Our online writing program student, Munira Dalal, takes us on a memorable photo essay on a trip her hometown Dahod, in Gujarat, that she and her family travelled to attend a wedding.
Text & Photographs by Munira Dalal
I had been awaiting the arrival of 23rd December 2017 from 1st September 2017. (That was the date we had booked railway tickets for 17 people from my family). Although the tickets had been on a waitlist, we were sure that since we had almost four months left, they would get confirmed.
But alas, how was I to know that it was not. Until 5.30pm on 23rd December, our tickets had not been confirmed. But 17 strong headed individuals of varying age groups (the oldest being 80 and the youngest aged 5 years), had made up their minds that they would be going to Gujarat for this wedding, come what may.
Thus began a journey that would remain with all of us for a long long time. Unconfirmed tickets weren’t going to stop us and so we decided to undertake the 567kms journey by road. The estimated travel time was close to 12-15 hours.
Here is a peek into what ensued…
Munira Dalal is a content writer, a storyteller and is also involved in theatre for children and she loves to travel. She is a Graduate in English Literature and a Diploma in Mass Communication from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai.
She is one of our students at The Lifestyle Portal Online Writing Program.
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Tanya is a graduate in Sociology from Sophia College, Mumbai, a post-graduate in Communications and Media from SNDT Women’s University in Mumbai and holds a Master's Degree in Journalis & Mass Communications from Chandigarh University.
A former writing mentor and a seasoned lifestyle writer, Tanya writes columns on The Lifestyle Portal of life and living.