We The People: Big Fat Indian Wedding - Time To Tone It Down?

PUBLISHED ON: April 2, 2017 | Duration: 47 min, 47 sec

  
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Foreigners are often told that there's no better way to sample Indian culture than attending a "Big Fat Indian Wedding". In our homes and on our screens, there's no better way to bring large families together for celebrations that are often our greatest memories of a lifetime. But behind the celebrations lies a darker story. In most cases, given India's poverty levels, the festivities impose a crushing burden on the hosts. There is enormous pressure to host as lavish a wedding as possible. People save for a life-time, to throw that one big party - and often these savings are not enough. Many become deeply indebted as a result of wedding festivities. Today on We The People ask: is it time to trim the big fat Indian wedding? Or Is this too great an intrusion on personal liberty?
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