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Heady Invites

The wedding card’s now a statement

Heady Invites
Illustration by Sorit
Heady Invites
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Shooing away all thoughts of Pandora, we examine the foot-high box that’s just landed on Ravish Kapoor’s table at his south Delhi office. Dark brown, with a carved wood-like texture, it looks severe. But that impression is dispelled as soon as it flips open to reveal a 3D tableau of dhoti-clad palanquin-bearers ferrying a bashful bride through a forest. And even before you have taken in the scene, out pop chocolates and paper inserts from its concealed panels and compartments. So, when Ravish, the creator of this price-on-request, custom-made wedding invitation (yes, that’s what it is), says, “People tell me they want to remarry just so they can send out such invites,” you can tell he is only half joking.

There was a time when the wedding card was just a card. An elegant, gold-rimmed paper card with a fold or two, and perhaps a discreet...

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