September 11, 2009

Happily Unmarried

When it comes to getting on your nerves, there's nothing that beats aunts. They come, talk nonsense and walk away. This one's one of those many conversations - aunts in their oh-so-characteristic fashion.

Hello beta, how are you?
Saw you when you were this little
And now look at you!

You were so naughty
Kept pulling my hair pin
Now you are so well-mannered
Just grown darker and a little too thin

Oh, so you are working?!
That’s a good way to pass time
Now society is so modern
In our days, it was considered a crime

You must be knowing cooking-shuking
Afterall, that is a must even today
For no matter how much you study
Eventually, you have to make chapatis everyday

It's high time you get married
25 years is quite late
Then people will start talking nonsense
Leaving a sweet girl like you irate

But thank your stars, for I have brought
A perfect match your way
5.10’, fair and studied till class 12
But my my, what an impressive pay!

Don’t go by his criminal looks
Neither take note of his bulging fat
After marriage even girls gain weight
You know, in sindhis it’s like that

Now don't think too much
Or keep waiting for that 'soul mate'
Some compromises you have to make
Rest, i'm telling you - leave it to fate

I think I must leave now
But do think about this proposal
Any more details you want to know
I'm always at your disposal


Piggy Little said...

ya!!!! ;-)

Preethi Prabhu said...

Ha ha ha... How true... I try my best to avoid all uncles and aunts...

~ ॐ ~ said...

that is one brilliant set of words!!!!

pink dogwood said...

This is hilarious :)

Anonymous said...

Bahot achche :)

bhumika said...




welcome to the blog! I've tried that a couple of times but in vain :P


finally, you comment! dhanyawaad :)

@pink dogwood

:) thank you.



Jitendra Purswani said...

he he any thoughts given for that guy (kiddin) - Jiten

bhumika said...


welcome! no, i'm sure the aunt understood :P

Kay said...

:)....the story of our lives...

nikheel said...

Liked it, very true!

bhumika said...


so glad to have you back! And yes, i'm sure every girl has been through the same some time or the other.


guess it's your first comment on my blog! Welcome.


parikrama said...

In 10 to 15 yrs time, you too would be doing your share of match making for eligible spinsters in your neighborhood & close relations. It's circle of life :)

Nice verse. Sounded very effortless & "real".

bhumika said...


There's no problem in match-making but there is a 'salika' to do it.

If i do fall into this circle 10-15yrs down the line, i will make sure not to follow the footsteps of my oh-so-irritating aunts.

Thanks for your comments. Hope to see you around!

aayan said...

This gives me an idea to write something about happily married...check it out tomorrow.


Anil P said...

Aha, the charm of India :-)

Lakshmi -Celebrations said...

very nice bhumika.impressed me with this.very true with aunts

bhumika said...


welcome to the blog! Happily Married - i thought that was an oxymoron :P

Read your side of the story - lovely!


:) I wonder if it's got to do with aunts in general or only with Indian aunts.


glad you liked it! thanks :)

Veda said...

hi bhumika,

nicely written abt real happenings! and somewhere I guess I can totally understand that aunt (although i m not that old :-)) conservative and really concerned about gurls and also guys married at the right age.

u have a nice blog here!

regards and happy diwali,


bhumika said...


:) thanks for your kind comments. Hope to see you more often.

Happy Diwali to you too.