Tuesday, June 1, 2010

I'm Going To Jail!

So I'll be in Hell for a month. A MONTH! Away from home... Home is where the heart is right? My heart is well stuck to this city (actually my heart will be traveling to Corbett for a few days but then back in Delhi it is!) To add to this gigantic woe, there is the Relative Conspiracy! One half baying for my blood and wanting me to become a nun, another half after my marriage! Hullo! Then there will be the Why-Don't-You-Do-An-M.Phil Brigade, and the Oh-Me-Gosh-Are-They-Starving-You Gang. 

Mallus are world-famous for one more thing apart form Tharoor and Sreesanth- "BEING WEIRD". Sample this- you go to a house, they pelt you with food. Well you have been to 45 houses before this already and you are stuffed so bad you'll barf even if you swallow your spit! But no, you have to down every last morsel set before you. Or it's an insult to the Family you visit. Serious. WEIRD!
 Image source: www.zonkerala.com/.../food/kerala-feast-2919.jpg

You're 18, you're the eldest among your cousins. At your aunt's marriage they start pestering you for being the next torchbearer of the family and plan out your entire wedding on the spot..All the limelight is violently snatched from the bride and thrown at you! Sense? None!WEIRD!

All parties are gender-conscious events. A woman had to be somewhere in the vicinity of the Kitchen of THE House with the other ladies, gossiping about all the women within a 100 m radius or even more! Men have to be in the courtyard or on the terrace or in the outhouse, drinking till it spills out of their nostrils!!! Children are let loose like wild banshees! WEIRD AGAIN!

So you get the point. And being thrust into the middle of this pit ain't a cakewalk! Hibernation from Sanity, from Blogging, from Home!!! :(

P.S.- _______________________________________booohoooo!!!! :(


arun said...

OO Ho mallus are not that bad there are some good ones like you...!!!!!!!!! :)

Minstrel Incognito said...

Thanks bhaiya... :) yea there are always the exported few!!! ;) Like me!!! :)

Truck Driver said...

you went to corbett.... WTF :O ... we could have met.... i stay 25 kms from corbett..... shit i actually dreamt you are somewhere nearby me... :| :(

Minstrel Incognito said...

@ Truck Driver: I dint go to Corbett yaar! My guy did...hence the heart being in Corbett...:) I was in Kerala all this month...:(