Brinda and John

Namaste and Welcome to! I am Padme, a lovable, huggable black lab puppy. This is my website where I tell you all about my loving owners, Brinda and John. We appreciate you being here to hear the latest goings on regarding our July 14th and 15th, 2007 wedding and our plans on building a school in India (forthcoming).

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

I love my new home with Brinda and John here in Boston.

Thursday, August 16, 2007


Were you like me and couldn't make the "Wedding of the Century"? For photographs of the event click the word "CLICK ME".


For the video just click it below.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Mark your calendars!!!

Hi! My name is Padme. My owners, Brinda and John are set to be married July 15th 2007 at 4pm. The ceremony and reception will be at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Cambridge. That's close to MIT and Harvard.

Website: Hyatt Cambridge

The Mehendi and Sangeet will be on July 14th at 4pm at Drew and Priya Wagner's house in beautiful Newton.

***Please click on the following link to see the schedule of events and get an explanation of what to expect from the weekend's festivities.

Those wishing to wear Indian fashion, like Brinda and John, are very welcome to do so. The wedding party are getting there clothes through Shelley Chhabra Indian Bridal of Boston.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Registry information

John and Brinda are registered at the following places:


Crate and Barrel

Engagement Blessing


On August 13th, 2006 Brinda, John and I travelled to New Jersey for the engagement blessing. I was left at home while they attended the Sadhu Vaswani Mission in Closter. On this auspicious day they were lovingly blessed by all who attended both in person and in spirit.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Their Story...

These two met when John came to slay the dragon and save the beautiful princess from her keep...wait...wrong story. John read me that story the other night before I went to bed.

Brinda and John actually met online using

The two love each other very much. John feels he is the luckiest man in the world. A blooming rose, high up in the Himalayas. Beauty, wit, brains...Brinda abounds in all of it.

Brinda likes John's sense of humor and the fact that he quickly and gleefully takes orders. (kidding)

Seriously though, the two love each other tremendously. These two go together like white on rice.

John's version of the engagement went like this...John went to visit his family in Pennsylvania and on the way back stopped to see Mr. and Mrs. Tahiliani to ask their permission to marry Brinda. After getting permission, John drove back to Boston to meet Brinda for a Sunday dinner.

All this time, Brinda was told that the following weekend, John was going to take her on a weekend getaway to Maine. She thought this was going to be the time that John was going to propose.

However, as John got to Brinda's house, he asked her if he could unload the car while she finished getting dinner ready. He took me outside tied a silver basket with a purple ribbon around my neck and placed the engagement ring in the basket. He knocked on the doorbell. As Brinda opened the door, John said, "I love you with all of my heart, lets be forever". As he said this he released me and I ran over to Brinda. Brinda was so excited that she ran over to John to hug him. In doing so she let me run around the yard with a big ring around my neck! The two chased me down and the ring has been on Brinda's finger ever since.

Thursday, October 26, 2006


Places to stay...

ONE WORD--TENTS!!! Just kidding. Boston is full of places to stay in a fairly wide price range.

Hyatt Regency--This is the hotel in which the wedding and reception will be taking place. July 14-16th, 10 rooms will be blocked off at a rate of $159 a night plus tax. Reservations must be made by May 14th, 2007. Ask for the Tahiliani/Neiswender wedding block when booking.

Days Hotel Boston--Great hotel very close to the wedding and reception. Here there will be 20 rooms blocked off from July 13-16th at a rate of $139 a night plus tax. Again, ask for the Tahiliani/Neiswender wedding block.

Hotel at MIT--Another great hotel in the vicinity of the wedding and reception site. This is a place for the techies and engineers. So you and your Blackberry will feel right at home. Don't forget the peripherals! The rooms are blocked off for the nights of July 14th and 15th. The rate is for $169 a night. Again, ask for the Tahiliani/Neiswender Wedding rooms.

Places to dine...

Bombay Club--Can't get enough reception food? Want a preview of what you will eat at the reception? Always regarded as the best Indian food in town.

Atasca--Portugese. Can't get enough salt cod? I know I can't. Vegetarians better stay away. This is a place for us carnivores.

Ernesto's--Real Italian pizza located in the heart of Boston's historic North End. Rated "Best in Boston 2006".

Jasper White's Summer Shack--New England fare. Very child friendly place to get your seafood fix. As they say in Boston..."Try the wicked, lob-STAH!"

Things to do...

Besides seeing the greatest wedding ever, the Boston area has a lot of things you can do with your free time while in town:

New England Aquarium-This a great place to see aquatic life from all around the world as well as native New England species. This is also the place where you can take a charter boat out for whale watching. (Not recommended for those who aren't sea dogs).

Freedom Trail-This is the best way to see Boston I think. You start in the beautiful Boston Common and follow a red brick path through Boston and through history. Along the way you see such notable sites as Bunker Hill, Faneuil Hall, USS Constitution and much more. Plan about 3 hours of walking. Eat in the North End (Italian section) while traveling.

Sam Adams Brewery-Close to Brinda's house is the Sam Adams Brewery. The brewery gives several tours of the facility with free beer samples at the end. I can't wait until I'm old enough.

Doyle's Cafe-John's second home! Come here for the best beer and food in all of Boston. This is the best place to people watch too. Many celebrities as well as former and current mayors dine and drink here. Very family friendly.

Charles River-The "Dirty Water" as it is lovingly referred to here. Actually, it is much cleaner than it was several years ago. A beautiful place to walk. You can even catch a concert at the Haf Shell.

Museum of Science-This is a great place for kids and adults alike. Very interactive. Amazing displays. Plan on several hours.

Museum of Fine Arts-John thinks that "Monet" is something you buy things with. Please go here and tell him what it really is.