A fine thread

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 11 March 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b341
  1. Yasmin Drabu, medical director, Barking, Havering & Redbridge NHS Trust, Romford
  1. yasmin.drabu{at}

    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 …

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