Thursday, 19 September 2013

Please do attend my Wedding.

Marriage? Hmm...

Everyone gets married. One day I too might.

Whoever is reading this might just wonder how come I suddenly raise this topic..
Let me tell you why.

This morning while I was walking with my parents we happened to pass by a marriage hall and then the discussion began...

I was just explaining to my Dad how people opt this marriage hall out as it can accommodate only a few hundred people while their guest list exceeds that.

He suddenly told me but we can surely opt for this as we won't have more than a thousand people for your wedding..

I went on to say who's getting married here?
I'd want to do a court marriage was my reply.

And what about the reception?  That we can arrange here he told me.

I wasn't very happy with the idea. I told him we'd rather keep a dinner for people who cannot afford even two meals a day. A banquet for them.

He was very pleased.

I added to the idea that if at all we want to call people for a reception we'd call only close relatives from both families and a few close friends because anyway others won't come for my wedding as I don't go for theirs.

Mom of course added, "How can you marry like this? You are our only daughter" ...and WE IGNORED HER :P

and the discussion ended. I almost got married!

Coming to think of it I understand how fake our weddings are. We marry in front of a whole lot, a big crowd in much extravagance. We spend lakhs and lakhs so that people might speak highly of the arrangements that are made at our wedding.

Once in a lifetime opportunity it is after all!!! or may be just "What will people think????? IF..."

The perspective is so wrong. People spend so much just to make that ONE day grand. The wedding dress cannot be worn ever again. Is it all just to capture some moments into your photo albums?

We all need to contemplate on how weddings should be.

I have always hated to attend weddings. I hate how people comment on the arrangements done by the two families. How the food is. I hate how people rush for the food as if they are eating something after a year.
More than everything else, I hate the wastage.

This is not how I think it should be like. Marriage is not about how much you spend. It definitely isn't about how many people come for your wedding.

Is this the only way a couple can begin a new life?

Does it in any way enhance their worth as human beings?

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

"Holy" Matrimony

He would force her every night, never bother about her needs, her desires, never sit by her when she fell sick

There was another who held her hands and looked into her eyes. Brought her flowers she loved.

"Will you be my woman for life"? He whispered.

She was bound by the "holy" matrimony.

ps: image courtesy Google images.
pps: my first attempt on 55 fiction :)

Monday, 29 July 2013

Men & Women & My "Assistant" :P

How exactly is a woman supposed to be or else how are most women ?

 I recently had a co-worker joining me in the same dept as I  at my workplace.  Since she was new she behaved as though she was my assistant. She used to do everything that I asked her to do and gradually she became someone I started relying on for everything.
Hey "R" where's that form? where's that file? So what do you think we should do with this? Hey do you remember what was the case with this parent? Gosh!

From A-Z for everything I needed her. So much so that I couldn't do without her.

And when she was temporarily shifted to another department I missed her like hell. I used to call her up and ask about stuff.

No one who saw me then would believe I was even managing stuff alone before her coming. Ha Ha Ha!

This morning I was just wondering isn't this the same thing many women do to men?

Hey dear where's my shirt? Where's my handkerchief? Where are my shoes? The file that I kept here where's it? Can you wake me up at 5 tomorrow morning?? What do you suggest should I ask boss for a hike today itself??

Gosh!! Gosh!!

Women simply rock :D

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Ummm Hmmmm part III

At times you forget you issues your sadness when you find someone who's more in pain than you are.
Life consoles us in strange ways...

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Do I Need All That?

I wonder If I need a new handbag, a raincoat, a new pair of sandals some great party food some new clothes.
I wonder if I need all that when there are so many who don't get a single meal a day.

I know I won't be doing any good to those who don't have by not having any of these but am I living an enlightened life??

I wonder!!
This distresses me deeply.

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Harmony, Rhythm & Melody...

In a casual morning chat with Daddy while one of the Simon & Garfunkel songs was playing he told me how harmony is more developed in Western music, rhythm in African and melody in the Indian and also that we Indians should never feel that our music is superior than theirs because the variables on which we were judging are different.

Well, a little deeper into the thought ...
When I went
I realized a lot of people judge us , define us even when they don't know who we are and how we are.
They judge you on your English when you are good at Chinese. They judge you on your creativity when you are good at sports. Well quite weird, harsh and unjust a world we are in.

Never Mind ...Never Mind...

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Hatred is blind.

In love you make mistakes..
you trust wrong people...
In hatred too, you make mistakes.
You distrust everyone.

 Hatred is blind.