Earlier this month, on the 3rd of May, I celebrated my very first wedding anniversary! It’s been an incredible journey so far, with much to be thankful for and much more to look forward to. I feel like it was a month or two ago that we went down to Dumka (Jharkhand), but then again when I look back on everything that has happened this year it feels like we have been married forever.
Tag: Feast & Party
“And I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy.”
I can’t believe I turned 29!
I turned 29 on October 15. My mind is honestly blown about how quickly time passes. Just like that, my 20’s are getting over. It’s been an eventful decade of my life. I have become a qualified doctor. I began my professional career. And just before I turned 29, I got engaged to a lovely young lady. I might get married before I turn 30! I couldn’t be happier with the way my birthday turned out. I got to spend time with everyone that I love and to have a chat with everyone who called me to greet me. It was truly an amazing time.
Indian Republic Day. Baghdad, 2017
ndia celebrates January 26th every year as her Republic Day to mark the date when the Constitution of India came into force. The Constitution was adopted by the Indian Constituent Assembly on November 26, 1949, and came into effect on January 26, 1950 with a democratic government system, completing the country’s transition towards becoming an independent republic.
Luncheon with MJ Akbar, Baghdad, 2016
Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar is on his visit to Baghdad. The Indian Embassy arranged for a lunch meeting with him along with the Indian diaspora in Baghdad.
Indian Independence Day. Baghdad, 2016
Being observed as India’s Independence Day, August 15 is celebrated across the nation with great patriotism and enthusiasm. The UK Parliament passed the Indian Independence Act in 1947 on July 4, 1947 and transferred legislative sovereignty to the Indian Constituent Assembly. This was the end of the British rule in India and on August 15, 1947, India got its independence but by establishing two Dominions, India and Pakistan. Indian national flag was hoisted in the morning on this occasion at the residence of the Indian ambassador in Baghdad.
Jamai Shosthi: Festival for Sons-in-law
The flavor of family bonding is expressed through social customs. We Indians have so many customs which makes the expression of family bonding even more prominent. Such is a custom of Bengalis in which they celebrate the son-in-law day. Jamai Sasthi is a festival of Bengal that celebrates the bond between mothers-in-law and sons-in-law. On this day, mothers-in-law invite their sons-in-law to their homes and treat them with delicious food, gifts and blessings. Jamai Sasthi is a way of showing love and respect for the son-in-law and strengthening the family ties.
Bijoya Sammilani-cum-School Reunion, Delhi, 2015
A small reunion of my school batchmates on the occasion of Shubho Bijoya.
My 20th Birthday
My classmates got together at my home for my birthday followed by dinner with family friends. It was a great day!