Thursday, May 26, 2005

The Final Countdown

The last minute visits to the shopping malls, the frantic phone calls to check if all have been invited, the frequent queries thrown at the mirror on the wall and the non-flattering responses received, the beauty parlor enhanced million-dollar walk to the mandap, the early morning driving lessons on empty Chennai streets with half-closed eyes, the sweltering summer heat, the mails i never check, the delicacies i still haven't eaten, the moments spent jostled in a crowded Ranganathan Street with Amma & Chithi, those fights with Appa for the remote control and the arguments as to why 'Metti Oli' is bad for health, those silent dinner conversations on the floor as the dinner table is cluttered with all kinds of junk, those Sunday Morning 'house- cleaning rituals', the 'Thundan' & 'Thundi' bonding of father and daughter, fights with Amma for all those plans never implemented, early morning Amma's coffee coupled with Appa's Taminglish "you're not enthirichifying???", the points to prove i am not plump just well covered, the visits to Besant Nagar and late night talks with Shiva, the phonecalls with Ammukuttz, the giggles and the chatter, the burnt bhindi and salty coffee, coffee with PTM at Ispahani, Sundar's jokes that make you roll, Ugen's sesky looks and husky voice, rathish philosophy, story discussions at beach, sweet corn at Verona's, bike rides with Jenny, huging 3 dogs at one go and being somthered by them, wearing saree to office n making heads turn, watching Thalaivar's movies at Udhayam theatre with Dhana n gang, screaming n throwing tickets on the people in the rows in front, those fights with auto-wallahs for that 5 rupees and splurging a 25 bucks for a Rs 10/- worth watermelon juice, the inane talks with Di at office FC, those fan mails for poems posted, the judgements and the punishments, those handsome hunks and the cute chicks, amma's tomato rasam and maida burfi, those hours spent at Landmark choosing and choosing to find a card that fit the pocket money, those fancy slips at Naidu hall that Amma never let me buy, the POndy bazaar pavements and those trinklet shops, the rains that never disappoint to disappoint, watching takeshi's castel with Amma and giggling at Bug bunny, going for those adive-filled walk with Thatha, lying on Grandma's lap and listening to her sweet voice telling me to wear dupatta, sitting on teh terrace ina circle with cousins and Athai feeding each of us curd rice and maa-vadu, running barefoot on the road chasing butterflies, closing my eyes on grandma's pillow and fallinga sleep the very next moment...


Too many memories to carry and too few suitcases allowed...
I will MISS this place...wish i didn't have to leave...

19 Comments:

Blogger Little Medusan said...

*sigh* too many memories... cant even zip them up and carry them around.

3:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And I'll miss u... ~Di

3:58 AM  
Blogger Sagnik Nandy said...

hey, wish you and your hubby all the best - all the very very very very very best. have a greaaaat wedding and i will take the treat from u in person once you land up here :) have fun.

may GOD bless.

4:40 AM  
Blogger shub said...

yeah reminds me of the time when sis got married:) she to flew off to the US after wedding...
its ok dear...you'll get used to it:)

5:07 AM  
Blogger littlecow said...

is getting sentimental good or bad?

1:27 PM  
Blogger Anyesha said...

Have been following your blog for sometime, vaguely remember meeting you in BITS too. Congratulations on the tying the knot.

4:11 PM  
Blogger Kumari said...

@Everyone: Thank you all for being part of the package in some way or the other :)

@Mandoo: Goody-- will see u soon.
@Di: Yesh..me too :(
@Shub: Hope it gets better
@LC: I don't pass judgements on it..i just get sentimental :-D
@Anyesha: Hey, thanks :) yup when u stay in the same hostel there is a chance of running into each other. I remember too :)

2:48 AM  
Blogger Kumari said...

@Sagnik: Yesh thou shalt get ur treat and over dinner we'll discuss the logistics of that cooking show :-D

3:27 AM  
Blogger Sagnik Nandy said...

So I feel honored to get an exclusive reply or am i the one was forgotten first time around :))

3:58 AM  
Blogger Angel said...

a sweet, delightful post!

hope u have all the happiness in the world.God Bless!

11:31 AM  
Blogger sensiblystoned said...

First things first, congratulations on your marriage. Where are you off to now? away from good old chennai?

12:41 AM  
Blogger Rajesh J Advani said...

Really sweet post :) Congratulation on the wedding, and wish you a wonderful married life. :)

Take care.

2:52 AM  
Blogger Vidhya Rajesh said...

Such a lovely post ... Very very touching and nostalgic ... you have summed up your life after college in such wonderful words ...
All the best for your married life ...

6:45 AM  
Blogger Vitalstatistix said...

When/where is the wedding ? where in the US are u going to ?
Happy married life and do keep blogging.

9:07 AM  
Blogger Sandhya said...

Here's wishing you a fun and fulfilling wedded life and a quick return to blogging!

12:56 PM  
Blogger Rathish said...

hey! will give you a call before the end of the day :) Anyways, want to let you know that you are tagged - check this out

4:09 AM  
Blogger RT said...

Aww.. Thats such a sweet post.. And I can just imagine that since I went through the same 5 months ago.. Congratulations all the same..
Hope married life experiences add to the baggage..:)

2:29 AM  
Anonymous Murthy said...

Check out http://suntv.blogspot.com, a daily update of Sun TV serials. See review of Metti Oli's final episode.

3:41 AM  
Blogger jax said...

hey kumari!! you are back :)))) how are u???

write a long blog ma'am. its been so boring without having anything to read in the midget diaries!

if we ever bring the play to boston, you are going to do an item number ;)

11:48 AM  

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