Sometimes what we want in life really comes true and then we realise that we didn’t want that at all. That’s probably what’s happening with the world right now- we wanted every day to be a Sunday, we wanted no traffic, we wanted a break from everything and look at our lives now. Almost the entire world is on lockdown because of a deadly virus that’s already caused millions of deaths around the world.
In the midst of all this, if you had a wedding scheduled then my heart goes out to you. As if wedding planning wasn’t hectic enough already. Of course, under these abnormal circumstances, one has no other choice but to cancel or postpone the event. We’ve seen countless weddings happening with social distancing and people getting married on balconies because they can’t go out of their homes.
As we all know that the condition in New York is especially bad with the city having 1,36,806 confirmed cases and 10,344 deaths already. For the same, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order on Sunday that permits New Yorkers to obtain their marriage certificates and perform marriage ceremonies through video conferencing.
NEW: I am issuing an Executive Order allowing New Yorkers to obtain a marriage license remotely and allowing clerks to perform ceremonies via video conference.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) April 18, 2020
Yup, looking at the current social climate of the world this is very necessary.
Now, let’s compare that to the wedding former Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy’s son had. They didn’t follow the proper norms of social distancing, they didn’t even wear masks and had a grand celebration in the midst of all this. The family came under major controversy for putting so many lives in grave danger.
No mask, no social distancing, no lockdown. Pictures of former Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy’s son’s wedding. pic.twitter.com/po9SlR4mVd
— Sudhir Chaudhary (@sudhirchaudhary) April 17, 2020
At a time when the entire country is under lockdown, people are out of jobs and others are struggling for their next meal, the privileged are actually having fancy weddings! This is just bizarre. This is why I truly think that India needs to follow New York’s model and start video conferencing weddings. What do you think… Are we Indians ready to trade our elaborate desi shaadis with online ones?
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