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The end of the Big Fat Indian Wedding: Baraats not allowed on busy Delhi streets
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The end of the Big Fat Indian Wedding: Baraats not allowed on busy Delhi streets

Rishabh Pachory

Rishabh Pachory

One of the best things about Indian weddings is the fact that they’re grander than life itself. However, "The Big Fat Weddings" as they're lovingly called, may no longer be the same in Delhi.

In a new move, the authorities are planning to ban the 'baraat' processions and do away with the hassles that they cause on the main road. Well folks, go dance your heart out in some random baraat as soon as you can because they may come to an end very soon.

As per rituals and traditions, the grand baraat is one of the most integral part of the wedding, especially for the grooms side. Though, the horse drawn carriage with the groom atop the horse has no real significance, rather, it is a show of the simple act of the groom entering the marriage hall.

The end of the Big Fat Indian Wedding: Baraats not allowed on busy Delhi streets

Backed by a stream of dancers, loud bands and loads of people, these baraats usually carry on in the streets. They not only block traffic on major routes, but they also spread a whole lot of noise pollution which adds to the inconvenience of people not involved in it.

As per the new rule, authorities are aiming to stop baraat processions on main roads where there is a heavy influx of traffic. With this in mind, the authorities will install CCTV cameras and cops will regularly patrol these areas. This will also serve dual purposes as they will be able to keep a check on traffic activities as well.

The end of the Big Fat Indian Wedding: Baraats not allowed on busy Delhi streets

This development comes after a move that stated that hotels and farmhouses where the marriages are being held, will be the ones responsible for any wastage of food. They would then be subsequently fined if the food is not disposed off properly or given to those in need.

At any rate, it seems that Delhiites will have to replan their entire weddings if the case is such. We're in splits about this move. For one, we're sad to see a change in the big fat weddings while we're glad that the authorities are doing something to curb the nuisance that is the baraat.