Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Reverse image

'Just Married' vehicles are not a common sight on Chennai roads. Also, the cars - limos, if you insist on calling decorated sedans that way - hired during weddings usually come with windows covered with sun-control film in several shades darker than what's seen on this car.

So it is very likely this car is a wedding gift, to be parked outside the marriage hall for the guests to marvel at. While the newlyweds would not use it to travel on their honeymoon, it would be the one for their use when they settle into domestic bliss. At least that is how it used to be; a couple of months ago, there was this newspaper article about a 'gift-car-market' having blossomed in north India. That was around the same time this photo was taken... is there such a market coming up in Chennai too?


6 comments:

max said...

Hello i'm a new daily photo user and your country is for me a dream!! thanks, i have seen all your pictures!

Shantaram said...

@ Max: Welcome to the CDP Community! And thanks for stopping by here!!

Ravindran said...

The practice of taking Just Harried,.sorry just married, couple in a car became a fashion in eighties.Now with recession hitting everything in sight people may use it as an excuse to get rid of this ride.

Shantaram said...

@ Ravindran: Do you mean the 'harried ride' or the 'married ride'? ;)

Ram N said...

Thats was a good & quick reflex to catch this scene on your car mirror .... i'll not call it dangerous though ;)

Shantaram said...

@ Ram: You can't - I wasn't driving!! :)