Friday, July 25, 2008

July Update

It’s been a rather funny month. Rains in Orissa were very heavy on our pockets. We (Aman, me and parents – in – law) were to travel from Bangalore to Ranchi for Bhai’s wedding. All tickets were booked on the comparatively economical mode of travel - the TRAIN. But just a day prior to our departure, all trains to the eastern part of the country were cancelled. As a result we had to fly to Calcutta (as there is no direct connectivity) and then take the train to Ranchi. There goes all the planning to be sane and reasonable for a change. Return was also the same story. But this time more than rains it was Aman and his work. So we had to pre-pone our return by a day, again making the already light wallets some more lighter.

Wedding was a grand affair. All money shopping for it feels like a worth while expenditure. I actually like weddings. I like the state of happiness the entire family is in. I like the fact that my otherwise short tempered family is quite patient for a change. I like meeting all relatives and catching up on the lives of distant cousins. I like food and lastly I like dressing up. And bhaiya’s wedding in all possible manners did live upto these expectations.

One incident worth a mention is Aman and his "Suit". We reached Ranchi on the morning of 4th July. The engagement was scheduled for 5th July. Packing is almost always a last minute affair for us and in this last minute Aman conveniently forgot to pack "The Suit" he was planning to wear for the engagement. "The Suit" that he had got made more than a month back after a lot of trips to all possible malls and stores. In such scenarios the most viable and the only possible option looks like wearing something else. And in case you don’t have an extra dress then buy one. But unfortunately or rather stubbornly these options weren’t available for him.

The solution – he asked his brother who was in Bangalore but not in our home to break the lock, pick up "The Suit" and air cargo it the same day. All this did happen although with a whole lot of twists and turns mostly credited to the landlord who vehemently opposed the idea of breaking the lock. "The Suit" was sent through air cargo on the night of 4th to Delhi. After spending a night in Delhi the suit was sent to Ranchi on 5th. Some million phone calls followed to keep a track of "The Suit" and ensure it was boarding all the right flights. We picked it up from the airport at 7 pm and Aman was wearing it at 8pm.

Talk about being determined to make things happen

For Records, this is the Suit I am talking about !!! And for those who don’t recognize him already, he is the tall guy in the center.


Santosh Pathak said...


You are a very good writer .. your blog was picked by the Google alert on Ranchi that i have set for myself. I am happy that i did read your blogs.


Masood Salem said...

Is that the suit? Where's the jacket then? Don't tell me after all that the jacket went missing?!? :p

Masood Salem said...

And, by the way, I never got around to ask you....why is your blog named The White Rain?

Iya said...

i can write some gyan as to why its called what its called..but to keep it simple "just like that"

Sathish said...

Is suit ke liye??!! Tum joke tho nahin kar rahe hai na?? Is suit ke liye!! :O

Sathish said...

(sathish beta, tu maar kaane wala hai ;))

Pinku said...

hey...don't know about the suit...but the guy looks doubt u agreed to marry him twice... ;)

Is that you in the blue saree?

Iya said...

@ Sathish - the suit is quite good.. can blame the camera if u dont feel the same...

@Pinku - :) {Blushing}