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  • Narendra 3:39 pm on February 7, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: bride, groom, lucky, mahesh, marriage, , shaadi   

    Mahesh ki Shaadi 

    Today was my best friend Mahesh Janakiraman’s wedding. I known him since 1992 and so much so that I can write an entire book about him but, that’s for another day. Today was his day. He was the star.

    He is a kind of guy, every girl dreams of …hmmm ok, not exactly..he’s not good with numbers, GK is poor and has disastrous sense of direction however, he has the most important qualities any girl would look for in an ideal husband – Love and Loyalty. In a generation where loyalty is thing of the past, Mahesh stands out as a shining for the younger lot. I must say, Archana is one lucky girl. If she can manage his need for attention neatly, she will never have to worry about her man’s dedication and commitment. So, Archana if you ever read this, you know what to do.

    Right, enough of papa preaching. My FB updates say the story.


    – Ok,all set for the big wedding
    Mahesh Janakiraman bas beta..teri aazadi khatam.. long live marriages..long live freedom
    – I’m wearing a pristine white shirt..n blue jeans ( lil embarrassed…didn’t realize it’s slightly torn in the front…call it Β fashion..duh )
    – this place is flooded with oldies
    – mahesh is in a white dhoti…bride in light purple saree…looks extremely elegant
    – by the way…mahesh’s mom bags the ‘best dressed’ tag…shez in a humble purple madi saree..wins hands down πŸ™‚
    – the fire comes on…lot of action out here..love these oldies…what energy…brilliant
    – 10:00:12am feb 7,2011
    mahesh and archana are married..bless them..
    Exceedingly happy..i lived to see this moment.


    Here are few videos I shot, quality is poor, so please excuse on that front. Also, I have zero understanding about the rituals, naturally, I cannot comment on them. right, here we go
    Kashi Yatra – Check out the toys and rangoli


    Couple swinging in a jhoola


    Refreshment before the real action


    Bride’s dad cleansing groom’s feet


    Groom gifts a saree to his soon-to-be wife


    Final build up before the climax, check out the crowd. By the way I was sitting in the first row.


    The shaadi moment. Groom ties the sacred thread around brides neck, now they are husband and wife.


    One last ritual, final moments of the ceremony


    Bonus Video – I’m sure you would love this


    This has been an extremely emotional day for me though my face or body language may not suggest that ( downside of being a Reddy, we aren’t expected to be emotional πŸ˜€ ). I still can’t beleive my chaddi yaar is a married man now ( yyaaayyyyyyyy yaaaayyyyyyy,,whistle whistle whistle )

    I wholeheartedly wish and bless my dearest friend and his lovely wife a happy and joyful life together.

    • sufiaz 4:23 pm on February 7, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      videos :D:D:D:D:D:D going to have a field day when i get home. will check them out all one by one πŸ™‚ *inshallah* (sorry mate, couldnt resist) expect my detailed comments then.

      wishing yr friend and his wife a happy life together πŸ™‚

    • Blockader 7:33 pm on February 7, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Congratulate the happy couple for me, even over here in Canada someone is wishing them the best

    • sheryll 10:27 pm on February 7, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Congrats to your best-friend and his wife. He sounds like an awesome guy! I love the pictures.

      • Narendra 10:41 pm on February 7, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you..very sweet of you.. Yes, you’re right..he’s a colorful person..will convey your wishes

    • sufiaz 12:28 am on February 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      ok..my knowledge of indian weddings come entirely from bollywood, so lots of questions:

      1. how come u dont know abt the rituals?
      2. why the toys?
      3. why purple? dont brides in our part of the world wear red?
      4. why is the groom in a bunyan?
      5. why does brides father clean grooms feet?
      6. why the sad music?
      7. why bride and groom sit on floor?

      • Narendra 8:15 pm on February 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Hahahhhahhaha…bollywood..come on girl..
        Firstly, there is a huge cultural gap in upper half of India and down south..here things are conservative and by n large simple..so here d are answers to ur Qs

        1. Rituals are complicated. I have no clue. Will let know u once I figure it out.
        2. You know what, this is the first time I have seen toys in a marriage, Mahesh himself was bewildered. Again, have to chk.
        3. Chk video 6,7 n 8..girl is in red saree..In vid 5..groom gifted the red saree to the bride.
        4. tht’s not a baniyan, lady..it’s a towel πŸ˜› it’s the dress code πŸ˜€
        5. Once again,no idea..have to chk
        6. it’s not sad music..it’s classical stuff..they dun play rock at marriage functions πŸ™‚
        7. Tradition πŸ™‚

        • sufiaz 10:32 am on February 10, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          bollywood..come on mate. we have weddings differently here. we dont even have all these rituals, how am i sposed to know what weddings on that side of the border r like πŸ˜‰

          it did look like a baniyan :$ sorry. why a towel even? but thank u for the rest of the explanations πŸ™‚

          • Narendra 10:52 am on February 10, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            hahahahhaha…come on mataji πŸ™‚
            I have no clue about these rituals thingy.
            Aur yeh towel ke baare mein koi idea nahi hai..as I said, it’s a dress code πŸ˜›

  • Narendra 8:30 am on February 6, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , family, , husband, , , , marriage, , wife   

    Mahesh – talking about his marriage 

    A candid chat with my best friend on marriage and life after that. Mahesh being himself, does his best. None of the questions were shared before the shoot, it was done live, no cuts, no re-takes. It’s simply Mahesh.



    By the way, Mahesh weds Archana on 7th February 2011 and I’m exceedingly happy.


    More on the wedding tomorrow.


    • Arvinth 9:41 am on February 6, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Awesome Video… My Best wishes to Mahesh and Archana!!! πŸ™‚

    • sufiaz 4:08 pm on February 6, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      best of luck to the happy couple πŸ™‚

      narendra DO cover the wedding, id love to see it πŸ™‚

      • Narendra 6:31 pm on February 6, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        yes yes yes yesssss…….can’t wait πŸ˜€

        • Reno Putri 2:10 am on February 7, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          Happy Wedding for your Best Freind….i hope all hez good wishes comes true.

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