It seems the jinx is broken. We finally went through a happy event without any mishaps in the surrounding territory!
So Anuradha got engaged on Sunday. This is the second official engagement among my College friends. We got a sneak preview of the kind of fun that is in store for us when Tanu and Anuradha get married. We told Anurag that we would not let Anuradha go up to the stage unless he stepped down from there and asked for her hand. After much reluctance, he did finally give in.
There were a few very interesting moments when we entered the hall, and the photographers mistook Tanu for the bride! They spent a fair amount of time clicking pictures of "the bride" with her friends and her future mother-in-law. We enjoyed all of it, being in the limelight and having some nice pictures of ourselves clicked.
We discovered that Anuradha is not quite as punctual as Tanu was in arriving for her engagement. We already knew that, of course, but Anuradha surpassed even those expectations a little. We saw Anuradha enter the hall, walking in her trademark style that was employed while walking over from one lecture hall to another in College.
We had a great time, chatting, dancing, clicking pictures, watching the ceremony and trying to figure out the nitty-gritties of how all these things work, and, of course, eating!
We wish Anuradha and Anurag all the happiness they could ever wish for, and more.