May 27, 2012

18+ & a Graduate!

Disclaimer- The following is a work of fiction (not to be taken seriously), highlighting the series of situations that usually turn up in a girl’s life who is 18+ and also a graduate, with a dash of sarcasm and humor! Enjoy :) 

As I’m currently being a victim of being in the “marriageable age” category, especially more prominently in the eyes of my Grandparents and their peers :-P, the very fact that time really flies and everyone looks at you as a full- fledged grown up, dawns on you all of a sudden. It hasn’t been long since you’ve finished schooling and graduation and there you go, people are ready to push you (no offence intended) into the next mega- phase of your life- marriage!

You get into so many awkward situations which from no- where turn outta be potential impromptu places for discussing holy matrimony! :-P The critical stage is when you are in your pre- final year of your graduation. Well, I have lost count of how many times elderly people have asked me (rolling their eyes, adjusting their bifocal spectacles, bending towards me and in a wishful tone, whilst giving you ‘the look’), “So, what are you doing these days?”, I reply (while addressing them in a respectful manner, trying to hide my coy smile), “I’m in my pre- final year, engineering”. You should see the look on their face, priceless :-P they say, “Very good, very good! So what plans next?” Many a time, my reply would be “M.Tech, then PhD!” :-P Yeah, done some trolling there! But hey!!!! I then had 2 years to go and that was a lotta time to decide what I wanted to do next!

Your maternal Grandma’s current goal in life becomes “your-ASAP-marriage” [of course, arranged] :-P It’s like she’s been waiting for this day since I was born! :-P She was eagerly waiting for me to complete my graduation. Even though I had to do it, I guess the day I told her about my last day in college was the day she had a big sigh of relief, though I should have had one having undergone the pleasure of studying for four years. :-P

Your paternal Grandma often tells you stories of how young she was when she got married, how she managed a household at that age and exclaims saying that at my age she had 4 kids. :-O :-O  in such a convincing tone that made me think to myself, “OMG! I’m not married yet!” :-P :-P

Your maternal Grandpa starts seeing The Hindu Classifieds (Matrimonial News) and starts asking you what kind of guy you wanna marry!! I better not write my reply here! :-P

Your paternal Grandpa (who happens to be a passionate and accurate astrologer by hobby, though an engineer by profession) starts looking up your horoscope, analyzing the positions and effects of the planets and stars with respect to my birth star, doing all those complex calculations and often saying how the astrologers outside predict wrong stuff and loot money in the name of astrology. ;-) 


Your family priest keeps whispering stuff into your father’s ears saying he’s knows a good match and yet again gives me the look! :-P :-O

When you come to your final year, the hustle bustle increases. I was happy to be in the final year, there was nothing but studies in my mind. But little did I know that they were even happier about it. :-P :-P

Things go even worse when you attend an elder cousin’s wedding. You get those “you-are-next-in-line-look-with-the-buhaha-evil-smile” from practically everyone, except your friend/ cousin who might be sailing in the same boat as you are! ;-) *you are soon to drown, and there are no life- jackets* :-P

Your younger cousin does some eaves- dropping and comes and tells you that the elder lot is discussing your marriage and pokes his elbow at you saying that he’s next after you. :-O Hahaha! He’s more happy about the fact that I’m next, and not worried about the fact that his turn was eventually gonna come! :-P




Why o why! The day the Government legalized marriages at 18+ (for girls) was the day they got a legal license to remind us at every able occasion that you have to get married, there is no escape! 

Well, I never denied it either! ;-) 

Yes, I’m 18+ and a graduate! The people around me love that more than I do now! :-P


#Random.Ramblings!
May 27, 2012

20 comments:

  1. haha! I was literally loling :D Felt like a day in a typical tambram household :D

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  2. I think the situation is same for almost all the girls who are above 18. Yaar, but it's good na :P ;), Think about the boys of your age, they are still INCOMPETENT to marry...LOL. Nicely written...Maja aa gaya padhke :D:D

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    1. Yeaah !! :D Woh toh socha hii nahi tha maine! :P True :P
      Thanku you boss! :)

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  3. Hahah.. Happens with all the women I guess.. Elders are always in a hurry to get them married :D Good that with this post you are reminding all your fans that you are of marriageable age. :P lol

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    1. OMG!! It was not a reminder Vam-see! :P :P

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  4. OMG... i was imagining the situations and your reactions then and there... really... i was... ;) :P

    lady, you have a killer way with your words... and its amazing...!!! ;) :) :)

    good "JAAB"...!!! :):):)

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    1. Tripti- Great! :D :P I've been just playing along with the English language! Thanks girl!! :))

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  5. i can understand this quite clearly.. i've got cousin sisters, an elder one AND a younger one by just a year.. and then there's me and my mum's eager wait! :D nicely written..

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  6. quite true i guess... tho now a days may b not 18... but by 22 every gal's parent start thinking bout marriage, i dnt get whats the rush to send their daughters away so soon.. bt just hope that finally when u finally do get married.. u r happy n i get some cute cute bhanjas n bhanjis!!!

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    1. Yes yes... 18 I wrote because it's the legal age! No one these days gets married at 18! :)
      Yesssss...Thanks bro! :) :)

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  7. divya, I got your blog link from some random browsing and seriously girl...you are a pro at writing funny articles...what i learn from this article is that you are an engineer and you are so good at creative stuff like blogging.. i had an impression that scientific people cannot be creative, i guess i cannot say that anymore...i really admire your sense of humor..it is not just funny, it is refined too...cheers to you..enjoyed reading it and all of it is so true too...good luck.. rahul iyengar

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    1. Thanks for dropping by and commenting! Appreciate it! :)

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  8. I am not sure, you would say/think the same as like now, when you look bride/groom for your grand children :P Don't forget to read this same article, when you cross your 60+ age ;)

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    1. Hahaha! I'm sure I'll be such a 'concerned' parent/ grandparent and my kids/ grandkids will be blessed to have such an 'amma'/a 'paati'! :P :P LOL!!

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  9. You still have time on your side. 18+ isn't exactly a "marriageable" age. Keep reaching for your stars, while you can. I liked your narration. Keep going. :-)

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    1. Dude!!! This post is a work of fiction- it's not exactly my life story!! And there is some amount of exaggeration too because I wanted to make it funny!!! And these days obviously 18 is not an age to get married! I just wrote 18 because that's the legal age for a girl to get married!!! So, don't take the post otherwise! These days girls prefer getting married around 25 or so!! Glad you enjoyed the narration!! Thanks! :) Good day!!!

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  10. @Divya, my comment was also for the "fictional" you, the narrator. ;-)

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    1. Oh is it! I wonder why you would give advice, "Keep reaching for your stars, while you can." to a fictional character. Anyways, thanks!

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