Lauren and Abhiram at their wedding
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'My new life as an Indian wife'

Two years ago Lauren was living in the south of England and studying pharmacy. Abhiram, originally from India, lived and worked in New Jersey.

In December 2012 they made contact on a vegetarian forum online. As they chatted they fell in love, and within days of that first online conversation decided they wanted to be together.

Just a few weeks later Lauren moved to India and they got married. They now live in Nagpur in central India together with Abhiram's family where Lauren is adjusting to life as a traditional Indian wife.

They told the BBC their story.

Video journalist: Bhasker Solanki

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