And to go with the entry about the gifts below, two photos from the actual wedding. In the first, the relatives are holding a piece of fabric between the bride and groom, preparatory to the moment when they see each other for the first time. I wonder how often in an arranged marriage it actually is the first time? Not as often as it used to be, I'm sure. :-)
The second photo just makes me smile. That's Sendhil's parents, I think, along with his sister and her fiancee.