But, is it nothing to know when you are dying, when you are about to take leave of this world, of its joys and sorrows, when the past of your life is unfurled before you, when eternity opens wide its portals, is it nothing to know at that last awful,supreme moment of your lives, that you have not lived in vain, that you have lived for the benefit of others, that you have lived to help in the cause of your country's regeneration?

-Surendranath Banerjea

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Marriages are a pain in the ass..Well,not literally..
Yeah it's a wonderful stuff where,to be put in the C language,
if(Things are all spic and span)
Two souls merge and unite into a single entity..
To quote a fellow blogger,"Marriage is like a bodyspray.It is fresh and nice in the beginning.But very soon the scent mixes with your sweat and combined effect is bad."

Yeah, it is a conditional clause..like a controlled reaction wherein,provided the stipulated temperature and atmospheric conditions are maintained,with the right amount of catalyst,the reaction takes the right course of action..A sheer negligence might prove catastrophic..

XX + XY --> xx/xy
(at aK,B torr,in the presence of C catalyst)

Given the mediocrity in occurrence of the reaction,it's quite plausible for the mortal souls to assume that initiation is pretty cheap,which obviously is worse than a misconception.. But it is quite a fact that only one of the reactants needs to bear 75% of the cost..XX to be precise..

The enzymes required being money in the liquid and solid form..Money in the transformed versions of the grandiose scheme of ceremonies.. Money to be invested in banks and real estates for the secured future of the newbies..

Yours truly was lucky enough to witness a couple of such grand events recently,where the bride was to wear about 10 silk sarees,(5 being compulsory in the custom,which i suppose has been grossly manipulated,misinterpreted and mutilated in favor of the subject),each amounting to a minimum of 7k..and 2.4kg gold,after which the bride might have even had a cervical spontilitis..with marriage ceremonies lasting for 2 days,and a reception as an embellishment..

The queer characteristic of such a reaction is that,the source of XX needs to not only initiate the reaction,but also keep providing the required impetus for the reaction in the form of periodic visits with fortunes,bear the expenses of maintaining the product of the reaction in the amicable conditions aka bring out the progeny..

I was not intending to make it a bawl post.. So i swerve away..
There i was,in the auditorium..With vidya,my childhood friend..
Marriages are boring but for one thing..the handsome and beautiful people showing up..They are the only means of entertainment without any age bar..There were these guys,who ostensibly were the groom's friends..one being tall and handsome by my yardsticks..Not that we were being one of those cheap and silly oglers..but rather subtle beholders..I was particularly curious about this guy's status,for i had seen him with a girl the day before..And so were we,comfortably enjoying the new-found obsession,when suddenly i hear a male voice next to me..

"I suppose both the guys are in the market..And one of them just had his mom ask for you..You want me to proceed or what?",that was my honorable manufacturer..

For once i felt i was doomed..all my feuds at home to push away my marriage for 2yrs,were all to be futile..Oh My God..I looked around with embarrassment..But without much ado,there was this lady heading to us..I couldn't concentrate on her talks with my dad,coz the embarrassment had made me almost deaf,dumb and blind..

And then i heard,"No,she's not gonna get married for next two years.."

Praise the Lord..

Khuda Hafiz


The abstract scientist said...

I came here from twitter thinking that you are a recruitment consultant.

ZB said...

hehe, LOL @ ABstract....even i thought so.

Marriage is none of this. Its chopping onions. You cry but cant avoid chopping it coz its required to make a curry(Life)...

Actually marriage is a great institution. There are certain rules and regulation but its necessary. I subscribe to the notion of marriages, Its a surety that you have someone to love you and worry about you.

People make it sound complicated, but its as simple as any relationship we have it in life.

and definitely its not pain in the ASS. Ass is not involved in marriages. at least in In most cases unless you are GAY.:))

Happybirdie said...

All relations are in your hand..Though I am very much scared of marriage but I believe that what goes around comes around..so give your best to others and u ll find the same happening to u...So lets enjoy our free days to the max..;)

Rane (The Orchid with All Shades Pink) said...

i am getting married in a couple of months. and this post had me smiling throughout..:D


sujata said...

hahaha loved it!! marriage is one hell of a thing, I still cant decide if its good or bad!! am married for the last 13 years..at times I just want to be alone and free of it all, and then there are times when I want the comfort of this thing called marriage, to me its like an old and tattered night gown really dirty and worn out but too comfy to give up!! I actually have such a night gown literally..it puts my hubby off"wink"

Thousif Raza said...

lucky you, other wise aur ek prominent bachelor chali jati :P, and god it was really hard to understand as usual :P

take care and keep writing........

gayathri-vishwanathan said...

hehehe good one gayathri...loved that definition of marriage in c language.

i m eternally scared of marriage...have become the latest bakri for marriage now...

evading this topic is really a tough thing but I am quite successful in doing so :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

Marriage has lots of beautiful sayings pa :)

Going by ur views ,u surely are on the same boat with loads of company :D

keep blogging :)

Gayathri said...

@Jay,oh,so i disappointed you eh!! Welcome,anyway ;)

@ZB Oh,expert opinion..mine is just a beholder's view dude..wait patiently until i come up with an experienced one!! :P

Gayathri said...

@Happybirdie Hehe,yeah enjoying spinsterdom fully,though even the questions of,'tera no: kab aayega' still haunts!!

@Rane,ohho,so i might have given you a bad post.. Best of luck anyhow :)

Gayathri said...

@Sujata,haha,the tattered night gown example was good..well,i will let u know my detailed feedback once i get to wear that gown :P

@Thousif,aur ek prominent bachelor chali jaati??u mean me??bachelor nahi dude,spinster..i've proved my female traits :P

Gayathri said...

@Gayathri,hold on..might need your guidelines in evading that topic :P

@Satish,ya ya..different saying,different perspectives..yet the same plight :P