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Sitting in a cozy and majestic hall of DeSOM, Jalal Hameed Bhatti (who had come from Islamabad),  Athar, Khalid Javed, Tariq and your truly (Men at Their Best from 55 PMA Long Course), on the eve of Mehndi of Abbas’ son and enjoying Mehndi rituals by young people dressed in colorful attires clearly noted one thing; the changing pattern of marriage functions and strict adherence to 7 to 10 timings.

Not long ago any marriage reception in Lahore would go on and on, people joining late and parties going on till early hours of the next mornings. This government has put a ban on timings (earlier they put a restriction on lavish food and enforced one dish) making it 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM affair. Very welcome relief for both the families of those getting married as well as the guests. The way this new restriction has been taken shows that it was needed.

Though we saw some folks still coming in to attend Mehndi when we were leaving (at around 10:00 PM) but I think this change has been well received.

Hoping to see more course mates today evening at Barat reception, same place and same timings!

Update: The marriage reception (Feb 15, 2011) was very grand. More friends joined and enjoyed in strict timing. Everyone praised the timing.

There was bigger gathering on Walima (on Feb 16, 2011).  Bring Javed Baloch, Brtig Nadir Mir, Arshad Javed Khokhar, Rauf,  Nauman Siddiqui, Athar,  Jalal., Tariq Fazal, Jvaed Phalia, Iqbal, Tariq Dada, Mahmood Tariq and Waqar joined the Walima reception and made it memorable. 


posted by S A J Shirazi @ Tuesday, February 15, 2011,


At 09:18, Blogger Deb Sistrunk said...

Shirazi, I've learned something new (as I always do when I visit here), and it's great to see you smile. You look like you were having a good time.

At 09:26, Anonymous Mehmal said...

Wow! Mehndi on Valentines day? Was it a coincidence or a plan.

At 10:28, Blogger Shirazi said...

Deb Sistrunk: You are so right. Being with people having close association since 1975 is always a joy. I love to be with them whenever I can.

At 12:29, Blogger jalalHB said...

Very quick reprting I must say

At 12:31, Anonymous behzad said...

Mehndi on valentine's day.... nice to see such a plan.... and very quick reporting, must say....

At 17:14, Blogger Durrani said...

Thank you for sharing. I felt I was there. My prayers for the new couple and greetings to the parents. Why Jalal is looking tired and gloomy. Unlike the one who is always smiling...
Zaffar Iqbal Durrani

At 23:26, Blogger Shirazi said...

Durrani. Thanks. Jalal had come straight from Islamabad. He was a bit tired after a long drive.

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