India's first sologamist marries herself
STORY: This Indian woman married herself
in the country’s first instance of ‘sologamy’
Locator: Vadodara, India
24-year-old Kshama Bindu
followed the rituals and customs of a traditional Hindu wedding
[Kshama Bindu, Vadodara resident]
"My marriage was like any other Hindu wedding. I placed the idols of gods, burnt ritualistic fire, put vermilion, tied 'mangal sutra,' did circumambulation and sat in the rituals. This is how my marriage happened."
A video shared by Bindu shows her family and friends
dancing to Indian Bollywood songs in a small post-wedding celebration
"After my wedding, I was overwhelmed with happiness. I was surprised that what I wanted finally happened…it all became possible and I did it and so I was extremely happy for that."