I slyly clicked this sweet post-shaadi moment in Prague.... and love the mood. It can't get more romantic than this! Just after taking their vows and walking out of church , the young couple strolled across the huge main square , to pose for the official wedding photographer. The cobbled surface must have been hard on the bride's ankles for the poor girl hobbled over to the nearest free bench and collapsed. The gallant groom was at her feet in a jiffy! He not only massaged her sore toes, he also helped her out of her stilletoes and into a more comfortable pair of sandals that she was sensibly carrying in her bag. These two are certainly putting the best foot forward and starting their married life on the right note.
Frankly, I can't visualise even the most devoted groom in India doing what this Czech dulha is so comfortably attempting. The desi ego won't permit such a display. He'd be branded a jhoroo ka ghulam instantly and permanently. And mocked by relatives from both sides.
Oh God, this pic-thing is just so much fun! More tomorrow. I'm whetting your appetite. But wait... I'm off to Bhuvaneshwar at the crack of dawn (avec Arundhati). Amitav Ghosh and I have been invited to a literary meet organised by the Arya Vedant Society for Culture. What are we going to talk about? Well... we are on the same flight.... I'll check with Amitav ( absolute darling!). 'Sea of Poppies' may lead to an ocean of ideas. Shall tell all on my return. With pictures?? Awwwww.... I'm shy about posting my own.
But hey, even shy old me can't help showing off just a little. The latest 'Vogue' has a rather interesting cover. Check it out....