While in Delhi we stayed in the beautiful home of Shelley and Bunny Majithia, who at the time lived in Maharani Bagh. The first thing Shelley did was to whisk me away for sari shopping because off course that was what I was supposed to wear on this auspicious occasion. A beautiful Tanchoi was what I chose and her tailor zipped up the blouse in a couple of hours. I had never worn this complicated garment before so had to be wrapped and firmly pinned up to avoid any possibility of a mishap.
|Mother-in-law and sister-in-law|
|Father-in-law with Surjit and Sati Majithia|
The relatives were actually thinking of leaving when we heard a car pull up with the tardy family. I was fuming but greatly relieved to see all of them. Apparently Sud had high fever and they thought they should let him sleep it off! I bit back all caustic comments that seem to come so easily to my tongue and in a more relaxed frame of mind got on with the rest of the evening.
Sud gave me an engagement ring which I had chosen myself after asking him what the budget was and I put a gold chain around his neck as he refused to wear a ring. With the official exchange done we had a few drinks followed by dinner after which the Suds departed and the realisation hit me that I was now an officially affianced woman!
|Manju Majithia,Simret Badal nee Majithia, Mira Akoi nee Majithia and Snoopy|
|Mum and Dad with Jerry and Kamini|