Baby Sarasa and Babloo are excited to travel on the magic carpet to Pune to visit Shyamala aunty.
( Shyamala Aunty invited both Baby Sarasa and Babloo to her house at Pune, asking them to come by Magic Carpet. They excitedly start planning their trip with the help of Shagun and of course with the help of grandma also.)
Babloo: Baby'kka, when will Shagun akka come?
Baby: She has her special class. She will come after that.
Babloo: What feshal 'kka? Is she not going to school?
Baby: I don't know..ask grandma..
Babloo: Grandma , what is feshal class? Is Shagun'kka not going to her old class?
G'ma: Yes..It is the old class chellam..But because she is having a big exam this year, her teacher wants her class children to study in the special class..
Babloo: Then they will have more lessons and more books! But in my play school there is no feshal class grandma..
G'ma: Is it? What do you do in your school kutty?
Babloo: We do colouring, drawing, and we cut pictures...we fight..we shout...and some of us will cry and after that we go to sleep..
G'ma: How nice! ( Laughs)
( Shagun comes)
Babloo: Shagun'kka, Baby'kka said you had feshal class.. What did you do?
Shagun: ( wearily) Study, study, study, what else?
Baby: Poor Shagun akka.
G'ma: This year you are in 10th class Shagun.. you have to be serious in your studies...Hope the question paper doesn't leak this time like in some states..
Baby: Grandma..how can a paper leak? Only pipe will leak..
Babloo: Will carpet leak Shagun'kka?
Shagun:What carpet Babloo dear?
Babloo: It is the Magic carpet. We are going to Shyamala Auty's house in that..
Baby: Babloo dear, grandma says only paper will leak, because it is thin.. Carpet is thiccck..It won't leak..
Shagun: Babies, what are you talking about? I don't understand..
Baby: Akka, don't you remember? Shyamala aunty invited us to her house and asked us to come by the Magic Carpet..
Shagun: Ohh..I remember now..
Baby: I asked you buy ticket for us akka..
Babloo: And I said I am only three and no ticket for me..
Shagun: Okay okay ..no problems..when shall we start? who are all going?
Babloo: I, Baby'kka and Shagun'kka.
Baby: And also grandma.. poor grandma ..we cannot leave her and go...
Shagun: Yes.. We'll take grandma also..So all the four of us are going..Let's plan..
G'ma: We'll take some sweets for Shyamala. She likes "Porivilangai urundai*".
I 'll make some..
Babloo: What is it grandma? My mummy never made that..
G'ma: Nobody now a days know how to make it..It is a sweet of old times..
Baby: I don't want you to give old sweet to Shyamala aunty, grandma.. Make something new..
Babloo: How will that ulundai look like grandma?
G'ma:like a cricket ball..
Babloo: Will it have lines on it?
Shagun: Aunty, I have not tasted it so far..not even heard the name..
G'ma: And for the salty snack, I'll make seedai*. It is also round but small...
Bablo: Like what?
G'ma: You kids are going to help me in making them..Then you will know..
Shagun: Oh, then it is fun..We will start tomorrow...
( Baby, Babloo, Shagun and grandma are ready with their luggage to board the Magic Carpet(MC). The genie of the fairy tale Alladin comes there with the MC)
Genie:( addresses Babloo) Good morning master..I am at your command!
Shagun: Hey Genie, I am the one who booked the tickets, and my grandma is the oldest in the group. But why do you address the little Babloo?
Baby: He didn't even buy ticket..
Genie: I am told to obey the orders only of master when I am called, and not of any girls..So I wait for orders from my little master..( Bows his head)
Babloo: Genie..then take us to Jalal uncle's place first.. We'll go to Pune after that...
Genie: Yes master!...
G'ma, Shagun &Baby:
Notes: 1."Porivilangai urundai" or literally, "PoruL viLanga Urundai" is a laddoo harder in texture than an ordinary besan laddoo. People used to say jocularly that it is so hard like a cricket ball that if by accident you drop it on your foot, you have to be rushed to the hospital for an x-ray. The name suggests that no one could guess what are the ingredients which went into its making.
2. Seedai: A smaller version like marbles. A delicious salty snack very much liked by the kids. You have to eat them in hand-fulls and not by finger counts.
Edited by karkuzhali - 20 June 2016 at 5:36am