I just graduated from college in the USA and will be spending the next 1.5 years globe-trotting before I embark on a corporate career. First stop: Brazil.
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The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in...more info
Happy CoupleEvery guest goes and takes a picture with the couple at the end.
Shoe TraditionThe bride's side takes the groom's shoes and hides them. After the ceremony he has to bargain with them to get them back.
Ashok's Cousin BargainingAfter all the ceremonies, Anshul wanted his shoes back. But he had to bargain. His cousin tried helping him out. You can see Anshul's hat (dont know the name) and Sarika.
$$$Anshul prepares to hand over 5,005 Rupees to Sarika's female family members. You never give in increments of 100 because it's considered bad luck.
Frenzied ExchangeBoth sides thought they were going to be cheated so everybody was grabbing at the money and the shoes. It got kind of messy.
AuntyAunty lives on the first floor of Vikash's building. I met her on my first day and told her I really wanted a sari and she got so excited so I had to go show her... she freaked out and made us come in for tea. and more tea.