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Friday, April 14, 2006

Off to the Sangeet!

All my life, I've seen Hindi films in which inevitably a sangeet happens and boys and girls split the room in two and dance in beautifully choreographed steps in ornate clothes and immaculate makeup. Well, today I go to my first-ever real-life sangeet. One of my very best buddies gets married tomorrow, and despite the ignominy of not being able to arrange a bachelor party with Russian strippers for him -- bhabhiji would have disapproved -- I've been invited to the sangeet.

Much fear comes as I step into the unknown: will my paunch show through my kurta? How will I manouver my churidar if I need to pee? What if there is bhangra music playing and I am asked to dance by people I can't turn down? Well, what to do, for the pleasure of seeing a dear friend in great happiness, no sacrifice is too much. Off I go!
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