Myself Kamalamma from Kunjibettu, Karnataka.
What to tell you people? I am confused whether to be sad or not to be sad. Now you will ask why Kamalamma, why this to be, not to be status?
I will tell you. Other day I am meeting one neighbour and he is saying, what Kamalamma every time you are writing long open letter to all celebrities and all. What is the use? Anybody is replying or no? Then I am thinking to tell him what huccha you are, as if Big B, SRK, Kamalhassan and all are jobless like you to sit and reply to letters! But what to do? I can only tell the Mister such things, if I am talking to other people like this, then 100% they are saying Abbabba, this Kamalamma is having hot chilies on her tongue! So I am keeping quiet and pretending not to hear.
But afterwards I am thinking he is maybe little bit correct. I am writing letters to so many people and my letters are having so many nice nice words, better than our Shashi Tharoor Anna, but anybody is interested? No, not one naya paisa! But there are some other people in the world, they are putting one word on social media and it is going viral.
Now see that Elon Musk Sir, it seems he is putting one tweet and half the world is immediately doing what he is saying. Like one picnic game we are playing sometimes – one leader is shouting Simon says bring house key, or foreign coin or longest hair and all picnic people are pushing each other and grabbing purse from pocket and hair from head, just to get prize. Like this only, suddenly one day people are removing WhatsApp and installing Telegram; some other people are throwing all gold coins and buying other bits of coins! Why – because their Musk mama is telling on twitter! It seems he is influencer! Even if he is saying remove all clothes and run in the street, maybe people are doing that also! Yebbe!
And what about Dananeer? That girl who is saying one word and becoming too much famous now? It seems she is saying pawri and putting it on social media, and all people are getting excited and standing on their heads! First when I am watching her video, I am thinking there is mistake, maybe she is wanting to say Puri Bhaji and my mouth is watering like Jog Falls. But what to tell you, it seems she is saying pawri instead of party. Simply for fun! And she is becoming so famous I am thinking soon she will form her own pawri and win election in her country.
And what about Kamalamma in this country? Tchah…that day I am just saying, let us order pijja from Dominoes. And what is happening? I am becoming famous? No, my own family is falling on the floor and laughing like the rakshasas in mythology TV episodes. Then the Mister is saying, oho Kamalamma what is this pijja? Dominoes is not having great grandfather; they are only having pizza! Now, I am not Sonia Gandhi to say that word perfectly no! I am not even influencer like Elon Musk or Dananeer Mobeen … I am only one housewife from Karnataka!
So little bit sad feeling is coming in heart, so what I am doing? I am ordering my pijja and when delivery boy is bringing nice paneer tikka pijja, I am sitting on sofa and eating alone. When family is coming for their share I am simply saying, this is me, this is my sofa and this is my pijja pawri going on! For you people there is rice and tomato saaru in kitchen.
This post was published in the Times Of India blogs first. Catch it here.