from India Insight:

Wedding photographers in India beat economic gloom

October 1, 2013

Rising costs and a slowing economy haven't darkened the mood of wedding photographers in India. More couples than ever are willing to spend thousands of rupees on photo albums, pre-wedding shoots and videos, allowing photographers to take a bigger slice of India's $30 billion weddings business.

from India Insight:

Meet Prakash Tilokani, the man who clicks India’s rich and famous

October 1, 2013

When Prakash Tilokani started taking pictures at the age of 16, he had no clue that one day he would be the man behind the lens at India Inc's weddings.

from India Insight:

India ponders deficit control after the gold rush

February 12, 2013

India's central government in January raised the tax on refined gold imports by 50 percent. This increase to 6 percent from 4 percent is the second rise this fiscal year. Why does it keep making gold more expensive, particularly as the nation enters its prime wedding season when brides will be bedecked with the metal from head to toe?

from Photographers' Blog:

Lives behind the gaudy uniforms and loud music

December 21, 2012

New Delhi, India

By Mansi Thapliyal

Music bands play an integral part to the big fat Indian wedding, especially in North India.

from Oddly Enough Blog:

Because you’re worth it, Honey…

January 14, 2011

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It isn't often that one of my posts generates serious economic debate. But a few days ago I explained that we couldn't show a copy-quality photo of a Gaugin painting, because then people at home could paint their own and flood the art market with hundred million dollar paintings.

from Oddly Enough Blog:

Your bride is quite a ketch…

October 29, 2010

Blog Guy, I really need some of your famous fashion help to plan my wedding. We're getting married outdoors, at a yacht club, and the area where I wait to enter the ceremony is quite a distance from the altar.

from Oddly Enough Blog:

Modern Bride? Not really…

October 18, 2010

Welcome back to a regular feature we like to call "What Year is this Again?,"  in which we offer up news items which make us seriously question which century we're living in.

from Oddly Enough Blog:

Congratulations, you may now wake the bride

October 12, 2010

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Help me, Blog Guy, I think my marriage may be in trouble.

I'm not sure my wife still loves me. She doesn't pay attention, she tunes me out, she frequently falls asleep when I'm talking....

from Oddly Enough Blog:

Starting your own Goofy Face Museum?

August 29, 2010

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Blog Guy, as the curator of the very popular Goofy Face Museum and Doughnut Shop in the nation's capital, can you tell us a little about what makes a truly goofy picture? It all starts with a goofy face, right?

from Raw Japan:

OT beats date QT

July 1, 2009

MARKETS-FOREX/The vast majority of newly hired Japanese say overtime is now more important than dating if given a choice, reflecting growing job anxiety in the world's No.2 economy.