“My Big Fat Pakistani Wedding” Celebrated at US University

via www.cornellsun.com

Over 300 members of the Cornell and Ithaca community attended “My Big Fat Pakistani Wedding,” an event sponsored by the Pakistani Students Association (PSA). PSA president Saleem Malkana ’06 said he hoped that presenting a mock wedding, complete with dinner, dancing and a professional mehndi artist, would be “the best way” to portray Pakistani culture. Nida Bajwa ’07 played the bride, or dulhan, of Hasan. Entering ten minutes after Hasan had taken his seat, she arrived in a red and gold lengha. Bajwa was surrounded by sisters and cousins, who held her dupatta, or scarf, over her head as she proceeded to the stage, weighed down by her heavy brocade and chiffon skirt.