With a fan club, several memorials and induction into the local Hindu pantheon, the legend of John Pennycuick, British engineer and chief architect of the disputed Periyar waterworks, lives on in southern Tamil Nadu.
Two people, from two states, fall madly in love. Wedding bells ring, and mothers-in-law meet. And then begins a clash of cultures, from cuisine to wardrobes and festivals. Here are a few who survived a cross-cultural marriage, and lived to tell the tale.