I had to post a letter, so me and one of my friend went to post office to do the same. First it was day before yesterday, then yesterday and today when we were finally able to do it. Daily, the queue was so long that we used to come back with the hope of doing it tomorrow. Today, before lunch we took out some time to do it. The queue was not that long but not really a queue. It looked like the tail of a dog but anyways we fixed the confusion and stood at the end of the queue. The aunty sitting at the counter was really crappy and frusti types. She called an uncle from the queue and my friend had just started to move that she cried like a cat “yeh to senior hain…aap bhi senior ho kya ?” So it was time to stand there and wait. Well, as i said the queue was not that long so we were free in almost 15 minutes. But what attracted by attention was something else. We were standing adjacent to counter 3 and it read 3 Multipurpose (meaning you could get multiple services over the counter). But actually, it took us 3 days to solve a single purpose .
I was so eager to finish Chetan Bhagat’s 2 states since yesterday evening when I got it. And to make use of parallelism me and my roomie got 2 copies instead of 1 . So just finished reading it and its good really…awesome in fact. All the strict literary criticism is ok but i have always loved his writing style. His observation skill (especially his one liners about females ) & sense of humor is witty, entertaining and lovely. The story in 2 states is emotional & it left me wondering how many India’s are there in India ? A Punjabi & Tamil marriage…looks like a disaster. They don’t understand each other at all and its so hard to make them sit together and sort out the things. Then finally during the marriage ceremony in Chennai, there are so many hilarious things happening.
The character of Ananya is also wonderful. She is smart, witty and full of confidence. The house hold stuff looks really tough for her but she strikes the chord at the first Punjabi marriage function she attends and everyone starts liking her and her confidence. That is when the boy’s side ,sort of, gets ready to accept a Madrasan as their daughter-in-law.
It is a must read to have a taste of cultural variations across India.
May every guy get his Ananya and every girl, her Krish !
God bless !
Why does it happen that:
- You feel like calling some of your friends and none of them picks your call.
- You feel like meeting some of them and they are either busy or gone out of station.
- You are alone on a long weekend; your mind seems to get stuck and out of order.
- You think a lot but are hardly able to do a thing.
- You plan about going somewhere the next day but the next day is also as crappy as yesterday.
- When nothing seems to work you turn to blog posting .
Since yesterday night i am trying to write a post and today started one more but haven’t been able to complete any of them. Sometimes, you just can’t find words to write. Mind goes kind of blank/dead. To deal with that frustration, thought about writing another post . Oops…this also counts as a post. May be time to try completing those two again .