A fine threadBMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b341 (Published 11 March 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b341
- Yasmin Drabu, medical director, Barking, Havering & Redbridge NHS Trust, Romford
Morocco, Kashmir, Pakistan—the stamps of these countries in my passport, in succession, could be considered a cause for concern. However, my visits to these places last year were for celebrations of an extraordinary kind; in each place I was attending a wedding that witnessed not just the bonding of two people but of two rich cultures and heritages from across the globe.
In Morocco the wedding was of a south Indian boy to a Moroccan girl; in Pakistan I saw the marriage of an Indian boy to a Pakistani girl; and in Kashmir a Japanese boy married a …