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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:33 AM
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More Pics By Request (Fashion & Kolkata)
Part of inner courtyard of our house: (peepul/banyan trees are a menace as they started growing in your house)


Pic from the roof: (the red house is ours)



A tram running through north calcutta


My Aunt blowing a conch shell on the morning of the wedding


Alpana being painted in front of the bride's apartment on the morning of the wedding


And now fashion pics for mdmc!

My Uncle and I on the last reception


My aunt and I on the first reception


First Reception


My hair on the wedding day


Reception from the groom's family


Mother of the bride


Some more pics of male fashion





Ok, now, i am pretty sure you guys are sick of this :)

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blueraven95 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:41 AM
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1. lionesspriyanka -
Would you please explain what the significance of the Alpana is? It looks beautiful.

:hi:
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:42 AM
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2. folk art and it is used on all religious/holy occasion as it is considered auspicious
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blueraven95 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:49 AM
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3. thank you
I'm one of those obnoxious people who want to know what everything means culturally, and often there aren't people who are willing to answer my questions.

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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:26 AM
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4. no problem. indian festivities have hundreds of auspicious symbols/sounds etc
its hard to keep track :)
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:52 AM
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5. Great pictures, lionesspriyanka!
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 10:02 AM by Hissyspit
Thanks for sharing.

My brother went to northern India this past summer. He said there was marijuana growing wild all over the place near the farm he stayed at.

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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:55 AM
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6. thanks much
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:59 PM
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7. I love these pics from India!!
One of my co-workers traveled back there to get married last spring. There were over 4,000 in attendance at his wedding. Four THOUSAND!!! I love the colors and the clothes and the symbols. Very beautiful.
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:11 PM
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8. wow! even i havent heard of a wedding that large. my moms was 1200
that is the largest number i have heard of
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:18 PM
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11. His dad is some special something or another.
Crazy.
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:22 PM
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12. yeah must be super duper special and probably not in calcutta!
calcutta's special sort of tops of here. after that it has to be a bombay/delhi type of special
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:17 PM
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9. Great pictures
and, I am not tired of the pictures yet. You have a lovely family.
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:17 PM
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10. thank you!
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:08 PM
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13. Not sick of the pictures at all!
It looks like you were very busy the whole time you were there.

You are very beautiful. :)
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:09 PM
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14. thanks thom. i was so busy i almost wanted to come back to the normalcy of my life
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:48 PM
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15. What beautiful wedding apparel!
And, crazy as it sounds, I'm especially in love with the aqua-colored window frames in the top photo. Just gorgeous! :thumb sup:
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:21 PM
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17. i love the windows on those old houses too.
:hi:
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:50 PM
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16. The bride looks JUST like her mother.
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:21 PM
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18. yeah she does
:)
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:56 PM
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19. Thanks, pri!
I'm not sick of them at all. They are so beautiful!

And I love your hair style! Did you do that yourself, or did someone do that for you?

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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 01:28 PM
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20. someone else did it. i dont thave that kind of talent.
:)
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 01:54 PM
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21. Good gracious, I love the colors. Indians sure know how to dress up.
If they saw an Anglo wedding for the first time, they would probably wonder who died. That British guy (2nd to last pic), for example, could be going to a wedding, a funeral or a meeting at the bank.
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 02:38 PM
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23. LOL! i think he is norwegian! but i get the sentiment
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 02:15 PM
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22. Thank you for sharing those!
I love inner courtyards. My dream house, someday, will have one. Love the attire, painting, hair, and various expressions! They are all great & noooo I am not sick of seeing your pics; I hope you might post some more if you feel like it!

:hi:
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 02:41 PM
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24. thank you hon. maybe later. if you want to pm me you email i can send you link to the whole file
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