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Thursday, June 29, 2006

I've always hated weddings. Even back in school I can recall trying to wriggle out of attending ceremonies that my parents were invited to. Partly of course coz teenagers are embarrassed to be anywere in the visible radius of thir folks. But largely because I found them depressing - always ended up feeling sorry for the brides in question. How could I not feel pity for someone whose face was doused in Red lipstick, Red bindi, Red eye-shadow, Red cheek blush, and Red in every other remaining nook and corner as well. And just in case the beautician had missed a spot on the visage, her embarassment and glaring stage lights were enough to cover the remains, also in Red. What a way to begin a new life, I would think, and almost weep.

Thankfully I was young, and could easily avoid most occassions by pretending to be in the thick of studies and narrowly avoiding failure in the next exam. It worked like a charm right through school and college, and even university. But it hardly sufficed against the big daddy of them all - my own matrimonial marathon.

As expected, I look as Red as Christmas. Resembled a witch straight out of a bloodbath. [Somehow, my husband thinks I look cute as a doll, but then he has strange tastes, Or he's a liar, Or deeply blinded by love. whatever]

I would show you the snaps, but I don't enjoy writing lengthy disclaimers for heart patients. Plus I don't have the pics with me any longer. They're housed in my parents' place, where I intend to keep them despite their protests. They wanted the wedding. They can keep the snaps. I wanted the marriage. I'll keep the husband.

4 comments:

Amy said...

Haha - hilarious -- I love the last line, "They can keep the snaps. I wanted the marriage. I'll keep the husband." I always wanted an Indian wedding, but maybe that's just because I see it on Bollywood movies and they must make it seem more glamorous! I'm sure you would have looked beautiful, even though you don't think so!
-Amy

The One said...

Be nice to me- I was there at your wedding, so I can spill the beans on how you looked.

Gurdeepak said...

Marriage or Juloos?

Anonymous said...

ummmmmmm...this article is strengthening my belief as to how awful im gng to look at my wedding!!!!you'd better do something not to make me look too "witchy"