Today was the night before the wedding of Firdous, one of my team members. Since most of the team were busy on Sunday, the actual day of the wedding, we decided to go to his house this evening and give him a gift that we had bought for him for the occasion. Attending this event is akin to attending the wedding and since it is in the evening, a lot of people prefer this.
I arranged for a cab from the office to take us to the groom’s house which is about 5 kms away from the office. Manoj, the MIS spoc from my team, also brought his car along, so Wasim, Ajeeba, Roopa and myself went in the company cab to Firdous house. Following behind us were Anusha, Rajeesh and a girl from Admin in Manoj’s car. A couple of guys from the Quality team and the remaining guys from Admin also joined us at different times. I think it meant a whole lot to Firdous that many of us could come to the function.
We found the place with some difficulty; it’s a little rural like area with very few buses and very few pockets of commercial activity. In fact, I had to call Firdous to guide us to his house. Once there, we were introduced to his mother, sister, brother-in-law, cousins and grandmother. They asked us to sit in the living room and brought us some soft drink. We talked for a while and took a couple of pictures.
Pretty soon they asked us to have dinner, which is mass home prepared chicken biriyani. They had a couple of temporary tents set up nearby and tables & chairs arranged in them. We all sat together and then people started serving these huge quantities of biriyani rice and chicken pieces that was piping hot. A little salad was also served on the side. Man, was it delicious and we all tucked in to the hot food. Unfortunately, Roopa, one of my trainers, felt a little sick due to the heat and the hot food and the fact that she rarely eats properly.
Post that we had to leave quickly so we said our goodbyes to Firdous and made our way back to the cars. Roopa, Ajeeba and I went in the company cab and I ensured that the two ladies were dropped off home before I got dropped just a little after 9:45 pm.