Kapoors Year 8: Scotland/India/Bhutan travel blog

On Our Way To Patiala, We Saw A Camel Cart Passing Though...

Here's A Better Look, I'm Not Sure If The Farmer Had To...

It's Harvest Time In The Punjab, The Bread Basket Of India, And...

This One Was Clearly Overloaded, The Driver's Window Is Still Intact So...

I Quickly Snapped A Shot As We Drove On By

Speaking Of Overloaded Vehicles, These Three Young Pilgrims Are Taking Their Chances...

Can You Believe That This Is A Highway Rest Stop In India?...

Just To Remind Travellers Of 'The Good Old Days' There Are Some...

And In Case You Were Once A Maharaja, There's A Reminder Of...

After Several Hours, We Arrived In Patiala At The Home Of Neeta's...

The Engagement Of Their Only Child Was Held The Following Day, The...

Devi Had Spent Hours Having Henna Applied To Her Hands, And Then...

I Asked Her To Show Me Both Sides Of Her Hands So...

She Kept Her Jewellery To A Minimum, Just A Tasteful Necklace At...

Before Long The Groom Arrived With His Family From A Neighbouring Village...

The Groom's Sister, Mother, And Grandmother Carried A Decorative Tray With Flowers...

Here You Can Get A Closer Look

The Rings Were Exchanged With Little Ceremony

But Lots Of Heartfelt Feelings

The Newly Engaged Bride-To-Be Beams Along With Her Parents

The Next Morning, We Set Of For Our Return Trip To Delhi,...

Anil Spotted Traditional Ice Cream 'Kulfi' Served In Unfired Clay Pots

It Was Delicious I'm Told, Topped With Sliced Pistachio Nuts, None For...


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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.

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