Posted: 23 June 2009 at 6:49pm
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Nallu came running home, and her parents were concerned. Ennamma, why are you running like this? asked her mother, and she replied, Oh amma, I am so worried. These IF people are arranging my nalangu. Oh, that's great, said her mother. Will they take care of all the arrangements? At least that's one worry off my shoulders if they will take care of it. You are so lucky to have such good friends, she said, and Nallu replied, Amma, you wouldn't say this if you knew them! They do the wierdest things in the name of fun and start rolling on the floor every time they get a chance. Oh, you mean they like to do angapradakshinams? asked her mother. Ayyo, illaima, they roll on the floor and laugh. Aah, then they must belong to the humor club, said her father. Do you know if they meet regularly and where? I will bring my humor club members also and we can all do this together. Ayyo, appa, this is not a humor club, these people are members of an online forum and love to have a good time, except that it is probably at my expense, said Nallu.
Her mother said, Well, Nallukutty, after marriage, you must be prepared for jokes at your expense during the nalangu. This is the best part of the wedding, so this is to be expected. Don't worry, this is all in fun, so it will be a relaxing time for you and Ganesh. Amma, you will never understand, Nallu said to herself and went to her room to find a good tight churidar and kameez to wear for the nalangu. Her mother came in and said, Ama, Nallukannu, nee indha cream color sari ya illai blue sari kattipiya indha nalangu timele? Illaina you can wear the designer sari in purple with the Svarovsky crystals. Acho, amma, you don't know these people. If I wear a sari with crystals in it, they are capable of uruvifying the crystals, if I wear a sari, they are capable of making me a Draupadi out in public, so a churidar kameez is best. Then wear the new ghaghra choli, suggested her mother. The ghaghra in pink, with the halter top choli, with all the kundan work, will look so nice on you, and you know Ganesh loves to see you in pink. Besides, you know how the blouse has all that work in front, and it will look so nice when you carry the dupatta in your hands, and show off all that work, which cost me nothing less than Rs. 16,000. Amma, please, I will wear it for the reception, but not for the nalangu. You don't know these people, esp RP and LJ and some other people. Nallu added silently to herself, I would have to be a fool to wear a ghaghra, esp after reading the last CK of RP, who knows what she will make me do during the nalangu. I must insist that Ganesh wear a sherwani and not a pattu veshti, when these people are around.
Just then, the phone rang. Nallu looked at the number, it was Ganesh. Hi, my dreamgirl, he said. Hi, she replied shyly. What are you doing, are you getting ready for bed? he asked. Yes, she said. Me too, and all I can think of is you these days, and then he started singing, Anubavam pudhumai ... (Sorry, Nallu, it was the only song I remembered!) and hugged his pillow, and she hugged her pillow, and sang along with him, they kissed their pillows, and they both drifted off to sleep.
Join me tomorrow to see what happens next!
Edited by eljay - 23 June 2009 at 7:55pm
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