Murmeli goes India

An AIESEC traineeship in Hyderabad, India

Hindu wedding

On Thursday evening I went to a Hindu wedding with Eduardo, Claire, Pike, Chai and Tobias. We were all invited because the bride is a colleague of Eduardo’s and, well, in Indian weddings there are a lot of people 🙂 I posted pictures and videos into the gallery, but I don’t have time right now to write captions for them. But try to enjoy the imagery anyway 🙂

Today I’ll ask if I could get two weeks of in one month. I would like to go to Thailand with Claire, Eduardo and Tobias. Toby already got the holiday and it did not require much persuation. Although I’m already going away for one week, but let’s see. Keep your thumbs up and wish me luck!

Yesterday I finally started working with one Indian guy, who is going to be using the component I have made. It was not easy, I can tell you. The thing I have created is not exactly simple (because it can do so many things) and I intended it to be used in a way that is a bit unfamiliar to the people in the company. Currently I am trying to figure out a good way to teach the use of the component. I think learning by doing and giving examples is the way to go. The 15 page manual that I made on Wednesday may not do the trick alone.


August 12, 2006 - Posted by | Being a trainee, Indian life, Pictures from India

1 Comment »

  1. Its about the ceremony clicked in the photograph with the white shwal in between groom and bride.
    is called in Maharashtra “Antarpat Ceremony:”
    Antarpat is actually a silk shawl that is used to separate the bride and the groom till the actual moment (muhurta – the aspecious moment to get tied with each other in the bond of marriage) of their marriage. Her maternaty uncle brings the bride to the venue. The Bride is also accompanied by two of her sisters carrying an oil wick lamp and a kalash full of water, adorned with mango leaves with a coconut sitting atop. After the elaborate meal, the groom goes centre-stage for the antarpat accompanies by tow of his sisters carrying an oil wick lamp and a kalash full of water, adorned with mango leaves with a coconut sitting atop. The bride looks westwards and the groom towards the east.

    The groom and bride hold a garland throughout the ceremony. This ritual is a set of eight series of mantras, with invocations to the various gods (actually calling all rivers, ountains and gods to be witness or guests to their marriage). After each series is over the priest recites:

    “Shubha Mangala Saavadhaan!” (means in plain English : be aware, the precious moment is reaching ) The guests throw rice on the bride and the groom. This is for the first time that the bride and the groom see each other. (as you know arrenge marriages are decided by parensts, old days they never used to see each other before marriage. Now time has changed but not the ceremony)They exchange the garlands.

    Comment by sunaina | February 7, 2007 | Reply

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