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August 31, 2005

From behind the curtains...

All set for the journey (by flight and other emotional ones), you would think.

You would also be totally wrong.

Nothing and I mean nothing (why do people do that? I mean repeat the very same word twice with just an and in between - I just did that for emphasis and it's quite silly, really!) prepares you for the tension, clashes, the occassional episodes providing comic relief (in the form of a vaidehi maami or Rajesh maama), constant ISD calls demanding immediate responses to questions that you have no clue what the answer is - How many men and women compose the guest party that is arriving from Bombay? - I have no clue, sorry, neither does k (and they are his relatives!). My dad being the patient, slow moving, mellow person that he is will obviously wait for 24 hours for an answer. Ha! Right, he would! About as much probability of that as me waking up at 7 every morning!

Also, those-about-to-take-the-leap, beware! The number of silver articles and must-buy not-at-all-useful items will be exceeded only by the number of sarees and veshtis that have to be bought!

Even deciding on the songs that the light music people will play on the day of the reception has become more of a chore and less of a fun-task with demands pouring in for old and new Hindi and Tamil songs from my bro (L), k, his sister and my mom! Try cutting down a list of 100 songs down to 30 at the sametime satisfying everyone!

And then there is the unlimited, unspecified set of rules that will be quoted about who has to buy what and when. The groom's side has to buy this and that only but not anything else and the bride's side has to buy n number of sarees and n+1/x number of other random articles and so on and so forth. One of my relatives refused a saree because it had a blackish tinge to it and black is a no-no color for marriage!

...and in-spite of all this, I can't deny that there are many moments of sudden delight, longer moments of happy expectations and idle hours of rosy musings...interspersed with several hours of pure analytical problem-solving!

And that concludes a quick outpour of thoughts from a bride-to-be.

14 comments:

Prabu Karthik said...

kalyanam na le chaos theory dhaan
:D
enjoy!

Sriram C S said...

Kalyana galatta thAn!! Enjoy pannungO!!

Saranya Kishore said...

Hey Mosakutti,
Congrats and good luck!

Of course, it is constant confusion, tension including sweet cherishable moments. :--)

RTD2 said...

Congrats, girlie! When is d-day? You think this is tension...wait till you land in India ;)

RT said...

tell me abt it..right now the discussion in our house is what sweet to be prepared for engagement...and who should do that!

RT said...

tell me abt it..right now the discussion in our house is what sweet to be prepared for engagement...and who should do that!

RT said...

tell me abt it..right now the discussion in our house is what sweet to be prepared for engagement...and who should do that!

Anonymous said...

Hey RS

Wish u and K a very happy married life

My Advance Wishes

Do Bloggers in chennai are invited :)

Sriram C S said...

appadiyE mandapam engEnnu sonnA Osi sAppAdu sAppidda vanthuduvOm!! ;)

IBH said...

:( I left a comment yesterday nite...! adhu enna acho..

anyways...

after all these they lived happily ever after..indha oru happy ending ku ivlo longest and toughest roller coaster ride :)

Parth said...

Well, congratulations and welcome to the world of a thousand lies :-)

BUS said...

it is a one time thing...enjoy it while it lasts :-)

Shiva said...

awesome post.. :)

advanced wishes.

RS said...

p~k: very true :)

agnibarathi: enjoy panarengo sir :)

saranya: indeed - thanks :)

rt: :))

anon: thanks - aduku we will organize a separate bloggers meet in spencers :))

rtd2: sep 14 :)

IBH: sorry, didnt see your previous comment :(

nice analogy there!

parth: thanks :)

bus: will do sir!

shiva: thanks!

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