But… I have attended a Prince’s wedding, and I was the best dressed non-Indian there… actually I was the only non-Indian there, but I showed them how an Indian how to dress as well. (That’s my boy below)
There were some dramas worthy of a WoW questline.
There was the waiter that was in fact an armed robber (pistol and poison) hoping to lighten the load of the guests.
There were the loyal house staff, 2nd & 3rd generation (who don’t get paid per se rather get pocket money and the privilidge of living with the Prince), that noticed that the robber was amongst the waiters and took him out until the Prince and the guests could deal with him.
The prince mentioned afterwards that people wonder why they “put up with the house staff”, this he said is the answer.
Then there were the Sikh Princes and Guests dealing with the robber until they could decide whether to deal justice via the robber’s own pistol, or hand him (battered and bruised) over to the police… police being the ultimate course of action.
My wife said during the drama.. don’t ever cross a Sikh, let alone a bunch of Sikhs, especially at their prince’s wedding.
Apart from that we have dropped by the Golden Temple… now I understand what a temple covered in Gold is really about, and what dedicated disciples would do around such a temple.
We have seen the changing of the guards at the India/Pakistan border… A Bunch of Peacocks doing a symbolic dance… magical.
Now I am with family in Moradabad, and I am truely coming to understand villiage life with the village square, shared well and all. The traders hawking their wares from their horse, man, oxen or goat drive wagons.
All in all a magical experience, and I am only 1/7 of the way through it.
I hope Northrend is treating you well as India is treating me extremely well.
See you all soon!
Gnomer and Out