[AI] Effectively organizing religious ceremonies and participating in them

Soni Jo sonistu at gmail.com
Wed May 2 01:58:18 EDT 2018

I think it is our perception, how we feel. Sometimes, we do a lot of
things but still we feel very small. Sometimes, we do nothing, but, we
are the most important person. It depends on your position, that is if
you are the brother of the groom and you have two other siblings. They
do everything and you do only the enjoying part. But, if the groom is
your son, then you are the most important person.
Feel free and tell your immediate family, because no one is like them
in accommodating for you. You cannot make every other relative to
understand but your immediate family will always be your side.
 All said, these days everything thing is so easy and simple. We book
the venue, plus, the interior decorator, plus the catering, plus the
event manager, and all is taken care of. Why worrying about you not
able to decorate or do things? Everything is outsourced these days. At
least that is so very much happening in South India. Even, we appoint
wedding planners and it is all nice. We concentrate on grooming
ourselves, our dress, meeting people as it is only the excuse these
days to bring all the relatives together and have good food!

I apologise if my opinions are not relevant.
 Have fun.

On 4/30/18, Rahul Bajaj <rahul.bajaj10038 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I hope this message finds you well. I rewas recently involved in my
> sibling's wedding which got me thinking about the accessibility of religious
> ceremonies and customs for the blind. While I made it clear before the event
> that I wanted to fully perform all the rites that were expected of me and
> abided by that commitment, I also realized, in a powerful way, how such
> events are fundamentally so visually driven and how the lack of sight can be
> a key impediment in so many ways.
> From supervising decorations to effectively mingling with guests; from
> performing the actions that various pujas encompass to relentlessly clicking
> and sharing photos; from ensuring that everyone is eating adequately to
> engaging in dance practice and the actual dance; from dealing with loud
> music that takes away your hearing ability to doing the running around
> that's often required and  convincing yourself that you can contribute
> meaningfully despite these limitations. On top of all this, these events are
> very anxiety-inducing for all organizers and involve a lot of running
> around, so it is unrealistic to expect people to make reasonable
> accommodations for you to make some of this accessible. I am not saying that
> there aren't workarounds and ways and means in which one can contribute; all
> I am saying is that, despite one's best efforts, one is unable to do more
> than 30-40% of what sighted people in the same position are able to do.
> I am wondering how others feel about this and if this gives rise to a
> feeling of inadequacy for a lot of people .
> Best,
> Rahul
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