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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Wedding at Mumbai koliwada

Finally I visited an Indian wedding. Brother of my friend's driver got married! Good thing is that the groom belongs to the original Mumbai/Bombay community - "kolis", fishermen. They got here first. There are still koli villages around the city called "koliwadas".

Invitation:


Kids are waiting for the start:


Kiran, the groom:


Musicians are waiting:


Spotted some cute cats nearby:




As well as cute little girls:


Musicians, unfortunately, don't know any western music :(




It seems that those kids would enjoy Bollywood stuff more:


Local youth is taking whiskey, they don't care whose wedding it is, it's just another reason to have fun:


This girl, it seems, wants to marry soon too:




Chai time (I had some too):


Young lady:




Groom is coming:


Many people watch the ceremony from their apartments:


This little shop keeps ignoring the noise:


No idea what is this:


Groom is riding the horse:






Finally!


Mini rave begins :)






















Others are still watching:


Well, it was too hot, especially in jeans and shoes, so I got tired and went home before the crowd reached mandir (temple) to finalize the ritual.

3 comments:

  1. What???? You went home??? What about the bride??

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  2. Fantastic Photography!
    Need to take some tips soon..

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  3. Ramesh, thanks!

    Nemenushka, I was too tired, sorry!!

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