fresno, California and we had just visited them there this past summer when Anil’s brother Ajay and his wife Neeta had come to the US and Canada for their first ever visit to North America. We knew that Devi was contemplating marrying this fellow, a trained veterinarian, but as they had only met on the internet, and had spoken at length on the telephone, she wasn’t entirely certain about such a big commitment.
Devi and her parents had come to Patiala to meet the prospective bridegroom and his family. To our surprise and delight, everyone agreed to the match, and an engagement ceremony was hastily arranged. It was our luck that we were in Delhi when the decision was taken, and we were free to travel to Patiala with Ajay and Neeta to participate in the festivities.