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Punjabi and Gujrati families unite as Anu weds Kushal

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 00:00 -- BY JAVED KANA

East FM presenter Riya aka Anjlee's sister Anu was wedded off in a lavish matrimony to Kushal last weekend. The wedding saw a grand union of the Bakhri and Shah families who had been friends for over a decade. Anu and Kushal's love story is what Bollywood movies are made of. It all started off in London where Kushal works as a banker and Anu as an insurance consultant and lawyer.

Kushal sought Anjlee's help to plan a proposal to Anu at the Golden Temple in India. Anjlee said, "Anu had no idea what awaited her at the Golden Temple. She was stunned!" In Singapore, the couple did their registry and a wedding in Ayana Resort in Bali.

This was followed by a big fat Indian wedding in Nairobi, the home-town of Anu and Kushal. There was  a fancied Sangeet and Mehndi night where guests were invited to a night of dancing while the bride was applied Henna. The friends and families of the couple danced to DJ Gupz's wicked mixes.

The next night was a pre-wedding party and the actual wedding took place last Saturday morning at the Oshwal Centre. Dressed in a shimmering blue and red attire, Anu made a stunning bride and perfectly complimented her groom who wore a smart Sherwani.

Leena and group sang all melodious songs during the wedding. In the evening, an elegant reception was hosted at the Intercontinental Hotel for close friends and families. Wishing Anu and Kushal a joyous married life!


Last Saturday evening, members of the Fellowship of Asian Christians in Kenya celebrated with much pomp and flair, the festival of lights. Hosted at the Hospital Hill School in Nairobi, the members were treated to an evening of melodious singing by Xxxxx who hails from India. There was also a stimulating and educative talk on 'Light in the times of darkness.'

Dr Cowper from FOACK said, "We have been hosting the festival of lights every year. This is not just a festival of firecrackets and to eat sweets. Jesus is the light and we urge people to come to light." FOACK was formed in 2009 as a body to bring together Asians of the Christian faith from various communities.