A question: when you're taken to formal or dressy occasions like this, do you ever feel underdressed or out of place? Have any of the women ever made you feel that it's inappropriate for you to be in pants, and not a sari? Or do you think they don't really care--either because you're an American, or because only members of the family are expected to dress up in a traditional way? (I notice that none of the men appear to be decked out.)
I know they're a pain, but MAN, saris are gorgeous.
And I think we should adopt the practice of giving women gifts for getting engaged. (Oh wait: there's the bridal shower...)
The gifts didn't look like dishes, towels or measuring cups. Are Americans too practical? Grandma M.
Dad - I realized early on that I am going to stick out like a sore thumb no matter what I wear, so I might as well wear clothes I'm comfy in.
Mom - remind me to have a really large bridal shower.