The groom arrives on a horse with a parade of family dancing around him, the bride is given a brand new white car covered in flowers...there is a live band that plays as loud as they can (I can hear it even though I am across the street on the 7th floor) and there is so much food it could never be finished.
All the ladies are in their finest sarees or salwar kamees and plenty of gold jewelry and the men are looking sharp as well. It is a spectacle of color and sound! These events can go until 4am as there is a final ceremony that involves dancing around a fire, this I have not witnessed as I can't stay up that late! Unfortunately, they have these events every day of the week, which means you must learn to sleep through them as well... And tonight I just want to sleep, but the drums and honking are a bit relentless tonight!
Now for the Chinese Medicine: My lovely neighbor Stephanie who is studying Chinese medicine has helped me so much on this trip. Stephanie recommended that I bring a small arsenal of herbs with me to help if I get sick. With the air pollution level in Ludhiana, my respiratory system has been struggling and I have started to get a cold on 3 separate occasions. Each time I have experienced intense sneezing, a runny nose and the beginning of a sore throat. Every time I took 4 pills from this packet: