Author Archives: Raj Bilkhu

About Raj Bilkhu

Raj Kaur Bilkhu is a journalist from Birmingham, UK.

How to make a nappy tower

Do you have a baby shower coming up and can’t think of an apt gift? Or maybe you’re looking to gift a friend who has recently had a baby? Well why not add an epic touch to your gift by … Continue reading

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Love affair with flowers

When you think of weddings you can’t help but think about flowers – centrepieces, buttonholes, confetti – and if you’re Indian – flower garlands! In India, fresh flowers are plentiful and relatively cheap so houses are often adorned with marigolds … Continue reading

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Epic fact – origin of wedding favours

Today we consider wedding favours as a cute memoir guests can take home as a sweet reminder of the wedding, but do you know how they came about? Wedding favours date back to almost 400 years ago in Western Europe. … Continue reading

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The most expensive weddings EVER!

I often come across people (mainly parents!) who are astounded at the cost of weddings. It’s fast becoming fashionable to add grandeur to wedding days with lavish venues, entertainment and trimmings. But do you know how much was spent on … Continue reading

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A Guide to Punjabi Weddings – wedding day (part 3)

So the religious ceremony is complete. Many couples also have their registry marriage at the temple or on the same day as the Chunni. In this part of a Guide to Punjabi weddings, it’s time to eat! Reception Traditionally, the … Continue reading

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A Guide to Punjabi Weddings – wedding day (part 2)

The Punjab is home to many faiths. So, a Punjabi marriage ceremony could take place in any number of religious or civil venues. This guide will take you through a Sikh marriage. In the previous post, we went through the … Continue reading

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A Guide to Punjabi Weddings – the wedding day (part 1)

Punjabi weddings are full of numerous ceremonies and formalities. So, I’ll be breaking the main day into three parts. This first part will take you through the morning of the wedding on both the bride’s and groom’s homes. The bride’s … Continue reading

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