“I’m more American than an Indian” … :)

One would be thinking, whats with me why such a weird blog post title… Ill tell you, there is a thing that i need to tell…

First of all, i’ve always been thinking am not a resident of India no matter I love this country to the utmost…! I’m a patriot, but I do not belong here, and i feel this always.. There are these bizzare, unbelievable things that keep happening around me and in this country that shocks me, that makes my belief not being an Indian strengthens.. ๐Ÿ™‚

I read this article about weddings in India and in US.. Reading that article made me think, may be im meant to be in US with no fuss nothing. Phew, what fuss happens over a wedding, atleast i can tell now..

My wedding is in Feb 2010 and the preparations started around 6 months back and still my mother cribs for things not done.. ๐Ÿ™ In India, the wedding couple is important but only for themselves i think not even to the close relatives and friends.. In many ways it is the gossipy-times and re-connecting times when all relatives meet up and chat away to glory…!! In the article, the writer says he was invited to his friend’s wedding where everything was decided rehearsed and perfect in terms of food, no of guests, music and everything.. Over here, everything is decided before hand but we need to leave everything on fate on the D-Day…

I totally agree with this writer who says: “if you have 200 or more guests, it is a big wedding in the US (of course, everyone has to RSVP if they wish to attend). In India, a wedding can have anywhere from 200 to 2,000 guests. The wedding invitation is addressed to family and friends and, on the wedding day, if friends wish to join the festivity that is perfectly okay. So, no one is really sure how many people will show up”… I’m already so worried about every arrangement, how is going to happen, how many people will come and all… RSVP, ha, if thats asked from people here, itll be considered as an offence, not that they would want to think we would have a clear idea of how many will come, no it is like telling not to come to the wedding…! Oh come on…!!!

Showing off about a grand wedding is one thing and then cribbing about so much money spent is the other here in India… LOLs..

Hmm, i always wanted a simple wedding like in the US where only few relatives who are dear to me and my sweet friends would come and bless the couple but thats not going to happen… Ofcourse, my wedding wont be a grand one (meaning min of Rs. 1,000,000 spending), it would be a simple one as compared… Yet, much more simple and classic was anyone would want right..!!!

Thats why i say, if weddings are considered then i would prefer to be an American and not an Indian ๐Ÿ˜‰

About Su
IT consultant by profession, writer/blogger by passion. I love photography. I write about general affairs in day to day life spanning across inspirational thoughts/quotes, women/child/animal rights, photography, DIYs, book reviews to name a few. Follow me - Twitter: @sunayana18 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sunayana18 Polka Cafe (freelance writer): http://www.polkacafe.com/sunayana MyTrendingStories(freelance/contributor): https://mytrendingstories.com/profile/su-srikanth/

5 Comments

  1. hey I do come to your blog sometime (once in 2-3 months probably) but I don’t comment(I know dats bad) ๐Ÿ™‚

    And its fantastic to see you write without any response from readers in comment section…i mean it…its very diff to keep posting..but do keep posting.

    anyways dropped to say ..congrats and have a BIG FAT INDIAN WEDDING and blessed life ๐Ÿ˜€

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  2. hey there,
    gee pls leave your real name while commenting cos i dont feel good to address some as “crap”.. yikes that must hurt..!! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    thanks a tonne for coming by my blog – anytime.. yea i dont write to get comments but i write to take thoughts off my mind..!! ๐Ÿ™‚ sounds good? yea then recommend my blog to many ๐Ÿ˜› lolss..
    i shall keep posting till my thoughts run wild..!! that means till eternity… but do keep reading and pls give your reviews/comments/compliments/remarks as that helps me in writing better…
    thanks again for the marriage wishes, i appreciate it…

    BR,
    Su

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  3. wait a min, just read ur profile, are u being sarcastic when u said :: “And its fantastic to see you write without any response from readers in comment section” .. .hmmm ????!! :O

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  4. no..come on I was not sarcastic…as I said..I real mean it…its diff to write without comments…its like working without promotion/appreciation..but some time we have to do what we have to do…na? N thats wat your doing ..by putting thoughts on web..n dats pretty cool..btw I read your blog first when i read your ‘shantaram’ book review..you can check in comment section ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. @all:
    yea i checked, you’ve commented on that post..! thanks again…
    sometimes we do need to work without any appreciation cos one needs to move on and motivate oneself rather than looking for external forces..! ๐Ÿ™‚
    again, thanks for coming by my blog, keep reading and do comment as much as possible, ill know what my readers think of me and my posts… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Cheers,
    Su

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