These are some photos taken at the engagement ceremony of Shiny, my niece. She did her chemical engineering degree in Chennai, India and her post graduation in Germany with petroleum and oil drilling as a special subject. She is one of the few girls in the world who has done a specialized study in oil drilling. After she came back from Germany, her parents arranged her marriage. The groom, Paul, who is also a chemical engineer, is working as manger in Reliance Petroleum Co.
Shiny put her ambition of pursuing a working career on the back burner and decided to get married in obedience to her parents wish.
She looks very pretty, elegant, graceful, intelligent and homely in that bewitching saree and all those gold ornaments adorning her. However, I am sure, behind this gorgeous, charming façade lurks a feline ferocity which will be unleashed in disagreeable circumstances.
I wonder if she will be more at ease in jeans and slacks. But customs and traditions have to be meticulously followed. There is a saying: WHEN YOU ARE IN ROME, DO AS THE ROMANS DO.
I hope you will join me in wishing SHINY all happiness and success.