“Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair!”

How much I have associated (my favorite fairy-tale) Rapunzel’s long hair with the Malayali bride’s hair style! It’s probably the only reason that I had for being adamant about what kind of wedding I wanted (apart from the fact that it’s only a fifteen minute ceremony). I have watched my sisters-in-law adorned with hundreds of white Jasmine flowers on their respective wedding days. It was something I always wanted when I got married, even if it was to a man from any other culture.

Disaster Averted

Sometimes (most times), planned days can’t foresee easily avoidable crisis. This one is about an accident that made me lose something precious (it’s material, so not so serious), but also taught me an important, practical lesson.