Gone are the days when dressing up was restricted to brides only. Today, the groom too has become invested in his looks and attire and is going all out to stand out on his big day. To help them make au courant decisions, MARWAR talks to some of India’s leading fashion designers for top trends and tips on men’s wedding wear this season.
Weddings are mega events for Marwari families, when all the stops are pulled out to give the occasion the lavishness and grandeur that is in keeping with Marwari tradition and, of course, upholds family prestige. But the question that sometimes arises is could the enormous sums spent in the process have been better utilised, especially in view of a gradual erosion of old values and traditions among new generation Marwaris? Or should they be left unchanged, keeping in mind the unparalleled fun, fiesta and opportunity for family reunion that the occasion provides? MARWAR talks to eminent members of the community to find out how they feel about the big, fat Marwari wedding.
Industrialist Sanjay Budhia’s company Patton International Limited may epitomise entrepreneurship, but his wife Minu Budhia’s institute ‘ICanFlyy’ represents the other defining facet of the Marwari ethos: humanitarianism. MARWAR talks to the trained psychotherapist and counsellor who prefers to devote her time and resources to help people cope with life’s stresses.