Life's Like That

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

I have come back

And Im most depressed about it. I am being forced to WORK!! Can anything be more tragic!? Calcutta chuti was good fun. All shopping has been completed. We didnt let even a water logged Salt Lake stop us from shopping. I am now the proud owner of several beeooootiful saris(which I hope I shall wear after the wedding as well) and some gorgeous jewellery, including an antique jadau set handed down from grandmom. Suddenly this wedding seems that much more real...and unreal at the same time. I mean, can anyone who knows me, really imagine me wearing all that stuff and sitting demurely at the mandap!!? Henh henh henh...bhebei haashi pachche. Anyways, since Im too lazy to think of interesting things to write about, I shall introduce you to my family..existing and to be (at least some of it).

Here we go:

This is my father. As the pose would suggest, he thinks he is hot stuff . In his words, what he wears does not matter, because people are soooo impressed with him and his looks and his personality that they just dont look at his clothes ("loke aamake dekhei porechi keu dekhe na). Therefore, he refuses to buy new clothes and wears some very atrociously worn out garments. He is very garrulous and VERY HYPER...specially if we have to go anywhere. He is also prone to getting embarassingly sentimental about stuff...right now, one of the things that sets of a senti attack is me!! Bhodrolok will probably either get highly sentimental about this post, or highly outraged...we shall wait and watch.

Mommy!!! Python hugging star of this space. Am not sure why she looks sooo pleased with herself. Shes very unwell these days which is very upsetting :(

My sister. Looking sleepy. Im rather scared of her. Not just her, Im scared of all teenage girls these days. They are so hep, and grown up and... different.

This is Ms. Deeshani Mitra..otherwise known as Titir. She is 8 years old and extremely precocious. She is also an extremely talented budding artist and we are all quite proud of her. She is totally deovoted to my sister..looks at her with awe and admiration, which is very amusing for the rest of us.She is my mamato as well as pistoto cousin...go figure :P Would like to post pics of her parents, but they might kill me so I shall desist.

The brother in law and sister in law to be...Vishal and Navneet. Honeybuns both of them. We get away with soooooo many things just coz they are around. Shes peaceful and calm and he is hyper and excitable. Has a special thing against cockroaches, and goes hunting for them late at night when they are bound to be around. Most amusing. He is determined to wear a Bangali dhuti for the wedding, and all of us are eagerly looking forward to the confusion that will cause. Cant think of them as in laws...very dear friends is more like it.

And phone shot of Rahul and me. You can't see it, but he is wearing orange shoes. And you call me weird!!!


  • My chest has swollen with pride after your description to the whole world of me being the "Terminator" of cockroaches. The Dhoti will be one thing I will be looking forward to wear at your wedding apart from the food and the sweets. Will continue this once I am free at office.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:50 AM  

  • Tomar bor'er badi'r chelera to bhari shundor dekhte...especially tomar bor. And you look deliriously happy. :D BTW, bor'er aar bhai, cousin, ityadi achche naki?
    Don't tell your dad I said this, but he is indeed "hot stuff". *hides*
    I am sorry, tomar chithi'ta podlam 26 tarikh'e dupurbela, result berobar por, tar aage bhoyer chote computer khulini. Ebaro dekha holo na and I am very sad. Biye kobe? I am sure you'll make a very beautiful bride. *hugs*

    By Blogger i dwell in possibility, at 5:30 AM  

  • Well, ur dad looks gud (for lack of better word since I am talking abt ur dad!!). And u have thinned down soooooo much!!!!! Really!!! Both of u look very nice together...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:39 AM  

  • Aunty-r ki hoyechhe... let me know if she and Uncle and obvsly ur sis(i hope u remember that I had a crush on her), need anything, since I m in Kol...any aadesh is welcome.

    By Blogger cyberoam, at 6:36 AM  

  • I am already sick of shopping... but swati is loving it as usual, amaak dhuti porte hobe :(

    By Blogger cyberoam, at 6:38 AM  

  • Orange shoes....where does one buy orange shoes from?

    By Blogger Dreamcatcher, at 7:03 AM  

  • Sooooo cute! And I have orange shoes too! (though not to be worn at your wedding)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:36 AM  

  • Aacha, are you folks Bongs...really? None of you look like Bongs. Us folks have "bheto Bongs" written all over us.

    And oh, your dad...cinema-i naamley, Possenjit & Co. laal baati jolbey akkebaarey...serious!

    By Blogger Rapid I Movement, at 11:17 AM  

  • U two look really gud n happy together..n congrats on all those sarees n jewellery u picked up.

    Nice to see your family n would be family.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:04 PM  

  • Hey Ron!!

    Fabulous pictures - everyone looks great and most importantly, everyone looks very happy, probably in anticipation of ur forthcoming nuptials!

    Now i feel really senti. Boo hoo i want to see my folks too!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:15 PM  

  • @vishal: cockroach terminator status is GOOD. ask any girl. ask any girl. we are likely to swoon in the arms of any man who rescues us from such winged menaces.

    @gm,m: henh henh. my father has read this blog, and your comment. he seemed quite elated that young girls find him hot, but then for propriety's sake he has asked me to tell you "kaan dhore othbosh koro: hyuk hyuk. bor er ei ektai bhai..kintu kichu olpoboyeshi cousin aache..ekjon ke rahul eri moton dekhte...interested? dilli te thaake kintu...bhebe dekho.

    @gauri: thank you for remembering this is my FATHER we are talking about. and thank you for saying such nice nice things!!! :D father and daughter are over the moon with joy.

    @cyberroam: thanks. will let you know.

    @dreamcatcher: from germany apparantly. dont ask..long story. but it is apparantly very comfortable in addition to being very cool. and i apparantly dont know anything about men's fashion. i give up!!!!

    @t: dont encourage him please. and NO orange shoes at the wedding. I shall make you go home and change footwear. grr.

    @rapid i movement: rahul is not bong. he is tamil fied punju. the rest of us are. and i always thought i look TOTALLY bheto bangali. ki kando :)

    and my father is really quite ecstatic with the comments like yours and good morning midnights. not good for the old man's ego :P

    @sonia: thank you. have no idea why we are all grinning so much really.

    @gm: no clue why other people look so thrilled with nothing to do with nuptials, more to do with the contents of my glass...henh.

    By Blogger Ron, at 11:36 PM  

  • hey sooper pics! great family pics there..maar moto dekhte toh! nothing much besides shopping huh?

    By Blogger Abhishek Chatterjee, at 12:05 AM  

  • heyy!
    yupiiiee finally we got to see ya!!!
    Awww..thats such a cute post...and ur dad indeed seems all cute and like hes in a model shoot!:-)
    And u guys look really cute together...touchwood!:-)
    All the best for the wedding and make sure u get all the attention and pampering u want...this is ur chance girl!

    By Blogger Ekta, at 12:56 AM  

  • Bah bah, besh photogenic family. If I had been growing up around you, I would without fail have had a crush on your dad. Ekhono cinemaye namte paren in Bachchan-type roles :D

    But why no famous photu of Rahul with face pack? I was looking forward to that being unleashed on world at large.

    By Blogger The Marauder's Map, at 4:36 AM  

  • Yeah Ron, actually even I was wondering what happened to Rahul's photo, the face pack one!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:41 AM  

  • you're back!!! That's great. And can see you did have a good time shopping. next pics of the newly acquired sarees plz :)
    And like everyone's been telling you your Dad really is very impressive, goodlooking et al.
    Hope you are doing okay.

    By Blogger M (tread softly upon), at 6:13 AM  

  • Your dad must have been super duper hot some umm 30 years ago..
    btw doesn't Rahul put shoes in the washing machine? I happened to mention this to my cousin and she said na hotei pare na :P

    By Blogger Dreamcatcher, at 10:25 AM  

  • Wow! You do sound like an exited-to-me-married girl! :)
    Seriously, I can't blame your dad for thinking that he is hot stuff, 'cause he is actually very good-looking! :D

    By Blogger Rita, at 10:44 AM  

  • hey lady,
    when is the D-Day and pls ask Rahul to speak to me before the D-day..I need to brainwash him and give him some "how to handle girlfrd after she becomes wife" tips!

    By Blogger Anand, at 7:40 PM  

  • thank you anand for your kindly help. Will get in touch with you soon.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:54 PM  

  • @abhishek: what is shopping without eating? have eaten momos and rolls and alu kabli and phuchka and chelo kabas and mishti doi and...i can see you turning green with envy so i shall stop now. hyuk hyuk.

    @ekta: thank you thank you.

    @marauder : hmm, you do realize that this is my FATHER you are talking about dont you!? *raises eyebrow*

    as for rahuls face pack chobi...he threatened to beat me with the orange shoes if i put that pic here :(

    @anon: read above. who are u btw?

    @m: saris in cal, me in bangalore, how to take pictures!? and pliss my dad is already floating around on cloud nine...aar beshi bolo na please.

    @DC: be fair to the boy, he did it only once and that too at the behest of the cockroach hunting brother. i dont think they made a habit of it. at least i hope not...

    @rita: believe me, wedding shopping is the most exciting and the bestest part about getting married :P

    @anand: hmmm. im not liking this male bonding at all...on MY blog that too. Hrrrmph.

    @rahul: grrr.

    By Blogger Ron, at 4:59 AM  

  • oh you left them precious thingys in Cal? when is the wedding?
    and ur dad deserves every bit of attention he's getting :)

    By Blogger M (tread softly upon), at 9:00 AM  

  • nice pics Ron
    - pretty family
    - you two make a cute couple
    - you definitely look like a bong (know way too many bongs)
    - I'm very very curious to see the Orange shoes (pics would be mucho appreciated :) )
    - and I thought you'd be much younger.

    By Blogger Venky, at 10:04 AM  

  • Differential treatement cholbe na! I cannot see the last two pics, AND I have a cable connection now, so it's got nothing to do with net speed. I demand to see your pic! I demand!

    By Blogger Rimi, at 9:06 PM  

  • @m: wedding is in jan, in cal, so made sense to leave them at home with mom who will take better care of them than i will :)

    @venky: oh but i am not young at all!!! i am going to be 27 by the end of this month! siiiiigh :(

    @rimi: ummm, maybe you could check again? because everyone else maybe..just maaaayyyybeee there is a wee bit of a problem at your end!? aar ekebaarei na paarley ki kora jaabe bolo. tell em what to do i shall do it.

    By Blogger Ron, at 10:45 PM  

  • Deduction - brother-sister pair married sister-brother pair. Very filmy, but kind of cute.

    Your father looks cool, dekhe adda-baaj money hoye, probably good sense of humour ... BUT what the others have overlooked is that your mother looks very cute. My grandmother had the same air of happy serenity.

    And Rahul looks like ... "hey, don't ask ME, I've NO idea how this happened!"
    Wait till you're dragged along on the next round of shopping, is all I can say to him!


    By Blogger J. Alfred Prufrock, at 5:15 AM  

  • u look very cute.. u make a lovely pair n man ur father deserves the attention!

    By Blogger Rama Deepthi Muddu, at 3:42 AM  

  • Hey,

    Saw your photo for the first time. You look happy and cute. And both of you look very good together. Wish you infinite marital bliss.:-)


    By Blogger Nilesh, at 11:02 AM  

  • you look cute, and imo very non-bong! (actually almost all your family except ur dad)
    And well, ur dad looks cool and very smug.
    rahul looks bemused. (not gonna say anymore, not in da mood for cold glares :D)
    btw, orange shoes eh? well, a lil colour never harmed anyone I guess?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:38 PM  

  • baba go. kirom uniformly hot type er family!!! maane, dui side thekei! puro hum aapke hain kaun to! :-]
    All the best for biye - you look radiant and Rahul looks mildly stroino which pretty much settles the whole thing on a tremendously positive note!
    [iye. if i may say so - yo daddeh, he da maan! ami mone mone du-chaarte wolf-whistle merechi kintu.]

    By Blogger rainbeau_peep, at 7:28 AM  

  • @JAPda: my dad is quite the addabaj actually, and you are right about the sense of humour as well. My mother...well, dont let the expression fo happy serenity fool you, she is quite something else on most days :D
    oh and i know betetr than to take that boy shopping with me...i have plenty of women friends (with similarly dysfunctional other halves) who are more than happy to go shopping with me. so there!!

    @josh: why thank you :D

    @nilesh: thank you :)

    @bangalore guy: hmm. i think i must post pics of the orange shoes soon.

    @rainbeau: HUM AAPKE HAIN KAUN!!!???? do you remember the clothes they wore in that movie!!?? DO YOU!??? the red n gold frock, the srange quilted jacket!! and you compare us to THAT!!???? i am very offended :P
    as for my fatherm, he is old enough to be your father and you are whistling at him? chee chee. aajkal kar meyera!! *shakes head disapprovingly*

    By Blogger Ron, at 11:54 PM  

  • Have been visiting your blog on and off...really great stuff! Some of your posts are hilarious...had me in splits all the time :)
    Can't identify with any of the bong stuff, though.

    By Blogger Kaushik, at 1:18 AM  

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