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VOICE YOUR VIEWS -- LAVISH WEDDING EXPENDITURE
It is relationship that matters. The bride and groom can convince their parents to conduct a simple wedding and avoid all lavish expenditures. Money can be deposited in bank for any future use.
Lavish spending on weddings is becoming a regular practice with people flaunting their wealth. Extravagant spending on their wards’ weddings by a few is putting a heavy burden on the not so fortunate parents as well. The pomp and gaiety ...
Spending lavishly for a wedding has become a status symbol nowadays. In India, money is mainly wasted on the food served during the weddings.
Also a lot of money is being wasted on flowers and decorations. Nowadays, photos of the couple ...
Nowadays, weddings are marked by a lot of wasteful expenditure. Kalyana mandapams can be booked for a day instead of three days as it is mostly done. If the muhurtham is at early hours, one meal can do the needful. But combining tiffin and ...
People feel marriages should be celebrated in a grand manner, irrespective of their status. They take it as a matter of prestige. Right from printing of invitation cards to the wedding feast, a lot of money is spent. Marriage is performed only ...
Marriage expenses fall under several headings like marriage hall and decoration, invitation cards, conveyance, food, accommodation, rituals, music party, gift for guests, jewellery etc. It is an occasion of get-together with friends, relatives ...
Lavish weddings are repugnant, repulsive and retrograde. They revive the feudalistic values and customs, denigrating the whole institution of marriage to an exhibition of pomp. They send wrong signals. The rich and elite should stop this ...
Marriages are fixed in heaven but they take place in a highly materialistic society. Rich people spend extraordinary amounts of money for a day’s ceremony. Why not spend the money for poor and helpless souls?
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Some good news for sweet lovers
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Even superheroes bleed
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Simran is all set for a strong come back
After a three-year break, Simran returns in a lead role in Vinu Anand’s film ‘Heart Beats’
Scoring a goal
Director Kamal, who has made some breezy entertainers without depending on superstars, is back with “Goal,” released on May 11. It is a feel good romantic movie set against the backdrop of an upmarket boarding school in Ooty. The game ...
Young and quick learners
Two youngsters are working hard to represent the country
In the heat
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May the best band win
‘Ooh Lalala,’ a talent hunt for bands, will see composer A. R. Rahman in a new role
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